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Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere from Space: "

Kokhanovsky, Alexander.
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(2017)  | 9783642104114 | Springer | hbk. | 1,  | book | 549pp
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Our planet faces many global environmental problems (i.e. warming and gradual disappearance of ice in Arctic). The only possible way to monitor all of these changes is through remote sensing from satellites. The objective of this book is to describe recent advances in satellite instrumentation and in...

Fluid Dynamics for Global Environmental Studies: "

Tech., Kyushu Univ., Dept. Kyushu Univ., Dept. Interdis.Grad Sch Engg Sci, Kyushu Univ., Dept.
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(2017)  | 9784431564973 | Springer | pbk. | 1,  | book | 368pp | Availability last checked: 9/8/2017
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This book introduces the basic concepts of environmental fluid dynamics. It is intended for use by students, researchers, engineers, and specialists working not only in general fluid research but also in the atmospheric and oceanic research fields. The Earth is covered by atmosphere and oceans and is...

Disaster risk governance in india and cross cutting issues.

Pal, Indrajit. Shaw, Rajib.
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(2017)  | 9789811033094 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 413pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This book provides an analytical discussion of the status of disaster risk reduction and governance in an Indian context, drawing examples and lessons from the output of the national and regional level programs and projects and from other relevant experiences in the country. Different types of disasters...

Adaptive governance of disaster : drought and flood in rural areas.

Hurlbert, Margot.
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(2017)  | 9783319578002 | Springer | hbk. | book | xviii, 247pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This book provides a comparative analysis of policy instruments designed to respond to climate change, drought and floods in connection with agricultural producers and their communities in four case study areas: Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada; Coquimbo, Chile; and Mendoza, Argentina. Assessed from...

Fractured Vuggy Carbonate Reservoir Simulation: "

Huang, Zhao-Qin. Yao, Jun.
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(2017)  | 9783662550311 | Springer | hbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | xi, 245pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This book solves the open problems in fluid flow modeling through the fractured vuggy carbonate reservoirs. Fractured vuggy carbonate reservoirs usually have complex pore structures, which contain not only matrix and fractures but also the vugs and cavities. Since the vugs and cavities are irregular...

Advances in analysis and design of deep foundations : proceedings of the 1st geomeast international congress and exhibition, egypt 2017 on sustainable civil infrastructures.

Abu-Farsakh, Murad. Alshibli, Khalid. Puppala, Anand.
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(2017)  | 9783319616414 | Springer | pbk. | book | ix, 304pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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This volume on "Advances in Analysis and Design of Deep Foundations" contains 22 technical papers which cover various aspects of analysis and design of deep foundations based on full-scale field testing, numerical modeling, and analytical solutions. The technical papers are 8-10 pages long that present...

Advancement in the design and performance of sustainable asphalt pavements : proceedings of the 1st geomeast international congress and exhibition, egypt 2017 on sustainable civil infrastructures.

Mohammad, Louay.
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(2017)  | 9783319619071 | Springer | pbk. | book | ix, 326pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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This volume on "Advancement in the Design and Performance of Sustainable Asphalt Pavements" includes a collection of research and practical papers from an international research and technology activities on Mixture Design Innovation, Structural Pavement Design, Advancement in Production and Construction,...

Engineering challenges for sustainable underground use : proceedings of the 1st geomeast international congress and exhibition, egypt 2017 on sustainable civil infrastructures.

Agaiby, Sherif. Grasso, Piergiorgio.
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(2017)  | 9783319616353 | Springer | pbk. | book | viii, 233pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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This volume comprises a set of high-quality, refereed papers that address the different aspects related to the geotechnical and structural design and construction of deep excavations, tunnels and underground space facilities as well as the effect of their construction on the surroundings. The papers...

Biogeochemical transformations in the baltic sea : an approach based on observations of the marine co2 system.

Schneider, Bernd.
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(2017)  | 9783319616988 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 110pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This book provides a comprehensive review of the biogeochemistry in the Baltic Sea. It is based on the fact that biogeochemical processes that are relevant for the ecological state of the Baltic Sea (and other sea areas), are all in some way related to the production and mineralization of organic matter...

