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140 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
"Zeitschrift für Kristallographie. Supplement, Volume 38, presents the complete abstracts of all contributions to the 26th Annual Conference of the German Crystallographic Society in Essen (Germany) 2018"-- Provided by publisher.
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xi, 224 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, charts ; 26 cm.
  • ForewordJurgen Runge 1 Obituaries - Karl W. Butzer (1934-2016), Francoise Gasse (1942-2014)Jurgen Runge and Florence Sylvestre 2 Exploration of the Tibesti Mountains - Re-appraisal after 50 Years?Baldur Gabriel 3 The geomorphology and river longitudinal profiles of the Congo-Kalahari WatershedTyrel J. Flugel, Frank D. Eckardt and Woody (Fenton) P.D. Cotterill 4 Palynological Evidence (Apectodinium) of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) Event in the Sediments of the Oshosun Formation, Eastern Dahomey Basin, Southwest NigeriaOlugbenga A. Boboye and Dupe Egbeola 5 Sedimentological, palynological and stable isotopes studies on quaternary to neogene sediments of the Eastern Dahomey Basin, Lagos, NigeriaOlugbenga A. Boboye and Dupe Egbeola 6 Palynofacies, sedimentology and palaeo-environment evidenced by studies on IDA-6 well, Niger delta, NigeriaJacinta N. Chukwuma-Orji, Edward A. Okosun, Isah A. Goro and Salome H. Waziri 7 Tropical Palaeovegetation dynamics, environmental and Climate change impact from the low latitude Coastal Offshore Margin, Niger Delta, Gulf of GuineaOnema Adojoh, Fabienne Marret, Robert Duller and Peter Osterloff 8 Palaeoenvironments and Palaeoclimates during the Upper-Pleistocene and Holocene in the western Lake Kivu regionChantal Kabonyi Nzabandora, Emile Roche and Mike I. Akaegbobi 9 The Coastal Holocene Sedimentary Environments of the Bays of Loango and Pointe-Noire, Congo: Previous Works, Recent Development and SynthesisDieudonne Malounguila-Nganga, Pierre Giresse, Timothee Miyouna and Florent Boudzoumou 10 Geochronology and technological development: The microscopic and metric evidence from Middle Stone Age (MSA) points at Mumba rock-shelter, northern TanzaniaPastory G. M. Bushozi, Luis Leque and Audax Mabulla 11 Spatial Distribution and Impacts of Mining Development Minerals in Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, GhanaRosemary Okla.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351666398 20180312
During the Neogene - covering the last 23 Million years - the evolution of the environmental setting in Africa was subject to considerable changes. Natural shifts, slow and rapid, evidenced by modifications in palaeogeography, geodynamics, climate, and vegetation have caused repeated and strong changes of ecosystems in the lower latitudes. Using a variety of proxy data - researched and applied by many authors from numerous disciplines - an attempt is made to reconstruct African landscapes over space and time. Besides such spatio-temporal oscillations in recently humid, semi-humid, and dry areas of Africa, this volume of Palaeoecology of Africa (PoA) focuses on long term interrelationships between ecosystem dynamics and climate change, not ignoring the ever growing and ongoing influence of humans on natural ecosystems since the Quaternary. Regionally, this volume lays a strong focus on Nigeria (Niger Delta). Facing the omnipresent challenges of Global Change, an increasing number of African scientists is involved in palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic research, both theoretical and applied. PoA systematically supports established as well as junior African scientists in the field of sustainable cooperation and academic capacity building. This book will be of interest to all concerned with or interested in up-to-date research on Neogene to Quaternary low latitudes ecosystem changes and their respective interpretation in the framework of natural climate and vegetation change evidenced by a variety of methods that allow to read and learn from the past by following the motto, "The geologic foretime as the key to the present, and possibly to the future." Palynologists, Geologists, Geographers, Archaeologists, and Geomorphologists will find this edition equally useful for their work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351666398 20180312
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xxvi, 354 pages : illustrations, maps / ; 28 cm
A variety of exercises provide flexibility in lab assignments. Each exercise includes key terms and learning concepts linked to Geosystems. The 10th Edition includes more integrated media, including Quick Response (QR) codes linking to Pre-Lab videos. Supported media resources needed for exercises including KMZ files for all of the Google Earth (TM) exercises found in the lab manual.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134686363 20180213
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xxii, 215 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
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ix, 196 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm.
