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Snow

Kirk, Ruth.
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(2018)  | 9780295997780 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | hbk. | book | 320pp | Availability last checked: 31/10/2017
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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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(2018)  | 9780295997889 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | pbk. | book | 368pp | Availability last checked: 31/10/2017
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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...

Weather in Texas: The Essential Handbook

Bomar, George W.
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(2017)  | 9781477313299 | University Of Texas Press | pbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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Only in Texas could a snowstorm pelt the Panhandle at the very moment abrasivedust is scouring the Permian Basin while searing heat is wilting the WinterGarden region in the south. The state's large size and central location withinNorth America subject it to a great variety of weather occurrences. Texas...

Clean and sustainable groundwater in india.

Marwaha, Sanjay. Mukherjee, Arunangshu. Saha, Dipankar.
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(2017)  | 9789811045516 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 334pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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The book embodies the groundwater issues and challenges in India focusing its sustainable use. It is a compilation of papers presented by the eminent experts from Government departments, academia, research institutes, NGOs and stakeholders who assembled at Kurukshetra on 21st August, 2015 in the event...

Natural heritage of japan : geological, geomorphological, and ecological aspects.

Chakraborty, Abhik. Chakraborty, Shamik. Cooper, Malcolm. Mokudai, Kuniyasu. Watanabe, Mahito.
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(2017)  | 9783319618951 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 183pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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This volume brings together the geological, geomorphological and ecological aspects of Japan’s natural heritage, arguing for dynamic conservation of such heritage and explaining their key characteristics in an accessible format for general readers. Sites from World Heritage Properties (Natural), UNESCO...

Sedimentation in the rupnarayan river : hydrodynamics and geomorphology of a tidal river.

Kumar, Maity Swapan. Maiti, Ramkrishna.
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(2017)  | 9783319623030 | Springer | pbk. | book | xvii, 100pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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This book explains the causes, mechanisms and dimension of sedimentation in theRupnarayan River, which offers a representative example of a tidal river combining fluvial and marine processes. The book is unique in addressing all the hydrodynamic characteristics of the river, especially the tidal impact,...

Climate change impacts : select proceedings of icwees-2016.

Singh, Vijay P. Yadav, Shalini. Yadava, Ram Narayan.
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(2017)  | 9789811057137 | Springer | hbk. | book | xix, 317pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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This book comprises the select proceedings of the International Conference on Water, Environment, Energy and Society. The book is divided into four parts. Part I deals with some aspects of climatic characteristics ranging from changes in temperature and sunshine hours to downscaling to global climate...

Boron isotopes : the fifth element.

Foster, Gavin. Marschall, Horst.
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(2017)  | 9783319646640 | Springer | hbk. | book | v, 289pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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This new volume on boron isotope geochemistry offers review chapters summarizing the cosmochemistry, high-temperature and low-temperature geochemistry, and marine chemistry of boron. It also covers theoretical aspects of B isotope fractionation, experiments and atomic modeling, as well as all aspects...

A photographic atlas of flood basalt volcanism.

Sheth, Hetu.
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(2017)  | 9783319677040 | Springer | hbk. | book | xviii, 363pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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This unique book presents hundreds of spectacular photographs of large-scale to small-scale field geological features of flood basalt volcanism from around the world. Major flood basalt provinces covered in this book include the British Palaeogene, Central Atlantic Magmatic Province, Columbia River,...

Remote Sensing Geology: "

Gupta, Ravi.
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(2017)  | 9783662558744 | Springer | hbk. | 3 ed.,  | book | xxiii, 428pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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Over the past decade, advances in sensor technology, processing algorithms, and computational capacity have taken remote sensing to a level where observations can be transformed into quantitative measurements, and the technology can be used in near real-time for mapping, monitoring and decision-making. For...

The late triassic world : earth in a time of transition.