Recent developments in railway track and transportation engineering : proceedings of the 1st geomeast international congress and exhibition, egypt 2017 on sustainable civil infrastructures.

Jing, Guoqing. Pombo, JoĂŁo.
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(2017)  | 9783319616261 | Springer | pbk. | book | viii, 169pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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This volume brings together scientific experts in different areas that contribute to the Railway Track & Transportation Engineering challenges, evaluate the State-of-the-Art, identify the shortcomings and opportunities for research and promote the interaction with the industry. In particular, scientific...

Climate change adaptation to coastal storms in atlantic canada.

Plante, Steve. Thornbush, Mary J. Vasseur, Liette.
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(2017)  | 9783319634913 | Springer | pbk. | book | viii, 91pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This brief is based on an analysis that was performed on the 2010 winter storms that caused considerable damage to coastal communities in Atlantic Canada. The hazards that occurred were associated with storm surge, high waves, coastal erosion, and flooding. The analysis covered a large multisite longitudinal...

Advances in reinforced soil structures : proceedings of the 1st geomeast international congress and exhibition, egypt 2017 on sustainable civil infrastructures.

Guler, Erol. Shukla, Sanjay Kumar.
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(2017)  | 9783319635699 | Springer | pbk. | book | viii, 161pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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Soil reinforcement is a very useful technique to construct several cost-effective soil structures in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. The most commonly used reinforcement materials are galvanised steel strips, geosynthetics in the form of woven geotextiles, geogrids and geocomposites,...

Soil dynamics and soil-structure interaction for resilient infrastructure : proceedings of the 1st geomeast international congress and exhibition, egypt 2017 on sustainable civil infrastructures.

Abdoun, Tarek. Elfass, Sherif.
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(2017)  | 9783319635422 | Springer | pbk. | book | viii, 234pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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Infrastructure is the key to creating a sustainable community. It affects our future well-being as well as the economic climate. Indeed, the infrastructure we are building today will shape tomorrow's communities. GeoMEast 2017 created a venue for researchers and practitioners from all over the world...

Nisyros volcano : the kos - yali - nisyros volcanic field.

Bachmann, Oliver. Dietrich, Volker Jörg. Lagios, Evangelos.
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(2017)  | 9783319554587 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 343pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This book presents the first compilation of scientific research on the island of Nisyros, involving various geoscientific disciplines. Presenting a wealth of illustrations and maps, including a geological map of the volcano, it also provides valuable insights into the geothermal potential of Greece. The...

Ground improvement and earth structures : proceedings of the 1st geomeast international congress and exhibition, egypt 2017 on sustainable civil infrastructures.

Bouassida, Mounir. Meguid, Mohamed A.
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(2017)  | 9783319638881 | Springer | pbk. | book | viii, 171pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This volume contains research articles that cover a wide range of topics related to ground improvement and subsurface structures. Selected papers represent the state-of-the-art in the analysis and design of reinforced retaining walls, diaphragm walls and buried pipes. In addition, topics related to...

Atmospheric and space sciences: ionospheres and plasma environments : volume 2.

Yigit, Erdal.
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(2017)  | 9783319620053 | Springer | pbk. | book | xviii, 147pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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The SpringerBriefs on Atmospheric and Space Sciences in two volumes presents a concise and interdisciplinary introduction to the basic theory, observation & modeling of atmospheric and ionospheric coupling processes on Earth. The goal is to contribute toward bridging the gap between meteorology, aeronomy,...

Advances in characterization and analysis of expansive soils and rocks : proceedings of the 1st geomeast international congress and exhibition, egypt 2017 on sustainable civil infrastructures.

Hoyos, Laureano R. McCartney, John.
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(2017)  | 9783319619309 | Springer | pbk. | book | viii, 222pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This volume includes a collection of technical papers covering two important research topics in geotechnical engineering: (1) the behavior and treatment of expansive soils, and (2) the characterization of rock properties. The twelve studies on expansive soils include investigations into novel stabilization...

