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Remote Sensing of Soil and Land Surface Processes

  • 1st Edition
  • Assefa Melesse, Omid Rahmati + 1 more
  • Assefa Melesse, Omid Rahmati and Khabat Khsoravi
  • October 31, 2023
  • English
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Remote Sensing of Soil and Land Surface Processes: Monitoring, Mapping, and Modeling couples artificial intelligence and remote sensing for mapping and modeling natural resources, thus expanding the applicability of AI and machine learning for soils and landscape studies and providing a hybridized approach that also increases the accuracy of image analysis. The book covers topics including digital soil mapping, satellite land surface imagery, assessment of land degradation, and deep learning networks and their applicability to land surface processes and natural hazards, including case studies and real life examples where appropriate. This book offers postgraduates, researchers and academics the latest techniques in remote sensing and geoinformation technologies to monitor soil and surface processes.
Remote Sensing of Soil and Land Surface Processes

Science and Engineering of Freak Waves

  • 1st Edition
  • Nobuhito Mori, Takuji Waseda + 1 more
  • Nobuhito Mori, Takuji Waseda and Amin Chabchoub
  • October 27, 2023
  • English
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Science and Engineering of Freak Waves provides a holistic and interdisciplinary view of extreme ocean waves for both scientific and engineering applications. Readers will learn the fundamental theory of extreme waves and the implications they have on coastal structures and methods of prediction through chapters that review the definitions of extreme waves, their history and other important observations. After this, the book's authors describe the theory and modeling of extreme waves that occur in various situations. Final sections provide examples of the application of extreme wave research results to various engineering designs are presented. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the current status of our understandings on freak/rogue waves, the science of extreme waves, prediction, and their engineering applications. As such, it is a must read for physical oceanographers looking for a better understanding of prediction models and the history of these waves, and engineers looking for more information on preparedness and implications for offshore structures and shipping.
Science and Engineering of Freak Waves

Atlas of Earth's Meteor Showers

  • 1st Edition
  • Peter Jenniskens
  • Peter Jenniskens
  • October 24, 2023
  • English
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The International Astronomical Union formalized the naming of meteor showers in 2006. Each newly discovered shower now is assigned a unique and officially recognized name, number, and 3-letter code. Close to a thousand possible meteor showers have since been reported, over a hundred in the cause of writing this book.Atlas of Earth's Meteor Showers takes stock of all reported detections by going back to the combined video and radar data in hand at the end of 2021, in order to weed out duplicates and false detections. Maps were created that show the direction of motion of meteors (their radiant) during 5-day and 10-day intervals throughout the year. All 500+ showers recognized are briefly described from their radiant, speed, and orbital elements, and the meteoroid mass distribution index was calculated. Physical properties of the meteoroids were derived from their beginning, peak and end height, from their deceleration in Earth's atmosphere, and from spectroscopic information. Candidate parent bodies are mentioned and the age of the stream was calculated from the dispersions in orbital elements and from the meteor magnitude distribution index. A brief history is given of the shower's discovery, of when features were first recognized, and of results from dynamical modeling, all with references to the literature.
Atlas of Earth's Meteor Showers

Future Forests

  • 1st Edition
  • Steven G. McNulty
  • Steven G. McNulty
  • October 24, 2023
  • English
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Future Forests: Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change provides background on forests as natural and social systems, the current distribution and dynamics based on major biomes that set the stage for their role of forests in global systems, the nature of climate change organized by biomes, and detailed descriptions of mitigation and adaptation strategies. This book forms presents a foundational summary of the feedback between the effect of climate change on forests and the converse effects of forests on climate, leading to conclusions on how forest management needs to be dictated by climate change.The book will be ideal for readers in the fields of climate change science, forest science and conservation biology, helping them develop a thorough understanding on the broad perspective of climate change on forests, the response of forests to these changes, and other climate-forest interaction potentials.
Future  Forests

Reservoir Characterization, Modeling and Quantitative Interpretation

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 6
  • Shib Sankar Ganguli + 1 more
  • Shib Sankar Ganguli and V.P. Dimri
  • October 24, 2023
  • English
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Reservoir Characterization, Modeling and Quantitative Interpretation: Recent Workflows to Emerging Technologies offers a wide spectrum of reservoir characterization techniques and technologies, focusing on the latest breakthroughs and most efficient methodologies in hydrocarbon exploration and development. Topics covered include 4D seismic technologies, AVAz inversion, fracture characterization, multiscale imaging technologies, static and dynamic reservoir characterization, among others. The content is delivered through an inductive approach, which will help readers gain comprehensive insights on advanced practices and be able to relate them to other subareas of reservoir characterization, including CO2 storage and data-driven modeling. This will be especially useful for field scientists in collecting and analyzing field data, prospect evaluation, developing reservoir models, and adopting new technologies to mitigate exploration risk. They will be able to solve the practical and challenging problems faced in the field of reservoir characterization, as it will offer systematic industrial workflows covering every aspect of this branch of Earth Science, including subsurface geoscientific perspectives of carbon geosequestration. This resource is a 21st Century guide for exploration geologists, geoscience students at postgraduate level and above, and petrophysicists working in the oil and gas industry.
Reservoir Characterization, Modeling and Quantitative Interpretation

