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The Archean Earth

  • 2nd Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Martin Homann + 10 more
  • English
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The Archean Earth: Tempos and Events, Second Edition is a process-based reference book that focuses on the most important events in early Earth, bringing together experts across Earth Sciences to give a comprehensive overview of the main events of the Archean Eon, as well as of the rates at which important geological and geobiological processes occurred in the same time interval. Over the last two decades, significant progress has been made in our understanding of the processes and events on the early Earth corresponding to advances in the analytical technologies and the continuing efforts of many colleagues that pursue their passion of unravelling the Archean rock record.The book addresses the origin of the Earth, succeeding impact events, and the evolution of the early Earth, covering topics such as Archean tectonics, volcanism, generation of continental crust, and the ongoing debate about the onset of plate tectonics; the evolution and models for Earth's hydrosphere and atmosphere; the Archean atmosphere and chemical sedimentation; and sedimentation through Archean time; among others. Each topic is well-illustrated and includes a closing commentary at the end of each chapter, leading up to the final chapter which blends the major geological events and rates at which important processes occurred into a synthesis, postulating a number of "event clusters" in the Archean when significant changes occurred in many natural systems and geological environments

Titan After Cassini-Huygens

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Rosaly M.C. Lopes + 3 more
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Titan After Cassini-Huygens is the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of our knowledge on Titan, including results and insights from the joint NASA/European Space Agency/Italian Space Agency mission Cassini-Huygens and the conclusions drawn by experts following detailed analysis of the mission data. Our knowledge of Titan has increased substantially due to observations from the Cassini-Huygens mission, which ended in 2017. Since then, observations from Earth, as well as laboratory and theoretical studies, have continued to add to our knowledge. These conclusions, combined with the latest ground-based and theoretical research, provide the most recent understanding of the science of Titan, covering the origin and evolution of Titan, its magnetic and plasma environment, surface, interior structure, geology, atmosphere, and the astrobiological potential for the oceans on the moon.The first book of the new COSPAR book series, Titan After Cassini-Huygens, is an integral reference for scientists, researchers, and academics working on Titan or ocean worlds. Part of the COSPAR Book SeriesEdited by Jean-Louis Fellous, former Executive Director of COSPAR (Committee on Space Research; 2008–2019)

Vertebrate Ichnology

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Spencer G Lucas + 2 more
  • English
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Vertebrate Ichnology: The Fossil Record of Prehistoric Behavior is a complete review and analysis of vertebrate trace fossils, including how vertebrate trace fossils inform our understanding of major evolutionary events. It covers all aspects of the vertebrate trace fossil record including tetrapod footprints, fish traces and other trails, burrows, nests and more. Each record is reviewed by prominent experts with extensive illustrations and can be used as a tool to solve problems of vertebrate biochronology and biogeography. Megabiases in the record are identified, and trace fossils applied to analysis and the understanding of major events in the evolutionary history of vertebrates.This is a useful daily reference for paleontologists and geologists; and teaching professors or other researchers working in trace fossils and related fields, including university and graduate students.

Multi-Scale Precipitation Variability Over the Tropics

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay + 2 more
  • English
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Multi-Scale Precipitation Variability Over the Tropics: New Insights from Observations and Modelling explores the latest developments in the observation and modelling of tropical precipitation. Researchers will benefit from this detailed analysis of recent advancements in the field. The text first examines recent satellite and RADAR observations and how those breakthroughs enhance our understanding. This is followed by a review of NASA A-train observations as well as extreme events. The editors also look at predicting precipitation variability with a state-of-the-art ensemble forecast system. The text wraps with a discussion of multiscale cloud and precipitation variability with the backdrop of a changing climate.This text will provide researchers with new insights and a deeper understanding of the latest advances in the observation and modelling of tropical precipitation.

Earth Observation

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Mukunda Behera + 4 more
  • English
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Earth Observation: Sustainable Development Perspectives offers expert insights into the latest progress made in terrestrial, oceanic, and atmospheric processes, and their inter-linkage in the face of changing climate using earth observation. Reviewing contemporary research, this volume addresses various challenges faced in agricultural research and education, crop production forecasting, agroforestry, floriculture, horticulture, crop insurance and marine resources utilization for sustainable development in the warming world. The editors examine the advances made in understanding the changing dynamics of various ecosystems such as land use, water resources, ecosystem productivity and biodiversity.In addition, the book addresses ocean-atmosphere interactions, modes of climate variations such as, El Nino and Indian Ocean dipole, extreme events, tropical cyclone, summer monsoon and distribution of organic matter and interlinks among various ocean-atmosphere phenomena. The use of advanced data sets, measurements techniques, modeling and analytics protocols, analyses methods and interpretations are also discussed.