Engineering geology and geological engineering for sustainable use of the earth's resources, urbanization and infrastructure protection from geohazards : proceedings of the 1st geomeast international congress and exhibition, egypt 2017 on sustainable civil infrastructures.

Giordan, Daniele. Lollino, Piernicola. Wasowski, Janusz.
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(2017)  | 9783319616476 | Springer | pbk. | book | ix, 284pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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The ongoing population growth is resulting in rapid urbanization, new infrastructure development and increasing demand for the Earth's natural resources (e.g., water, oil/gas, minerals). This, together with the current climate change and increasing impact of natural hazards, imply that the engineering...

Numerical analysis of nonlinear coupled problems : proceedings of the 1st geomeast international congress and exhibition, egypt 2017 on sustainable civil infrastructures.

Rashed, Youssef. Shehata, Hany.
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(2017)  | 9783319619040 | Springer | pbk. | book | ix, 354pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This volume deals with numerical simulation of coupled problems in soil mechanics and foundations. It contains analysis of both shallow and deep foundations. Several nonlinear problems are considered including, soil plasticity, cracking, reaching the soil bearing capacity, creep, etc. Dynamic analysis...

Materials for sustainable infrastructure : proceedings of the 1st geomeast international congress and exhibition, egypt 2017 on sustainable civil infrastructures.

Struble, Leslie. Tebaldi, Gabriele.
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(2017)  | 9783319616322 | Springer | pbk. | book | ix, 328pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This volume includes a unique group of chapters focusing on new advances in materials for infrastructure sustainability. Chapters have been well-organized and handled by a group of international experts in order to discuss a timely topic with regards to the sustainable infrastructures. This volume is...

Contemporary issues in geoenvironmental engineering : proceedings of the 1st geomeast international congress and exhibition, egypt 2017 on sustainable civil infrastructures.

Gallaa, Abdullah. Singh, D. N.
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(2017)  | 9783319616117 | Springer | pbk. | book | x, 420pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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With high urbanization rates, advancement in technologies, and changes in consumption behavior of people, wastes generated through the daily activities of individuals and organizations pose many challenges in their management. The articles presented in this edited volume deal with the attempts made...

Towards sustainable cities in asia and the middle east : proceedings of the 1st geomeast international congress and exhibition, egypt 2017 on sustainable civil infrastructures.

Altan, Haşim. Calautit, John. Chaudhry, Hassam. Rodrigues, Fernanda.
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(2017)  | 9783319616445 | Springer | pbk. | book | viii, 232pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This volume presents innovative work on innovative methods, tools and practices aimed at supporting the transition of Asian and Middle Eastern cities and regions towards a more smart and sustainable dimension. The role of the built and urban environment are becoming more pronounced in Asia and Middle...

Facing the challenges in structural engineering : proceedings of the 1st geomeast international congress and exhibition, egypt 2017 on sustainable civil infrastructures.

Calvi, Gian Michele. Elnashai, Amr. Rodrigues, Hugo.
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(2017)  | 9783319619132 | Springer | pbk. | book | x, 502pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This edited volume brings together findings and case studies on fundamental and applied aspects of structural engineering, applied to buildings, bridges and infrastructures in general. It focuses on the application of advanced experimental and numerical techniques and new technologies to the built environment....

Submarine geomorphology.

Krastel, Sebastian. Micallef, Aaron. Savini, Alessandra.
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(2017)  | 9783319578514 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 556pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This book on the current state of knowledge of submarine geomorphology aims to achieve the goals of the Submarine Geomorphology working group, set up in 2013, by establishing submarine geomorphology as a field of research, disseminating its concepts and techniques among earth scientists and...

The dawn angiosperms : uncovering the origin of flowering plants.

Wang, Xin.
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(2017)  | 9783319583242 | Springer | hbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | xxvii, 407pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This book discusses the controversial and conflicting hypotheses on the origin of angiosperms, which was generally assumed to be restricted to the Cretaceous and later ages. Since publishing the first edition of “The Dawn of Angiosperms” in 2010, several important advances have been made in this field...