  • Part I: Bioenergy and Land Use Change 1 Bioenergy and Land Use Change: An OverviewPankaj Lal, Aditi Ranjan, Bernabas Wolde, Pralhad Burli, Renata Blumberg 2 An Exploration of Agricultural Land Use Change at the Intensive and Extensive Margins: Implications for Biofuels Induced Land Use Change ModelingFarzad Taheripour, Hao Cui, Wallace E. Tyner 3 Effects of Sugarcane Ethanol Expansion in The Brazilian Cerrado: Land Use Response in the New FrontierMarcellus M. Caldas, Gabriel Granco, Christopher Bishop, Jude Kastens, J. Brown 4 Biofuel Expansion and the Spatial Economy: Implications for the Amazon Basin in the 21st CenturyEugenio Y. Arima, Peter Richards, Robert T. Walker Part II: Impacts on Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services 5 Towards Life Cycle Analysis on Land Use Change and Climate Impacts from Bioenergy Production: A ReviewZhangcai Qin, Christina E Canter, Hao Cai 6 Bio-energies Impact on Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services Compared to Other Energy TechnologiesAstley Hastings 7 Empirical Evidence of Soil Carbon Changes in Bioenergy Cropping SystemsMarty Schmer, Kathleen Stewart, Virginia Jin 8 Role of crop residues in maintaining soil organic carbon in agroecosystemsDavid E. Clay, Umakant Mishra 9 Incorporating Conservation Practices into the Future Bioenergy Landscape: Water Quality and HydrologyMay Wu, Mi-Ae Ha Part III: Data, Modeling and Uncertainties 10 Uncertainty in Estimates of Bioenergy-induced Land-use Change: The Impact of Inconsistent Land-cover DatasetsNagendra Singh, Keith Kline, Rebecca Efroymson, Budhendra Bhaduri, Bridget O Banion 11 Challenges in Quantifying and Regulating Indirect Emissions of BiofuelsDeepak Rajagopal 12 Biofuels, Land Use Change, and the Limits of Life Cycle AnalysisRichard. J. Plevin 13 Lost Momentum of Biofuels: What Went Wrong?Govinda Timilsina.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119297345 20180213
Although bioenergy is a renewable energy source, it is not without impact on the environment. Both the cultivation of crops specifically for use as biofuels and the use of agricultural byproducts to generate energy changes the landscape, affects ecosystems, and impacts the climate. Bioenergy and Land Use Change focuses on regional and global assessments of land use change related to bioenergy and the environmental impacts. This interdisciplinary volume provides both high level reviews and in-depth analyses on specific topics. Volume highlights include: Land use change concepts, economics, and modeling Relationships between bioenergy and land use change Impacts on soil carbon, soil health, water quality, and the hydrologic cycle Impacts on natural capital and ecosystem services Effects of bioenergy on direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions Biogeochemical and biogeophysical climate regulation Uncertainties and challenges associated with land use change quantification and environmental impact assessments Bioenergy and Land Use Change is a valuable resource for professionals, researchers, and graduate students from a wide variety of fields including energy, economics, ecology, geography, agricultural science, geoscience, and environmental science. Read an interview with the editors to find out more: https://eos.org/editors-vox/bioenergys-impacts-on-the-landscape.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119297345 20180213
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xxiv, 213 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Preface 1. Climate Change and International Relations: Empirical and Theoretical Assessment 1.1 Introduction 1.2 The Aggravation of the Climate Crisis: Temperature Rise, Extreme Weather Events, Renewable Revolution and, the Emerging of the Geoengineering Option 1.3 The Paris Accord and the Rise of Climate Powers 1.4 The Climate Commitment Approach (CCA) 1.5 The Drivers of Climate Commitment 1.6 Final Considerations 2. Brazil in the International System: Underachieving (Environmental) Power and the Leadership Myth 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Brazil in the Global Carbon Cycle and the Planetary Boundaries 2.3 Brazil in the International System: Economy, Democracy, and Foreign Policy 2.4 Final Considerations 3. The Beginning: Brazil, the Climate Villain 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Emission Profile 1: Giant Irrational Deforestation 3.3 Domestic Climate Policy Profile 1: The Lack of Actions 3.4 Foreign Climate Policy Profile 1: A World Divided by Income: The Brazilian Contribution to the Climate Convention? (1992-2005) 3.5 Final Considerations: Low Climate Commitment, Amazon Disorders, and Strong Conservative Forces 4. The Rising: Brazil, the Developing Climate Leader? 