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A Bibliography of the Literature on North American Climates of the Past 13,000 Years

A Bibliography of the Literature on North American Climates of the Past 13,000 Years

Author: Donald K Grayson Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2019

Originally published in 1975, this extensive bibliography has been drawn from archaeological, botanical, geological, meteorological and zoological sources. It covers those studies which deal with periods of time for which modern observational data are not available. Included sources range from those which make minor contributions to our understanding of North American paleoclimates to those whose impacts upon this understanding have been considerable.

Changing Climates, Ecosystems and Environments within Arid Southern Africa and Adjoining Regions Palaeoecology of Africa 33

Changing Climates, Ecosystems and Environments within Arid Southern Africa and Adjoining Regions Palaeoecology of Africa 33

Author: Juergen Runge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2019

This book is volume 33 of the yearbook series 'Palaeoecology of Africa' presenting the outcome of a 'tribute conference' to the internationally recognized South African researcher and palynologist Professor Louis Scott. He has recently retired, but is continuing his active research career. The conference proceedings and articles published here highlight and celebrate Prof. Scott's contribution to palaeoscience and to the natural sciences in general. The conference was organized in July 2014 by the National Museum, Bloemfontein and the University of the Free State, South Africa, and focused on both past and present environments, ecosystems and climates of the arid regions of southern Africa, an area that serves as major focus of Prof. Scott's research. Louis Scott's research interests include stratigraphic palynology, long-term continental environmental change during the Cainozoic, and interpretation of palaeoenvironmental records associated with archaeological sites. His research has contributed insights into the origin of our current environment by identifying long-term patterns of climate change. Results have been applied in numerical models of vegetation change in Africa and globally. The results of these studies are relevant across the fields of botany, geology, climatology, archaeology, anthropology and palaeontology. The chapters revisit and discuss the scientific work of Prof. Scott: among others the reconstructions of vegetation and climatic history in various areas of southern Africa, including the Tswaing Crater with a record of 200 000 years, that give insights into environmental conditions during the Last Glacial Period and the subsequent development of modern conditions. Some observations also provide key baseline information, contributing to understanding past human and environmental contexts and climatic change and the effects of global warming.

Multiphase Environmental Chemistry in the Atmosphere

Multiphase Environmental Chemistry in the Atmosphere

This book is based on a selection of presentations given at the very successful symposium < Multiphase Chemistry of Atmospheric Aerosols> held at the 2017 ACS Fall meeting and attended by a large number of researchers. This symposium provided an excellent opportunity to hear about multiple aspects of atmospheric multiphase chemistry from a diverse spectrum of presenters, including laboratory and field experimentalists and modelers. Similarly, by presenting the material in a single edited book, we hope to encourage cross-disciplinary thinking among these topics so that more scientists can imagine solutions to the challenges of understanding and mitigating the effects of atmospheric aerosols. The chapter authors begin with introductory material addressing scientists who may work in a broad range of disciplines, and then move to more specific details for the experts in the field. Therefore, this book should be an excellent resource for those just starting in the field of atmospheric chemistry and for those who want to initiate new research directions with a mix of basics and some of the newest advances.

Fliessgewasser Hydraulik, Hydrologie, Morphologie Und Wasserbau

Fliessgewasser Hydraulik, Hydrologie, Morphologie Und Wasserbau

Author: Andreas Malcherek Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2019

Meteoroids Sources of Meteors on Earth and Beyond

Meteoroids Sources of Meteors on Earth and Beyond

Author: Galina O. Ryabova Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2019

This definitive guide provides advanced students and researchers with a detailed yet accessible overview of all of the central topics of meteor science. Leading figures from the field summarise their active research on themes ranging from the physical composition of meteoroids to the most recent optical and radar observations and ongoing theoretical developments. Crucial practical issues are also considered, such as the risk posed by meteoroids - to spacecraft, and on the ground - and future avenues of research are explored. Taking advantage of the latest dynamical models, insights are offered into meteor flight phenomena and the evolution of meteoroid streams and complexes, as well as describing the in-depth laboratory analysis of recovered material. The rapid rate of progress in twenty-first-century research makes this volume essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand how recent developments broaden our understanding of meteors, meteoroids and their origins.

Water Vapor Measurement Methods and Instrumentation

Water Vapor Measurement Methods and Instrumentation

Author: Pieter R. Wiederhold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2019

Offering all aspects of humidity measurement and instrumentation, this work includes rudiments and theory, common applications, advantages and limitations of frequently-used sensors and techniques, and guidelines for installation, maintenance and calibration. The disk is intended for easy conversions of humidity parameters and units.