Involvement of Fluids in Earthquake Ruptures: Field/Experimental Data and Modeling

Tsutsumi, Akito. Yamashita, Teruo.
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(2017)  | 9784431565604 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 187pp | Availability last checked: 15/8/2017
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This book furnishes state-of-the-art knowledge about how earthquake faulting is coupled with fluid flow. The authors describe the theoretical background of modeling of faulting coupled with fluid flow in detail. Field and laboratory evidence to suggest the fluid involvement in earthquake faulting is...

Geomorphology of lake-catchment systems : a new perspective from limnogeomorphology.

Kashiwaya, Kenji.
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(2017)  | 9789811051098 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 139pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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This book presents the study of limnogeomorphology, in which past proxy data such as lacustrine sediments with information on landform development can be linked to modern observed data acquired by instruments, including hydro-geomorphological and sedimentary data.Traditionally, in the field of earth...

Magnetometry in environmental sciences : studying environmental structure changes and environmental pollution.

Łęczyński, Leszek. Ossowski, Tadeusz. Teisseyre-Jeleńska, Maria.
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(2017)  | 9783319602127 | Springer | hbk. | book | xix, 125pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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The book offers a review of the work of the Polish Research Group on selected topics of environmental magnetism:  the application of magnetic methods to study pollution of outdoor and indoor air, street dust, polluted soil, air filters and indoor dust; the use of magnetic properties to study pedogenic...

Hypogene karst regions and caves of the world.

Audra, Philippe. Auler, Augusto. De, Waele Jo. Klimchouk, Alexander. Palmer, Arthur.
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(2017)  | 9783319533476 | Springer | hbk. | book | xx, 911pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This book illustrates the diversity of hypogene speleogenetic processes and void-conduit patterns depending on variations of the geological environments by presenting regional and cave-specific case studies. The cases include both well-known and newly recognized hypogene karst regions and caves of the...

High-mountain atmospheric research : the italian mt. cimone wmo/gaw global station (2165 m a. s. l. ).

Brattich, Erika. Cristofanelli, Paolo. Maione, Michela. Putero, Davide. Tositti, Laura.
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(2017)  | 9783319611266 | Springer | pbk. | book | vii, 135pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This book presents the results of 20 years of atmospheric composition research studies carried out at the high-mountain (2,165 m a.s.l.) Observatory ''O. Vittori'' in Italy, part of the only global station in the Mediterranean region that belongs to the World Meteorological Organization’s Global Atmosphere...

Induction soundings of the earth's mantle.

Petrishchev, Maxim. Semenov, Vladimir.
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(2017)  | 9783319537948 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 100pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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At the heart of this book is the generalized theoretical approach that is applied to investigate the geoelectrical structure of the Earth's mantle. It also analyzes the results of regional and global induction sounding of the Earth's mantle and compares them with the results obtained by other geophysical...

The 2011 japan earthquake and tsunami: reconstruction and restoration : insights and assessment after 5 years.

Iuchi, Kanako. Maki, Norio. Santiago-Fandiño, Vicente. Sato, Shinji.
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(2017)  | 9783319586908 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 485pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This book covers the restoration and reconstruction process and activities undertaken in Japan in the first five years since the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami - a period widely considered to be the most intensive reconstruction phase within the 10-year restoration plan drawn up by the Japanese Government....

The plutocene: blueprints for a post-anthropocene greenhouse earth.

Glikson, Andrew Y.
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(2017)  | 9783319572369 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 154pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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This book presents projections and blueprints of the future geologic period, climate and biosphere, based on our current understanding of the Earth's history and recent developments in the atmosphere-ocean-cryosphere system. By the second decade of the 21st century it has become clear that, rather than...

River Deltas : Types, Structures and Ecology.

Schmidt, Paul E.
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(2017)  | 9781617287565 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | hbk. | book | xi, 186pp
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A delta is a landform that is created at the mouth of a river where that river flows into an ocean, sea, estuary, lake, reservoir, flat arid area, or another river. Deltas are formed from the deposition of the sediment carried by the river as the flow leaves the mouth of the river. Over long periods...