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Emission Profile 2: Deforestation Control and Drastic Declining 4.3 Domestic Climate Policy Profile 2: Rapid and Intense Change 4.4 Foreign Climate Policy Profile 2: The Transition to Moderation and Activism 4.5 The Forces Behind Brazilian Climate Activism 4.6 Final Considerations: Medium Climate Commitment, Overcoming the Amazon Disorders, and the Rise of Reformist Forces 5. The Decline: Brazil, the Climate Negligent 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Emission Profile 3: The Return of High Emissions 5.3 Domestic Climate Policy Profile 3: Stagnation and Retraction 5.4 Foreign Climate Policy Profile 3: The Conservative Set-Back 5.5 The Drivers of the Decline 5.6 The Temer's Administration: New Economic Policy, Old Conservative Persistence 5.7 Final Considerations: Low Climate Commitment, Amazon Neglect, and the Rise of Conservative Forces 6. The Future: Brazil and the Bases for a True Environmental/Climate Leadership 6.1 Summarizing the Three Periods 6.2 The Future of Climate Commitment in Brazil: Dealing with the Amazon Neglect 6.3 The Drivers of Climate Commitment in the Coming Years 6.4 The Bases for a True Brazilian Climate Leadership: Democracy, Economy, and International Insertion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138106253 20180115
  • Preface 1. Climate Change and International Relations: Empirical and Theoretical Assessment 2. Brazil in the International System: Underachieving (Environmental) Power and the Leadership Myth 3. The Beginning: Brazil, the Climate Villain 4. The Rising: Brazil, the Developing Climate Leader? 5. The Decline: Brazil, the Climate Negligent 6. The Future: Brazil and the Bases for a True Environmental/Climate Leadership.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138106246 20180115
Climate change is increasingly a part of the human experience. As the problem worsens, the cooperative dilemma that the issue carries has become evident: climate change is a complex problem that systematically gets insufficient answers from the international system. This book offers an assessment of Brazil's role in the global political economy of climate change. The authors, Eduardo Viola and Matias Franchini expertly review and answer the most common and widely cited questions on whether and in which way Brazil is aggravating or mitigating the climate crisis, including:ã Is it the benign, cooperative, environmental power that the Brazilian government claims it is? Why was it possible to dramatically reduce deforestation in the Amazon (2005-2010) and, more recently, was there a partial reversion?ã The book provides an accessible-and much needed-introduction to all those studying the challenges of the international system in the Anthropocene. Through a thorough analysis of Brazil in perspective vis a vis other emerging countries, this book provides an engaging introduction and up to date assessment of the climate reality of Brazil and a framework to analyze the climate performance of major economies, both on emission trajectory and policy profile: the climate commitment approach. Brazil and Climate Change is essential reading for all students of Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, International Relations and Comparative Politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138106253 20180115
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vi, 475 pages : maps (some color), illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
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xix, 317 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Trends in Temperature for the Himalayan Environment of Leh (Jammu and Kashmir), India, by Rohitashw Kumar.- 2. Changes in Sunshine Duration in Humid Environments of Agartala (Tripura), India, by D. Jhajharia.- 3. Application of Multiple Linear Regression as Downscaling Methodology for Lower Godavari Basin, by Gayam Akshara.- 4. Statistical Downscaling of Minimum Temperature of Raipur (C.G.) India, by R.K. Jaiswal.- 5. Statistical Downscaling of Daily Temperature and Precipitation Data from Coupled Model Inter-Comparison Project 5 (CMIP5)-RCPs Experiment: In Weyib River Basin, Southeastern Ethiopia, by Abdulkerim Bedewi Serur.- 6. Global Climate Pattern Behind Hydrological Extremes in Central India, by Kironmala Chanda.- 7. Changes in ENSO and IOD Effects on the Extreme Rainfall of Hyderabad City, India, by V. Agilan.- 8. Detecting Changes in Regional Rainfall Series in India using Binary Segmentation based Multiple Change-pointDetection Techniques, by Shagufta Akbari.- 9. Analyzing Non-stationarity in the Hyderabad City Rainfall Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves, by V. Agilan.- 10. Development of Finer Resolution Rainfall Scenario for Kangsabati Catchment and Command, by P. M. Dhage.- 11. Investigation of the Relationship Between Natural Aerosols and Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall Using a Climate Model, by Charu Singh.- 12. Change Point Analysis of Air Temperature in India, by Chithra N R. 13. Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Sewage Treatment Plants Based on Sequential Batch Reactor in Maharashtra, by Vipin Singh.- 14. Study of Climate Change in Uttarakhand Himalayas: Changing Patterns of Historical Rainfall, by Archana Sarkar.