Dr. Alan Beck
Office: BGS 1000E
Phone: 1-519-661-2111 x.82253
Not so much research as current interest in aspects
of Cosmoclimatology and Stochastic Resonance as they pertain to
climate change. Alan Beck's lifelong scientific interest has been in
heat flow, the thermal state of the Earth. He is the 1993 winner of the
J. Tuzo Wilson Medal, the author of a text 'Physical Principles of
Exploration Methods', and numerous other publications.
- Alan E. Beck 2003, The Rise
and Fall of a Geophysics Department: A Brief History of the Department
of Geophysics IN Earthquake & Engineering Seismology, Part B,
Chapter 79.12, CD #2 edited by William H. K. Lee, Hiroo Kanamori, Paul
C. Jennings and Carl Kisslinger
A.E., 1994, "On Universities, J. Tuzo Wilson Medal Acceptance
Speech",Elements: Newsletter of the Canadian Geophysical Union, 12:7-9.
A.E., 1992, "Inferring past climate change from subsurface temperature
profiles: some problems and methods", IN Climatic change inferred from
underground temperatures, ed T.J. Lewis, Special Edition
of Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology (Global and Planetary
Change Section), 1992, 98:73-80.
- Nielsen, S.B.
and Beck, A.E., "Heat flow density values and paleoclimate determined
from stochastic inversion of four temperature-depth profiles from the
Superior Province of the Canadian Shield", Tectonophysics 164:345-360,
- Wang, K.,
Shen, P.Y. and Beck, A.E., "A solution to the inverse problem of coupled
hydrological and thermal regimes", IN Hydrogeological Regimes and
Their Subsurface Thermal Effects, AGU Monograph 47 (IUGG Volume 2),
Edited by A.E. Beck, L. Stegena and G. Garven, 7-21, 1989.
- Beck, A.E., 1964, "A note on the thermal history of the Earth and the possible origin of a solid inner core", Can. J. Phys. Vol. 42, 1964.