Snow

Kirk, Ruth.
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(2017)  | 9780295997780 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | hbk. | book | 320pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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Snow has had an astonishing influence on the shape of the land and humanhistory. Ruth Kirk writes perceptively of how animals and people survive in thesnow; of glaciers, continental ice sheets, blizzards, and avalanches; and of theawesome hazards of Arctic and Antarctic exploration. She discusses both...

Oceanographers and the Cold War: Disciples of Marine Science

Hamblin, Jacob Darwin.
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(2017)  | 9780295997889 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | pbk. | book | 368pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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Oceanographers and the Cold War is about patronage, politics, and the communityof scientists. It is the first book to examine the study of the oceans duringthe Cold War era and explore the international focus of American oceanographers,taking into account the roles of the U.S. Navy, United States foreign...

Earthquake-induced landslides : initiation and run-out analysis by considering vertical seismic loading, tension failure and the trampoline effect.

Zhang, Yingbin.
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(2017)  | 9789811029349 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxiv, 197pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This book sheds new light on improved methods for the study of the initiation and run-out of earthquake-induced landslides. It includes an initiation study method that considers tension-shear failure mechanism; an improved, rigorous, dynamic sliding-block method based on dynamic critical acceleration;...

Trap Magmatism and Ore Formation in the Siberian Noril'sk Region: Volume 2. Atlas of Magmatic Rocks

Ryabov, V.V.
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(2017)  | 9789402407310 | Springer | pbk. | 1,  | book | 628pp | Availability last checked: 1/8/2017
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The basis of this investigation is the petrographic and geochemical understanding of principal igneous rock types of the Noril’sk region, in order to demonstrate that these data provide unique and self-evident solutions to the problems of petrogenesis and mineralization. The results of the investigations...

Thermal springs and geothermal energy in the qinghai-tibetan plateau and the surroundings.

Liao, Zhijie.
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(2017)  | 9789811034848 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 313pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This book introduces readers to the rich and varied thermal springs of the Tibetan Plateau, which is steadily rising due to the collision of two continental plates. Readers will discover a wealth of information on boiling springs and hot springs, including their location and elevation, temperature,...

The western arctic seas encyclopedia.

Kostianoy, Andrey G. Semenov, Aleksandr. Zonn, Igor S.
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(2017)  | 9783319255811 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiv, 539pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This Encyclopedia is designed to accumulate and systematize our knowledge about the unique natural water areas - the Barents, White and Kara seas, their wealth, the events that took place on its waters and shores, and the remarkable people whose lives were and are closely intertwined with the seas....

Ecosystem services of headwater catchments.

Haigh, Martin. Hofer, Thomas. Křeček, Josef. Kubin, Eero. Promper, Catrin.
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(2017)  | 9783319579450 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 308pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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This book addresses the evaluation of environmental impacts and services identified in headwaters of different eco-zones around the world. It presents 24 papers selected from contributions to recent meetings of the European Forestry Commission Working Party on the Management of Mountain Watersheds,...

Isotropic and anisotropic seismic tomography using active source and earthquake records.

Lin, Yu-Pin.
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(2017)  | 9789811050671 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxvii, 91pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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This book presents investigations on the Earth's seismic structure using both active-source and natural earthquake records. It discusses the ground-truth data obtained from the TAiwan Integrated GEodynamics Research (TAIGER) active-source experiments that provides excellent and unique insights...

Landscapes and landforms of the lesser antilles.

Allen, Casey D.
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(2017)  | 9783319557854 | Springer | hbk. | book | xx, 321pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This book focuses on the highly touristed, but surprisingly under-researched Lesser Antilles region. After offering a brief overview of the region’s geologic and tectonic history, as well as its basic climatology, subsequent chapters then discuss each island’s (or island set’s) geomorphology and geology,...

Minerals and allied natural resources and their sustainable development : principles, perspectives with emphasis on the indian scenario.