Tanner, Lawrence H.
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(2017)  | 9783319680088 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 805pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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This volume presents the latest science on all significant geological and paleontological aspects of the Earth during the Late Triassic Period. Rather than presenting a collection of narrowly focused research papers, the volume consists of a series of peer-reviewed chapters on specific aspects of the...

Opengeosys tutorial : computational hydrology iii: ogs-phreeqc coupled reactive transport modeling.

Boog, Johannes. He, Wenkui. Jang, Eunseon. Kalbacher, Thomas.
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(2017)  | 9783319671529 | Springer | pbk. | book | x, 103pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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This tutorial provides the application of the coupling interface OGS#IPhreeqc (open-source scientific software) to model reactive mass transport processes in environmental subsurface systems. It contains general information regarding reactive transport modeling and step-by-step model set-up with OGS#IPhreeqc...

Community-based disaster risk management in azerbaijan.

Abbasov, Rovshan.
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(2017)  | 9783319696522 | Springer | pbk. | book | xviii, 74pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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This book illustrates the main factors of vulnerability and gives a clear picture about the possible interventions to reduce disaster risks both in schools and communities in Azerbaijan. A new methodology for child centered vulnerability assessments both on school and community levels has been developed....

Groundwater and global change in the western mediterranean area.

Calvache, Maria Luisa. Duque, Carlos. Pulido-Velazquez, David.
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(2017)  | 9783319693552 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxiii, 312pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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This book is a compilation of papers examining the impacts of global change (GC) on water resources systems. Mainly focusing on groundwater resources in Western Mediterranean countries, it shows that this topic is one of the most important challenges facing society. The papers explore developments in...

Sedimentation in the rupnarayan river : volume 2: estuarine environment of deposition.

Kumar, Maity Swapan. Maiti, Ramkrishna.
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(2017)  | 9783319713144 | Springer | pbk. | book | xviii, 82pp | Availability last checked: 29/11/2017
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?This book elucidates sedimentation processes at work in the Rupnarayan River, with particular focus on the environment of sediment deposition under a tidal system. It addresses the various complexities arising from the interactions between riverine and marine processes, as well as the seasonal fluctuations...

When the earth roars : lessons from the history of earthquakes in japan.

Smits, Gregory.
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(2017)  | 9780810895577 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 226pp | Availability last checked: 29/11/2017
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Japan, which is among the most earthquake-prone regions in the world, has a long history of responding to seismic disasters. However, despite advances in earthquake-related safety technologies, the destructiveness of the magnitude 9 class earthquake and tsunami that struck the country on 3/11 raised...

Living under threat of earthquake : short- and long-term management of earthquake risk and damage prevention in nepal.

Adhikari, Rameshwar. Dorka, Uwe. Kruhl, Jö H.
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(2017)  | 9783319680439 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxi, 326pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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This book addresses earthquakes, with a special focus on the Ghorka earthquake, which struck parts of central Nepal in April 2015. Drawing on this disastrous event, it closely examines various aspects of earthquakes in contributions prepared by international experts. The topics covered include: the...

The luxembourg gutland landscape.

Cammeraat, Erik L. H. Kooijman, A. M. Seijmonsbergen, Harry A. C.
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(2017)  | 9783319655413 | Springer | hbk. | book | ix, 276pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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Chapter 1. Geological Evolution of Luxembourg and Its Cuesta Landscape.- Chapter 2. Historical Perspective of Dutch Geomorphological Research in the Gutland region in Luxembourg.- Chapter 3. Palynological Reconstruction of the Effects of Holocene Climatic Oscillations and Agricultural History on Soils...

Mine seismology: seismic warning concept.

Glazer, S. N.
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(2017)  | 9783319623528 | Springer | hbk. | book | xv, 201pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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PrefaceChapter 1 IntroductionReferencesChapter 2 Seismicity of the Klerksdorp Goldfields and Resulting Seismic Hazard2.1 History of Gold Mining in the Klerksdorp Area2.2 Seismicity in South Africa2.3 The Klerksdorp Regional Seismic Network2.4 Severity of Seismic Hazard of the Klerksdorp Goldfields2.5...