- 15. The Impact of Climate Change on Rainfall Variability: A Study in Central Himalayas, by L. N. Thakural.- 16. Estimation of Changes in Annual Peak Flows in Netravathi River Basin, Karnataka, India by Fasnamol T M.- 17. Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources in Semi-Arid Region of Chittorgarh, India, by Ajit Pratap Singh.- 18. Water Availability under Changing Climate Scenario in Ur River Basin, by Thomas T..- 19. Water Sustainability Assessment Under Climatic Uncertainty- A Case Study of Chhattisgarh (India), by Surendra Kumar Chandniha.- 20. Coupling of Tennant concept with Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) for the prediction of environmental flow condition from rainfall in Upper Narmada basin, by Kumar Amrit.- 21. Assessment of Drought in Balangir District of Odisha, India Using Drought Indices, by A. Sudarsan Rao.- 22. Impact Of Hfc Fire Extinguishing Clean Agents On Climate Change And Its System Design Requirements For Fire Hazards In India- A Brief Study.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811057137 20180122
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 patterns and effects of El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) on extreme rainfall. Part II covers rainfall analysis, including changes in regional rainfall series, analysis of non-stationarity, summer monsoon and rainfall scenarios. Impacts of climate change are treated in Part III. Change point analysis, greenhouse gas emissions, rainfall variability, water resources variability, and water resources sustainability are discussed in this part. The concluding Part IV is on low flow and drought. It deals with the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) concept and assessment of drought. This book is of interest to researchers and practitioners in the field of water resources, hydrology, environmental resources, agricultural engineering, watershed management, and earth sciences, as well as those engaged in natural resources planning and management. Graduate students and those wishing to conduct further research in water and environment and their development and management find the book to be of value.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811057137 20180122
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xviii, 630 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: A Short History of the Evolution of the Climate Smart Agriculture Approach and its Links to Climate Change and Sustainable Agriculture Debates.- Chapter 3:Economics of Climate-Smart Agriculture.- Chapter 4: Innovation in Response to Climate Change.- Chapter 5: Use of Satellite Information on Wetness and Temperature for Decision of Crop Yield Prediction, River Discharge and Planning.- Chapter 6: Early Warning Techniques for Local Climate Resilience: Smallholder Rice in Lao PDE.- Chapter 7 : Farmers' Perceptions of and Adaptations to Climate Change in Southeast Asia: The Case Study from Thailand and Vietnam.- Chapter 8: U.S. Maize Yield Growth and Countervailing Climate Change Impacts.- Chapter 9: Understanding Tradeoffs in the Context of Farm-Scale Impacts: An Application of Decision-Support Tools for Assessing Climate Smart Argiculture.- Chapter 10: Can Insurance Help Manage Climate Risk and Food Insecurity?: Evidence from the Pastoral Regions of East Africa.- Chapter 11: Can Cash Transfer Programs Promote Household Resilience?: Cross-Country Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa.- Chapter 12: Input Subsidy Programs and Climate Smart Agriculture.- Chapter 13: Robust Decision Making for a Climate-Resilient Development of the Agricultural Sector in Nigeria.- Chapter 14: Using AgMIP Regional Integrated Assessment Methods to Evaluate Vulnerability, Resilience and Adaptive Capacity for Climate Smart Agricultural Systems.- Chapter 15: Climate Smart Food Supply Chains in Developing Countries in an Era of Rapid Dual Change in Agrifood Systems and the Climate.- Chapter 16: The Adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture: The Role of Information and Insurance under Climate Change.- Chapter 17: A Qualitative Evaluation of CSA Options in Mixed Crop-Livestock Systems in Developing Countries.- Chapter 18: Identifying Strategies to Enhance the Resilience of Smallholder Farming Systems: Evidence of Zambia.- Chapter 19: Climate Risk Management Through Sustainable Land and Water Management in Sub-Saharan Africa.- Chapter 20: Improving the Resilience of Central Asian Agriculture to Weather Viability and Climate Change.- Chapter 21: Managing Environmental Risk in the Presence of Climate Change: The Role of Adaption in the Mile Basin of Ethiopia.- Chapter 22: Diversification as Part of a CSA Strategy: The Cases of Zambia and Malawi.- Chapter 23: Economic Analysis of Improved Smallholder Paddy and Maize Production in Northern Vietnam and Implications for Climate-Smart Agriculture.- Chapter 24: Synthesis: Devising Effective Strategies and Policies for CSA.- Chapter 25: Conclusions and Policy Implications.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319611938 20180416