Deb, Mihir. Sarkar, Sanjib Chandra.
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(2017)  | 9789811045639 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxvi, 569pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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Nonrenewable natural resources – metallic and non-metallic minerals, industrial rocks and energy resources (both organic and inorganic), have been treated in a holistic manner in this book, including two important resources (soil and water), not commonly covered in most books on this topic. For the...

Disaster risk management in the republic of korea.

Kim, Yong Kyun. Sohn, Hong-Gyoo.
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(2017)  | 9789811047886 | Springer | hbk. | book | xv, 217pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This book scrutinizes the entire disaster trajectory history in the Republic of Korea: evolution, cross-over, and interconnection among natural, technological, and social disasters. Also examined is the government’s dynamic reaction for effective disaster responses in the wake of major disasters, labelled...

Advancing culture of living with landslides : vol. 5 landslides in different environments.

Mikos, Matjaz. Sassa, Kyoji. Vilimek, Vit. Yin, Yueping.
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(2017)  | 9783319534824 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxi, 557pp | Availability last checked: 24/5/2017
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This volume contains peer-reviewed papers from the Fourth World Landslide Forum organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), the Global Promotion Committee of the International Programme on Landslides (IPL), University of Ljubljana (UL) and Geological Survey of Slovenia in Ljubljana,...

Computational techniques for modeling atmospheric processes.

Doroshenko, Anatoliy. Prusov, V. A.
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(2017)  | 9781522526360 | Information Science Publishing | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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Meteorology has made significant strides in recent years due to the development of new technologies. With the aid of the latest instruments, the analysis of atmospheric data can be optimized. Computational Techniques for Modeling Atmospheric Processes is an academic reference source that encompasses...

Laser scanning applications in landslide assessment.

Pradhan, Biswajeet.
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(2017)  | 9783319553412 | Springer | hbk. | book | xviii, 359pp | Availability last checked: 17/5/2017
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This book is related to various applications of laser scanning in landslide assessment. Landslide detection approaches, susceptibility, hazard, vulnerability assessment and various modeling techniques are presented. Optimization of landslide conditioning parameters and use of heuristic, statistical,...

Lagrangian oceanography : large-scale transport and mixing in the ocean.

Budyansky, Maxim V. Prants, Sergey V. Uleysky, Michael Yu.
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(2017)  | 9783319530215 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiv, 273pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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This book uses the Lagrangian approach, especially useful and convenient for studying large-scale transport and mixing in the ocean, to present a detailed view of ocean circulation. This approach focuses on simulations and on monitoring the trajectories of fluid particles, which are governed by advection...

Dictionary of mathematical geosciences : with historical notes.

Howarth, Richard J.
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(2017)  | 9783319573144 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 893pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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This dictionary includes a number of mathematical, statistical and computing terms and their definitions to assist geoscientists and provide guidance on the methods and terminology encountered in the literature. Each technical term used in the explanations can be found in the dictionary which also includes...

The earth's lower mantle : composition and structure.

Kaminsky, Felix V.
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(2017)  | 9783319556833 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 331pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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Introduction: History of the problem1. Models of the Earth’s mantle2. High-pressure experimental data on ultramafic and mafic systems3. Natural lower-mantle minerals 3.1. General 3.2. Ultramafic association 3.3. Mafic association 3.4. Carbonatitic association4. Lower-mantle mineral associations  4.1....

An overview of the sigma research project : a european approach to seismic hazard analysis.

Faccioli, Ezio. Gurpinar, Aybars. Martin, Christophe. Pecker, Alain. Renault, Philippe.
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(2017)  | 9783319581538 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 172pp | Availability last checked: 17/5/2017
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1 Introduction1.1 Overview of the project organization1.2 Object of the document2 General Concepts and PSHA Background2.1 Development of a Seismotectonic Framework for PSHA2.2 Development of Seismic Sources and Logic Trees For Source Definition2.3 Site Specific vs. Regional Study2.4 PSHA - A Framework...

Advancing culture of living with landslides : vol. 4 diversity of landslide forms.