Advances and applications in geospatial technology and earth resources : proceedings of the international conference on geo-spatial technologies and earth resources 2017.

Bui, Hoang-Bac. Hoang, Nhat-Duc. Ngoc, Do Anh. Tien, Bui Dieu.
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(2017)  | 9783319682396 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 396pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
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This book discusses the latest advances and applications in geospatial technologies and earth resources for mine surveying and civil engineering. It also discusses mineral resources management and assesses many techniques such as unmanned aerial vehicles/drones, ground-penetrating radar, geographic...

Geological Line Selection for the Qinghai-Tibet Railway Engineering: "

Chen, Wenwu. Li, Jincheng. Liu, Zhengping.
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(2017)  | 9783662555705 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvii, 315pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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This book describes the second phase of the Qinghai–Tibetan railway construction project and is the first technological book discussing the geological routing of the Qinghai–Tibetan railway project on the “roof of the world.” Based on practical experience of railway construction work, it provides a...

Developments in earthquake geotechnics.

Iai, Susumu.
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(2017)  | 9783319620688 | Springer | hbk. | book | viii, 414pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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 Chapter 1: Performance-based seismic design of geotechnical structures      Susumu IaiChapter 2: The evolution of geotechnical seismic response analysis from 1964-2015      W.D.Liam FinnChapter 3: Past, Present, and Future Developments in Liquefaction Hazard Analysis ...

Flood modeling, prediction and mitigation.

Sen, Zekai.
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(2017)  | 9783319523552 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiv, 424pp | Availability last checked: 28/9/2017
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This book draws on the author’s professional experience and expertise in humid and arid regions to familiarize readers with the basic scientific philosophy and methods regarding floods and their impacts on human life and property. The basis of each model, algorithm and calculation methodology is presented,...

Diversity in coastal marine sciences : historical perspectives and contemporary research of geology, physics, chemistry, biology, and remote sensing.

Finkl, Charles W. Makowski, Christopher.
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(2017)  | 9783319575766 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxxvii, 701pp | Availability last checked: 28/9/2017
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Typology, Behaviour and Management of Cliffs and Bluffs on Western Black Sea Continental Margin (Emil Vespremeanu) ''Environmental Sentinels'' in the Service of Ecological Monitoring of the Marine Environment (Yuvenaly Zaitsev) Thalassotherapy II (Roger Charlier) Ups and Downs of the Venice of the North...

International symposium on earth and environmental sciences for future generations : proceedings of the iag general assembly, prague, czech republic, june 22- july 2 2015.

Freymueller, Jeffrey. Sanchez, Laura.
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(2017)  | 9783319691695 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 364pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
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This book series is composed of peer-reviewed proceedings of selected symposia organized by the International Association of Geodesy. It deals primarily with topics related to Geodesy Earth Sciences : terrestrial reference frame, Earth gravity field, Geodynamics and Earth rotation, Positioning and engineering...

The EPICA-DML Deep Ice Core: A Visual Record

Faria, Sergio Henrique. Kipfstuhl, Sepp. Lambrecht, Anja. Faria, Sergio. Faria, SĂ©rgio.
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(2017)  | 9783662553060 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 305pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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The line-scan images collected in this book represent the most accurate optical record of Antarctic ice cores ever presented, providing an invaluable resource for glaciologists and climate modellers, as well as a fascinating compilation of ice core images for Antarctica enthusiasts. Global warming and...

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: 30/11/2017
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Karst groundwater contamination and public health.

Herman, Ellen K. Herman, Janet S. Rutigliano, Marian. White, William B.
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(2017)  | 9783319510699 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiv, 347pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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This book sheds new light on contaminant transport in karst aquifers and the public health implications of contaminated karst groundwater. The papers included were presented at a conference held in early 2016 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and range from lengthy reviews on contaminant transport mechanisms...

Asia-pacific security challenges : managing black swans and persistent threats.