Information Technology in Geo-Engineering Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference (ICITG), Guimaraes, Portugal

Information Technology in Geo-Engineering Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference (ICITG), Guimaraes, Portugal

Author: Antonio Gomes Correia Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2019

These proceedings address the latest developments in information communication and technologies for geo-engineering. The 3rd International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering (ICITG 2019), held in Guimaraes, Portugal, follows the previous successful installments of this conference series in Durham (2014) and Shanghai (2010). The respective chapters cover the following: Use of information and communications technologies Big data and databases Data mining and data science Imaging technologies Building information modelling applied to geo-structures Artificial intelligence Smart geomaterials and intelligent construction Sensors and monitoring Asset management Case studies on design, construction and maintenance Given its broad range of coverage, the book will benefit students, educators, researchers and professional practitioners alike, encouraging these readers to help take the geo-engineering community into the digital age

United States Water Law An Introduction

United States Water Law An Introduction

Author: John W. Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

A Vital Explanation of Water Law and Policy Because demand for and access to quality water far exceeds the current supply, it is increasingly critical to understand the state and federal laws and policies that govern water rights. From farming, fishing, and biology to manufacturing, mine operation, and public water supply, water regulation affects all strata of society. Determining U.S. Water Rights: Different Systems for Different Needs United States Water Law: An Introduction is a concise overview of law and policy related to U.S. water rights and regulation of water quantity and quality. This wide-ranging book reviews the two major systems used to determine rights in the western and eastern states. It explores these different systems, which are based on the divergent factors affecting the two regions - the immense amount of government-owned property and arid conditions in the west, and ownership of riparian land in the east. The author also covers western states that adhere to the hybrid system, which recognizes early riparian rights predating adoption of later appropriation systems, and he explains that most states recognize at least some riparian rights to the use of surface water. Special sections detail regulatory considerations such as Native American rights, environmental regulation, nuisance and tort law, and social theory. Tools to Aid Further Research To elucidate basic principles and differences in water law, this book contains Internet links to state water codes and contact information for regulatory agencies that handle applications. It presents key federal case law and statutes and other features to reinforce the material. For law practitioners and environmentalists to property/business owners acquiring or retaining water rights, this is the ideal primer on water law, with numerous tools to aid in further research.

Climate Mathematics Theory and Applications

Climate Mathematics Theory and Applications

This unique text provides a thorough, yet accessible, grounding in the mathematics, statistics, and programming that students need to master for coursework and research in climate science, meteorology, and oceanography. Assuming only high school mathematics, it presents carefully selected concepts and techniques in linear algebra, statistics, computing, calculus and differential equations within the context of real climate science examples. Computational techniques are integrated to demonstrate how to visualize, analyze, and apply climate data, with R code featured in the book and both R and Python code available online. Exercises are provided at the end of each chapter with selected solutions available to students to aid self-study and further solutions provided online for instructors only. Additional online supplements to aid classroom teaching include datasets, images, and animations. Guidance is provided on how the book can support a variety of courses at different levels, making it a highly flexible text for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers and professional climate scientists who need to refresh or modernize their quantitative skills.

Fundamentals of Reservoir Rock Properties

Fundamentals of Reservoir Rock Properties

Author: Tarek Al-Arbi Omar Ganat Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2019

This book explains the basic technologies, concepts, approaches, and terms used in relation to reservoir rocks. Accessible to engineers in varying roles, it provides the tools necessary for building reservoir characterization and simulation models that improve resource definition and recovery, even in complex depositional environments. The book is enriched with numerous examples from a wide variety of applications, to help readers understand the topics. It also describes in detail the key relationships between the different rock properties and their variables. As such, it is of interest to researchers, engineers, lab technicians, and postgraduate students in the field of petroleum engineering.

Advanced GNSS Tropospheric Products for Monitoring Severe Weather Events and Climate COST Action ES1206 Final Action Dissemination Report

Advanced GNSS Tropospheric Products for Monitoring Severe Weather Events and Climate COST Action ES1206 Final Action Dissemination Report

Author: Jonathan Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2019

The book (COST Action Final report) summarises the proceedings from COST Action ES1206. COST Action ES1206, Advanced GNSS Tropospheric Products for Severe Weather Events and Climate (GNSS4SWEC), was a 4-year project, running from 2013 to 2017, which coordinated new and improved capabilities from concurrent developments in GNSS, meteorological and climate communities. For the first time, the synergy of multi-GNSS constellations was used to develop new, more advanced tropospheric products, exploiting the full potential of multi-GNSS on a wide range of temporal and spatial scales - from real-time products monitoring and forecasting severe weather, to the highest quality post-processed products suitable for climate research. The Action also promoted the use of meteorological data as an input to real-time GNSS positioning, navigation, and timing services and has stimulated knowledge and data transfer throughout Europe and beyond.