This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO license. The book uses an economic lens to identify the main features of climate-smart agriculture (CSA), its likely impact, and the challenges associated with its implementation. Drawing upon theory and concepts from agricultural development, institutional, and resource economics, this book expands and formalizes the conceptual foundations of CSA. Focusing on the adaptation/resilience dimension of CSA, the text embraces a mixture of conceptual analyses, including theory, empirical and policy analysis, and case studies, to look at adaptation and resilience through three possible avenues: ex-ante reduction of vulnerability, increasing adaptive capacity, and ex-post risk coping. The book is divided into three sections. The first section provides conceptual framing, giving an overview of the CSA concept and grounding it in core economic principles. The second section is devoted to a set of case studies illustrating the economic basis of CSA in terms of reducing vulnerability, increasing adaptive capacity and ex-post risk coping. The final section addresses policy issues related to climate change. Providing information on this new and important field in an approachable way, this book helps make sense of CSA and fills intellectual and policy gaps by defining the concept and placing it within an economic decision-making framework. This book will be of interest to agricultural, environmental, and natural resource economists, development economists, and scholars of development studies, climate change, and agriculture. It will also appeal to policy-makers, development practitioners, and members of governmental and non-governmental organizations interested in agriculture, food security and climate change.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319611938 20180416
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viii, 330 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • PART I. Join the geo revolution. The changing landscape of geospatial information markets / Conor O'Sullivan, Nicholas Wise, and Peirre-Phlippe Mathieu
  • The digital transformation of education / Ravi Kapur, Val Byfield, Fabio Del Frate, Mark Higgins, and Sheila Jagannathan
  • The Open Science Commons for the European Research Area / Tiziana Ferrari, Diego Scardaci, and Sergio Andreozzi
  • Citizen science for observing and understanding the Earth / Mordechai (Muki) Haklay, Suvodeep Mazumdar, and Jessica Wardlaw
  • PART II. Enabling data intensive science. Fostering cross-disciplinary Earth science through datacube analytics / Peter Baumann, Angelo Pio Rossi, Brennan Bell, Oliver Clements, Ben Evans, Heike Hoenig, Patrick Hogan, George Kakaletris, Panagiota Koltsida, Simone Mantovani, Ramiro Marco Figuera, Vlad Merticariu, Dimitar Misev, Huu Bang Pham, Stephan Siemen, and Julia Wagemann
  • Mind the gap: Big Data vs. interoperability and reproducibility of science / Max Craglia and Stefano Nativi
  • Cyber-infrastructure for data-intensive geospatial computing / Rajasekar Karthik, Alesandre Sorokine, Dilip R. Patlolla, Cheng Liu, Shweta M. Gupte, and Budhendra L. Bhaduri
  • Machine learning applications for Earth observation / David J. Lary, Gebreab K. Zewdie, Xun Liu, Daji Wu, Estelle Levetin, Rebecca J. Allee, Nabin Malakar, Annette Walker, Hamse Mussa, Antonio Mannino, and Dirk Aurin
  • New generation platforms for exploration of crowdsourced geo-data / Maria Antonia Brovelli, Marco Minghini, and Giorgio Zamboni
  • PART III. Use cases open science and innovation. Mapping land use dynamics using the collective power of the crowd / Christoph Aubrecht, Joachim Ungar, Dilek Ozceylan Aubrecht, Sérgio Freire, and Klaus Steinnocher
  • The emergence of the GeoSharing economy / Ursula Benz and Manfred Krischke
  • Sustainable agriculture and smart farming / Heike Bach and Wolfram Mauser
  • Earth observation data for enterprise business applications / Hinnerk Gildhoff
  • Development of an Earth observation cloud platform in support to water resources monitoring / Andreea Bucur, Wolfgang Wagner, Stefano Elefante, Vahid Naeimi, and Christian Briese
  • Putting Big Data innovation into action for development / Trevor Monroe, Stephanie Debere, Kwawu Mensa Gaba, David Newhouse, and Talip Killic
  • Mapping floods and assessing flood vulnerability for disaster decision-making: a case study remote sensing application in Senegal / Bessie Schwarz, Gabriel Pestre, Beth Tellman, Jonathan Sullivan, Catherine Kuhn, Richa Mahtta, Bhartendu Pandey, and Laura Hammett
  • Earth observation and geospatial implementation: fueling innovation in a changing world / Sudhir Raj Shrestha, Matthew Tisdale, Steve Kopp, and Brett Rose
  • Artificial intelligence and Earth observation to explore water quality in the Wadden Sea / Luigi Ceccaroni, Filip Velickovski, Meinte Blaas, Marcel R. Wernand, Anouk Blauw, and Laia Subirats.