Casagli, Nicola. Mikos, Matjaz. Sassa, Kyoji. Yin, Yueping.
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(2017)  | 9783319534848 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxii, 707pp | Availability last checked: 24/5/2017
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This volume contains peer-reviewed papers from the Fourth World Landslide Forum organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), the Global Promotion Committee of the International Programme on Landslides (IPL), University of Ljubljana (UL) and Geological Survey of Slovenia in Ljubljana,...

Arctic Ice Shelves and Ice Islands: "

Copland, Luke.
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(2017)  | 9789402410990 | Springer | hbk. | 1,  | book | 422pp | Availability last checked: 9/8/2017
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This book provides an overview of the current state of knowledge of Arctic ice shelves, ice islands and related features. Ice shelves are permanent areas of ice which float on the ocean surface while attached to the coast, and typically occur in very cold environments where perennial sea ice builds...

Advancing culture of living with landslides : vol. 3 advances in landslide technology.

Arbanas, Zeljko. Mikos, Matjaz. Sassa, Kyoji. Yin, Yueping.
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(2017)  | 9783319534862 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxiv, 621pp | Availability last checked: 24/5/2017
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This volume contains peer-reviewed papers from the Fourth World Landslide Forum organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), the Global Promotion Committee of the International Programme on Landslides (IPL), University of Ljubljana (UL) and Geological Survey of Slovenia in Ljubljana,...

Gravitational atlas of antarctica.

Bezděk, Ales. KlokočnĂ­k, Jaroslav. KosteleckĂ˝, Jan.
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(2017)  | 9783319566382 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 113pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This book presents maps of Antarctica, exploring various aspects of its disturbing geopotential and based on the EIGEN 6C4 model, arguably the best gravitational field model currently available. It also provides the latest data on Antarctica’s bedrock topography according to Bedmap 2. In an extensive...

Selection of main mechanical ventilators for underground coal mines : a case study.

Jha, Ajay Kumar.
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(2017)  | 9783319568584 | Springer | pbk. | book | xi, 88pp | Availability last checked: 24/5/2017
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This book provides information on proper underground mine ventilation in order to detail its importance in maintaining safe, productive, healthy and effective underground environments at all times for employees. The text covers correct design, implementation and maintenance of mine ventilation through...

Landslides in sensitive clays : from research to implementation.

L'Heureux, Jean-SĂ©bastien. Locat, Ariane. Thakur, Vikas.
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(2017)  | 9783319564869 | Springer | hbk. | book | xix, 603pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2017
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1.      Landslide in sensitive clays: From Research to Implementation                                                       Part I: Characterization...

Landscapes and landforms of italy.

Marchetti, Mauro. Soldati, Mauro.
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(2017)  | 9783319261928 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxiii, 539pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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From the Contents: Geography of Italy and present climate.- Geological and tectonic background.- Geomorphological regions of Italy.- Long-term geomorphological history (Past climate and palaeogeography).- Valle d’Aosta and Piedmont glaciers.- Adamello Brenta high-mountain landscape.- Dolomites.- Valtellina...

Uranium Deposits of the World: "

Dahlkamp, Franz J. Dahlkamp, Franz.
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(2017)  | 9783540785569 | Springer | hbk. | 1,  | book | 2400pp
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Uranium Deposits of the World, in three volumes, comprises an unprecedented compilation of data and descriptions of the uranium regions in Asia, USA, Latin America and Europe structured by countries. The volumes offer not only a complete uranium-resource reference for the covered continents based on...

Coastline changes of the baltic sea from south to east : past and future projection.

Furmanczyk, Kazimierz. Harff, Jan. Von, Storch Hans.
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(2017)  | 9783319498928 | Springer | hbk. | book | viii, 388pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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The challenge of sea level change in the Baltic.- What determines the change of coastlines in the Baltic Sea? - Baltic GIA models and sea level change.- The DESM model for the reconstruction and future projection of coastal morphodynamics.- Multi-scale morphodynamic models and climate.- Diatom based...

Hurricane monitoring with spaceborne synthetic aperture radar.