Water Resources Management for Rural Development

  • 1st Edition
  • Sughosh Madhav, Sylvester Chibueze Izah + 2 more
  • Sughosh Madhav, Sylvester Chibueze Izah, Eric D. van Hullebusch + 1 more
  • September 29, 2023
  • English
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Water Resources Management for Rural Development: Challenges and Mitigation provides an overview of the current challenges of rural water and its management strategies. The content contains practical and theoretical aspects of the water crisis in rural areas in a changing climate era, with an emphasis on recent water crisis research and management strategies. The book's structure contains fundamentals of water resources, pollution, remediation, supply and management strategies. Case studies included provide different water-related issues around the globe, introducing the reader to the paths of reducing the burden on the groundwater and the alternative options for the supply of water in rural areas. Decision-makers and water supply authorities will benefit from this unique resource that comprehensively covers rural water management in ways no comparable book has achieved.
Water Resources Management for Rural Development

Mineral Systems, Earth Evolution, and Global Metallogeny

  • 1st Edition
  • David Ian Groves + 1 more
  • David Ian Groves and M. Santosh
  • September 28, 2023
  • English
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Mineral Systems, Earth Evolution, and Global Metallogeny provides insights into the critical parameters of Earth’s evolution, particularly in terms of thermal state, tectonics, and the atmosphere-hydrosphere-biosphere system that control the metallogeny of the planet. World-class to giant mineral systems are described and interpreted in terms of their relationship to critical periods of change in tectonic regimes within the supercontinent cycle and evolution of the mantle lithosphere. Specific times of formation of highly anomalous giant mineral systems, such as the so-called Boring Billion, are discussed together with specific tectonic environments, such as craton edges and thick lithosphere margins.This book provides an overview on how the evolution of Earth has dictated the nature and distribution of its mineral resources that are the foundation of our modern industries and provides insights into critical parameters for conceptual exploration targeting. Mineral Systems, Earth Evolution, and Global Metallogeny provides a helpful resource for researchers, academicians, undergraduate and graduate students, and geologists engaged in the fields of economic geology, geologic exploration, mineral systems, and earth evolution in understanding the timing and distribution of the world’s major mineral deposits and their relation to critical parameters controlling earth’s evolution.
Mineral Systems, Earth Evolution, and Global Metallogeny

Stratigraphy of Geo- and Biodynamic Processes

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 8
  • Michael Montenari
  • Michael Montenari
  • September 23, 2023
  • English
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Stratigraphy and Timescales, Volume Eight in the Advances in Sequence Stratigraphy series, covers research in stratigraphic disciplines, including recent developments in the geosciences. This fully commissioned publication aims to foster and convey progress in stratigraphy with its inclusion of a variety of topics, including The fusulinids of a carbonate platform in Middle Permian Maokou Formation (Guadalupian) in eastern Sichuan Basin, China, Provenance of the Neogene sedimentary rocks of Sabah: the Kudat Formation, circular basins and the Crocker Unconformity revisited, The Neogene West Baram Delta, Ages and provenance of sedimentary rocks from Northwest Sulawesi and East Kalimantan: the Neogene Mahakam Delta, and much more.
Stratigraphy of Geo- and Biodynamic Processes

Air Pollution Calculations

  • 2nd Edition
  • Daniel A. Vallero
  • Daniel A. Vallero
  • September 17, 2023
  • English
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Air Pollution Calculations: Quantifying Pollutant Formation, Transport, Transformation, Fate and Risks, Second Edition enhances the systems science aspects of air pollution, including transformation reactions in soil, water, sediment and biota that contribute to air pollution. This second edition will be an update based on research and actions taken since 2019 that affect air pollution calculations, including new control technologies, emissions measurement, and air quality modeling. Recent court cases, regulatory decisions, and advances in technology are discussed and, where necessary, calculations have been revised to reflect these updates. Sections discuss pollutant characterization, pollutant transformation, and environmental partitioning. Air partitioning, physical transport of air pollutants, air pollution biogeochemistry, and thermal reactions are also thoroughly explored. The author then carefully examines air pollution risk calculations, control technologies and dispersion models. The text wraps with discussions of economics and project management, reliability and failure, and air pollution decision-making.
Air Pollution Calculations

Geohazards

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 64
  • Cedric Schmelzbach
  • Cedric Schmelzbach
  • August 24, 2023
  • English
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Advances in Geophysics, Volume 64 in this ongoing serial, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters written by an international board of authors and covering topics such as Distributed acoustic sensing, Infrasound array monitoring of mass movements in Alpine regions, and The Hollin Hill Laboratory.
Geohazards