Lin, Leo S. Masys, Anthony J.
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(2017)  | 9783319617282 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 304pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
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Complexity and Security: New ways of thinking and seeing; A.J. Masys.- Risk and Resilience in the Asia-Pacific region: managing the expected, preparing for the unexpected; C. Fjadr.- Climate Change and Security in the Asia-Pacific Region; R.Prizzia, J. Levy.- Cybercrime in East and Southeast Asia: The...

Dynamics of the Equatorial Ocean: "

Boyd, John P. Boyd, John.
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(2017)  | 9783662554746 | Springer | hbk. | 1,  | book | 517pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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This book is the first comprehensive introduction to the theory of equatorially-confined waves and currents in the ocean. Among the topics treated are inertial and shear instabilities, wave generation by coastal reflection, semiannual and annual cycles in the tropic sea, transient equatorial waves,...

Energy and environment : select proceedings of icwees-2016.

Singh, Vijay P. Yadav, Shalini. Yadava, Ram Narayan.
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(2017)  | 9789811057977 | Springer | hbk. | book | xix, 262pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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This book comprising seven parts is organized under two sections. The first section deals with environment containing four parts, whereas the second section, containing three parts, is on energy. The first part deals with some aspects of hydrologic impacts of global warming and anthropogenic changes....

Seawater intrusion in the coastal alluvial aquifers of the mahanadi delta.

Naik, Prakash Chandra.
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(2017)  | 9783319665108 | Springer | pbk. | book | ix, 112pp | Availability last checked: 30/8/2017
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1. Introduction.1.1 General1.2 Location of the Study Area1.3 Climate and Rainfall1.4 Drainage1.5 Previous Work1.6 Present Work2. General Geology2.1 Introduction2.2 Mahanadi Delta2.2.1 Geology2.2.2 Environment of Deposits2.2.3 Geomorphology2.2.4 Land-Use2.2.5 Soil2.2.6 Evolutionary History2.3 Study Area2.3.1...

The toarcian oceanic anoxic event in the south iberian palaeomargin.

Molina, José Miguel. Nieto, Luis Miguel. Reolid, Matías. Rodríguez-Tovar, Francisco Javier.
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(2017)  | 9783319672106 | Springer | pbk. | book | viii, 122pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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Introduction 1.1. The Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event 1.2. The Betic Cordillera 1.3. The lower Jurassic from the epeiric platforms 1.4. Geological setting of the reference sections External Subbetic outcrops 3.1. Fuente Vidriera section 3.1.1. Mineralogy 3.1.2. Trace fossils 3.1.3. Foraminiferal and ostracod...

Avoidable deaths : a systems failure approach in disaster risk management.

Ray-Bennett, Nibedita.
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(2017)  | 9783319669502 | Springer | pbk. | book | xxvi, 112pp | Availability last checked: 28/9/2017
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This book addresses one of the most fundamental questions of the 21st century: why deaths continue to occur in natural disasters despite the tremendous advancements in disaster management science and weather forecasting systems, increased sophistication of human-built environments and ongoing economic...

Landslide Risk: Assessment, Management and Reduction

Svalova, Valentina. Stankovi?, Mirjana.
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(2017)  | 9781536122947 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | hbk. | book | 253pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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A landslide is a major geological hazard, which poses a serious threat to the global human population and various infrastructures like highways, rail routes and civil structures like dams, buildings and others. Landslides occur very often during other major natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods...

Man-made ecology of east kazakhstan.

Bayandinova, Sairan. Issanova, Gulnura. Mamutov, Zheken.
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(2017)  | 9789811063459 | Springer | hbk. | book | xv, 144pp | Availability last checked: 28/9/2017
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This book highlights studies of differentiation problems of natural geosystems because of anthropogenic impact. The systematic methodology of comprehensive ecological assessment of anthropogenic impact on natural geosystems and their differentiations on the level of technogenic conditionality for ensuring...

 

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