Li, Xiaofeng.
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(2017)  | 9789811028922 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 398pp | Availability last checked: 24/5/2017
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This book discusses in detail the science and morphology of powerful hurricane detection systems. It broadly addresses new approaches to monitoring hazards using freely available images from the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Sentinel-1 SAR satellite and benchmarks a new interdisciplinary field at...

Late Cenozoic Yushe Basin, Shanxi Province, China: Geology and Fossil Mammals: Volume II: Small Mammal Fossils of Yushe Basin

Flynn, Lawrence.
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(2017)  | 9789402410495 | Springer | hbk. | 1,  | book | 227pp | Availability last checked: 1/8/2017
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1 Small Mammal Exploration in Yushe Basin, Shanxi Province      Lawrence J. Flynn and Wen-Yu Wu.- 2   The Lipotyphla of Yushe Basin     Lawrence J. Flynn and Wen-Yu Wu.- 3   The Bats of Yushe Basin      Lawrence J. Flynn.- 4  ...

Seismic forward modeling of fractures and fractured medium inversion.

Cui, XiaoQin. Krebes, Edward S. Lines, Laurence. Peng, Suping.
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(2017)  | 9789811035838 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxvii, 153pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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This detailed book systematically investigates subsurface geological fractures using rock mechanics, geology, and geophysics. Based on geological fracture mechanisms and fracture boundary conditions, it presents new finite-difference equations for the simulation of seismic wave responses to geological...

Advances in geomorphology and quaternary studies in argentina : selected papers from the 6th. congress of the argentine association of geomorphology and quaternary studies (ushuaia, tierra del fuego, 2015).

Rabassa, Jorge.
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(2017)  | 9783319543703 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 318pp | Availability last checked: 24/5/2017
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This proceedings volume presents selected research highlights from the Sixth Argentine Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies Congress, hosted at CADIC, Ushuaia, on April 8-12, 2015 by the Argentine Association of Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies (AACYG). The congress included special sessions, symposia,...

Selforganised criticality and predictability in atmospheric flows : the quantum world of clouds and rain.

Amujuri, Mary Selvam.
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(2017)  | 9783319545455 | Springer | hbk. | book | xix, 139pp | Availability last checked: 17/5/2017
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Preface.-  Chapter 1 Noise or Random Fluctuations in Physical Systems: A Review.-  Chapter 2 Self-Organised Criticality: A Signature of Quantum-like Chaos in Atmospheric Flows.-  Chapter 3 Universal inverse power-law distribution for temperature and rainfall in the UK region.-  Chapter...

Genesis of diamonds and associated phases.

Litvin, Yuriy.
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(2017)  | 9783319545424 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiv, 137pp | Availability last checked: 24/5/2017
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PrefaceIntroduction1. Earth’s mantle mineralogy of diamond and associated phases1.1. Natural data for syngenetic inclusions in diamonds1.1.1. Mineralogy of primary inclusions in upper-mantle diamonds1.1.2. Mineralogy of primary inclusions in transition-zone and lower-mantle “super-deep” diamonds 1.2....

Under the sea: archaeology and palaeolandscapes.

Bailey, Geoffrey N. Harff, Jan. Sakellariou, Dimitris.
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(2017)  | 9783319531588 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 436pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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Preface 1. Archaeology and palaeolandscapes of the continental shelf: an introduction Part I. Techniques and Strategies 2. Survey strategies and techniques in underwater geoarchaeological research: an overview with emphasis on prehistoric sites 3. Relative sea-level rise, palaeotopograpy and transgression...

The sea floor : an introduction to marine geology.

Berger, Wolfgang. Seibold, Eugen.
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(2017)  | 9783319514116 | Springer | hbk. | 4 ed.,  | book | xiii, 268pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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1 Origin and Morphology of Ocean Basins.- 2 Origin and Morphology of Ocean Margins.- 3 Sources and Composition of Marine Sediments.- 4 Effects of Waves and Currents.- 5 Sea Level Processes and Effects of Sea Level Change.- 6 Productivity and Benthic Organisms — Distribution, Activity, and Environmental...

 

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