"Over the past decades, rapid developments in digital and sensing technologies, such as the Cloud, Web and Internet of Things, have dramatically changed the way we live and work. The digital transformation is revolutionizing our ability to monitor our planet and transforming the way we access, process and exploit Earth Observation data from satellites. This book reviews these megatrends and their implications for the Earth Observation community as well as the wider data economy. It provides insight into new paradigms of Open Science and Innovation applied to space data, which are characterized by openness, access to large volume of complex data, wide availability of new community tools, new techniques for big data analytics such as Artificial Intelligence, unprecedented level of computing power, and new types of collaboration among researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and citizen scientists. In addition, this book aims to provide readers with some reflections on the future of Earth Observation, highlighting through a series of use cases not just the new opportunities created by the New Space revolution, but also the new challenges that must be addressed in order to make the most of the large volume of complex and diverse data delivered by the new generation of satellites"--Publisher.
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  • 1. Structural Evaluation of Cell-Filled Pavement, by Subrat Roy.- 2. Global Warming Issues-Need for Sustainable Drainage System in Urban Areas-Green Construction Technologies, by A.K. Shrivastava.- 3. Water Hyacinth: A Useful Plant to Improve Rural Economy, by Priti Mathur.- 4. Growth, Biomass and Carbon Sequestration by Ttrees in Nutrient Deficient Bhata Land Soil of Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India, by K.K.Chandra.- 5. Impact of Copper Oxide Nano Particles on Growth of Different Bacterial Species, by Tapan Adhikari.- 6. Performance of Low Cost Microbial Fuel Cell Using Earthenware Separator by Sudhansu Behera.- 7. Synthesis of CaO2 Nanoparticles for Environmental Emediation, by Sapana S. Madan.- 8. Superiority of Re-Circulating Fluidized Bed Reactor over Existing Reactor Arrangements for Chemical Looping Combustion - A Review, by Sachin Tomar.- 9. Enhancing N Use Efficiency and Reducing N2O Emission by Coating Urea with Newly Identified Bio-molecule (C20H30O2), Nano-Zn Oxide and Nano-Rockphosphate, by S. Kundu.- 10. Gamma Radiation Technology for Hygienisation of Municipal Dry Sewage ludge- Naresh Kumar Garg.- 11. Participatory Approach for Corporate Social Responsibility Plan in India, by Dr. Rajesh Puranik.- 12. Solar Powered Cold Storage System for Horticultural Crops, by P. L. Singh.- 13. Feasibility of Solar Pumps for Salt Farmers, by Kapil K Samar.- 14. Development of Uttarakhand Using Alternative Energy Source as Micro Hydropower, by Jyothi Prasad.- 15. Comparative Studies on Performance of Commercially Available High Power PC-LED Bulbs Under Tropical Condition, by Arindam Chakraborty.- 16. Development of Pedal Operated Flour Mill, by Yallappa D.- 17. Development of Family Size FRP Biogas Plant Based on Kitchen Waste, by Deepak Sharma.- 18. A Computer-Based Expert System to Design Deenbandhu Biogas Plant, by Sudhir Narayan Kharpude.- 19. Prosopis Juliflora-A Potential Problematic Weed for Lignocellulosic Ethanol Production- Vijayakumar Palled.- 20. Oil Extraction, Biodiesel Production and CI Engine Investigation Using Madhuca India Methyl Ester, by Amit Karwade.- 21. Design and Development of Producer Gas Based Heat Exchanger for Drying Application, by D.K.Vyas.- 22. Carbon Storage Potential in Dominant Trees of Koraput District of Odisha, by Kakoli Banerjee.- 23. Study of Geothermal Energy Potential with Geothermal Doublet, by Shibani K Jha.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811057977 20171211