Atmospheric Oscillations

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Bin Guan
  • English
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Atmospheric Oscillations: Sources of Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Variability and Predictability provides a thorough examination of the various atmospheric oscillations of scientific and societal importance in the context of natural climate variability and anthropogenic climate change. Included are introductions to each phenomenon, an overview of the state of knowledge, in-depth analysis of relevant dynamical processes, and discussions of the impacts on weather and climate and implications to subseasonal-to-seasonal predictions and predictability.Written by an international team of experts in the fields of atmospheric and planetary sciences, each chapter of the book either focuses on a specific atmospheric oscillation or the interaction between multiple oscillations.

Artificial Intelligence for Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Aria Abubakar
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Artificial Intelligence for Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring provides an in-depth examination of how deep learning accelerates the process of subsurface characterization and monitoring and provides an end-to-end solution. In recent years, deep learning has been introduced to the geoscience community to overcome some longstanding technical challenges. This book explores some of the most important topics in this discipline to explain the unique capability of deep learning in subsurface characterization for hydrocarbon exploration and production and for energy transition. Readers will discover deep learning methods that can improve the quality and efficiency of many of the key steps in subsurface characterization and monitoring.The text is organized into five parts. The first two parts explore deep learning for data enrichment and well log data, including information extraction from unstructured well reports as well as log data QC and processing. Next is a review of deep learning applied to seismic data and data integration, which also covers intelligent processing for clearer seismic images and rock property inversion and validation. The closing section looks at deep learning in time lapse scenarios, including sparse data reconstruction for reducing the cost of 4D seismic data, time-lapse seismic data repeatability enforcement, and direct property prediction from pre-migration seismic data.

Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Earth Resource Management

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Deepak Kumar + 2 more
  • English
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Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Earth Resource Management offers a detailed look at the different ways data analytics and artificial intelligence can help organizations make better-informed decisions, improve operations, and minimize the negative impacts of resource extraction on the environment. The book explains several different ways data analytics and artificial intelligence can improve and support earth resource management. Predictive modeling can help organizations understand the impacts of different management decisions on earth resources, such as water availability, land use, and biodiversity.Resource monitoring tracks the state of earth resources in real-time, identifying issues and opportunities for improvement. Providing managers with real-time data and analytics allows them to make more informed choices. Optimizing resource management decisions help to identify the most efficient and effective ways to allocate resources. Predictive maintenance allows organizations to anticipate when equipment might fail and take action to prevent it, reducing downtime and maintenance costs. Remote sensing with image processing and analysis can be used to extract information from satellite images and other remote sensing data, providing valuable information on land use, water resources, and other earth resources.

Air Pollution, Air Quality, and Climate Change

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Angelo Basile + 2 more
  • English
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Air Pollution, Air Quality, and Climate Change offers a review of the latest advances and developments in the study of air pollution and air quality in the face of continuing climate change.The editors begin with a detailed review of air pollution and its sources, effects, and impacts. In-depth chapters follow on atmospheric chemistry, air pollution meteorology, and take a look at indoor and urban air quality. The editors then explore the connection between air quality and climate change, the effects of CO2 on air quality, and use of carbon capture and storage.Finally, the book closes with a discussion of environmental policy making as well as future considerations for air pollution, air quality, and climate change. This text is a timely and valuable reference for anyone working towards solutions to reduce air pollution, improve air quality, and lessen the effects of climate change.

Metallic Mineral Resources

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • M. Santosh + 2 more
  • English
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Metallic Mineral Resources: The Critical Components for a Sustainable Earth serves the increasing interest in metal resources, especially the critical and strategic metals which are essential commodities for the green energy transition. The opening chapters introduce the heterogeneous distribution of metal resources as well as the industrial use of metals. The main chapters then work systematically through abundant metal systems, scarce critical metal systems, rare critical metal systems, trace critical metal systems, and precious metal systems. The book wraps with a close examination of temporal distribution of mineral resources and an insightful discussion of the future of mineral resources. Researchers and engineers in economic geology and mining and exploration industries will find themselves returning to this key reference for years to come.