This themed issue was inspired by a session entitled "Advances in 3-D Imaging and Analysis of Rocks and Other Earth Materials," at the American Geophysical Union Joint Assembly, held in Toronto, Canada, in May 2009. Several of the contributions in this themed issue derive from presentations at the meeting, but others were submitted in response to a call for papers.
The contributions encompass a wide range of topics, from applications of established techniques to a variety of materials, the development of new imaging techniques, and the description of improved imaging and analysis techniques.
The most recent papers are at the bottom of the list.
Gualda et al.
Geosphere, 2010, v. 6, p. 468-469, doi:10.1130/GES00639.1
Introduction: Advances in 3D imaging and analysis of geomaterials
Degruyter et al.
Geosphere, 2010, v. 6, p. 470-481, doi:10.1130/GES00555.1
Synchrotron X-ray microtomography and lattice Boltzmann simulations of gas flow through volcanic pumices
Kervyn et al.
Geosphere, 2010, v. 6, p. 482-498, doi:10.1130/GES00564.1
3D imaging of volcano gravitational deformation by computerized X-ray micro-tomography
Ketcham et al.
Geosphere, 2010, v. 6, p. 499-514, doi:10.1130/GES00552.1
Three-dimensional measurement of fractures in heterogeneous materials using high-resolution X-ray computed tomography
Greenberg and Ebel
Geosphere, 2010, v. 6, p. 515-523, doi:10.1130/GES00557.1
Laser scanning confocal microscopy of comet material in aerogel
Pamukcu and Gualda
Geosphere, 2010, v. 6, p. 775-781, doi:10.1130/GES00565.1
Quantitative 3D petrography using X-ray tomography 2: Combining information at various resolutions
Gualda et al.
Geosphere, 2010, v. 6, p. 782-792, doi:10.1130/GES00568.1
Quantitative 3D petrography using X-ray tomography 3: Documenting accessory phases with differential absorption tomography
Zandomeneghi et al.
Geosphere, 2010, v. 6, p. 793-804, doi:10.1130/GES00561.1
Quantitative analysis of X-ray microtomography images of geomaterials: Application to volcanic rocks
Mills and Rose
Geosphere, 2010, v. 6, p. 805-811, doi:10.1130/GES00558.1
Shape and surface area measurements using scanning electron microscope stereo-pair images of volcanic ash particles
Wang et al.
Geosphere, 2011, v. 7, p. 40-53, doi:10.1130/GES00560.1
In situ high-pressure and high-temperature X-ray microtomographic imaging during large deformation: A new technique for studying mechanical behavior of multiphase composites
Cnudde et al.
Geosphere, 2011, v. 7, p. 54-61, doi:10.1130/GES00563.1
3D characterization of sandstone by means of X-ray computed tomography
Proussevitch et al.
Geosphere, 2011, v. 7, p. 62-69, doi:10.1130/GES00559.1
A new 3D method of measuring bubble size distributions from vesicle fragments preserved on surfaces of volcanic ash particles
Baker et al.
Geosphere, 2011, v. 7, p. 70-78, doi:10.1130/GES00553.1
A study on the reproducibility of counting vesicles in volcanic rocks
Boone et al.
Geosphere, 2011, v. 7, p. 79-86, doi:10.1130/GES00562.1
Three-dimensional phase separation and identification in granite
Heath et al.
Geosphere, 2011, v. 7, p. 429-454, doi:10.1130/GES00619.1
Pore networks in continental and marine mudstones: Characteristics and controls on sealing behavior
Geosphere, 2011, v. 7, p. 724-732, doi:10.1130/GES00631.1
Reduce3D: A tool for three-dimensional spatial statistical analysis of crystals
Geosphere, 2011, v. 7, p. 1294-1302, doi:10.1130/GES00566.1
Advances in high-resolution neutron computed tomography: Adapted to the earth sciences