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. Part II is on bio-environment and discusses plants, biomass, and bacterial species. Part III focuses on chemical environment. Section one is concluded with Part IV on social environment. Section two starts out with Part V on solar energy. Hydropower is discussed in Part VI. The concluding Part VII deals with biogas. The book will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the field of water resources, hydrology, environmental resources, agricultural engineering, watershed management, earth sciences, as well as those engaged in natural resources planning and management. Graduate students and those wishing to conduct further research in water and environment and their development and management may find the book to be of value.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811057977 20171211
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  • 1. Socio-Economic Environment Assessment for Sustainable Development, by Atul Kumar Rahul.- 2. Research Need on Environmental Gains in Conservation Induced Relocation, by Surendra Singh Rajpoot.- 3. Environmental Issues due to Fire in Coal Mines its Impact and Suggestions for Implementing Precautionary and Control Measures, by R.V. K. Singh.- 4. Redevelopment of Urban Slum Dwellings: Issues & Challenges, by Dhrupad Rupwate.- 5. Importance of Indoor Environmental Quality in Green Buildings, by Alisha Patnaik. -6. Meteorological Factors Influencing Dispersion of Vehicular Pollution in a Typical Highway Condition, by Rajni Dhyani.- 7. Study of Air and Noise Pollution in Mega Cities of India, by Amrit Kumar.- 8. A Critical Review on Air Quality Index- Shweta Kumari.- 9. Aquatic Insects as Pollution Indicator- A Study in Cachar, Assam, North East India, by Arpita Dalal.- 10. Monitoring of Air Pollution in Different Region Along Road network, Jharia Coalfield, Dhanbad, India, by Shiv Kumar Yadav.- 11. Spatial Distribution and Baseline Concentration of Heavy Metals in Swell-Shrink Soils of Madhya Pradesh, India, by Rajendiran, S..- 12. Associative Study of Aerosol Pollution, Precipitation and Vegetation in Indian Region [2000-2013], by Manu Mehta.- 13. Fuzzy Logic Based Performance Evaluation of EIA Reports for Hydroelectric Projects, by Purbashree Sarmah.- 14. Assessment and Prediction of Environmental Noise Generated by Road Traffic in Nagpur City, India, by Sameer. S. Pathak.- 15. Time Dependent Study of Electromagetic Field and Indoor Meteorological Parameters in Individual Working Environment, by A.K.Mishra.- 16. Fish Biodiversity and Its Periodic Reduction - A Case Study of River Narmada in Central India, by Muslim Ahmad Shah.- 17. Effects of Anthropogenic Activities on the Fresh Water Ecosystem- A Case Study of Kappithodu in Kerala, by Sherly P Anand.- 18. Degradation of Heptachlor by High Carbon Iron Filings (HCIF) by Alok Sinha.- 19. Biomedical Waste Generation and Management in Public Sector Hospital in Shimla City, by Prachi Vasistha.- 20. Fuel Loss and Related Emissions Due to Idling of Motorized Vehicles at a Major Intersection in Delhi, by Niraj Sharma.- 21. Emission Inventorisation and Modelling of Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compounds from Petrol Distribution Centres in an Urban Area, by Sunil Gulia.- 22. Comprehensive Physico-Chemical Characterization of Coal Combustion Residues from a Thermal Power Station of India, by Ritesh Kumar.- 23. Influence of Semi-Arid Climate on Characterisation of Domestic Wastewater, by Vinod Kumar Tripathi.- 24. Anomalous Features of Black Carbon and Particulate Matter Observed over a Rural Station during Diwali Festival of 2015, by P.C.S. Devara.- 25. Heavy Metal Leaching Potential of Discarded Mobile Phones Wastes: A Laboratory Based Study, by Devika Bajpai.- 26. Decolorizetion of Reactive Yellow 17 Dye Using Aspergillus Tamar II, by Anuradha Singh.- 27. Discovery of the Helium Rare Gas in Saugor Division, Southern Ganga Basin, Bundelkhand Region, M.P., INDIA, by A. K. Shadilya.- 28. How Soil Texture Affects the Organic Carbon Load in the Mangrove Ecosystem a Case Study from Bhitarkanika, Odisha by Kakoli Banerjee.- 29. Recent Developments in Deeluoridation of Drinking Water in India, by Swati Dubey.- 30. Water Quality Assessment and Correlation Study of Physico-Chemical Parameters of Sukinda Chromite Mining Area, Orissa, India, R.K. Tiwary.- 31. Water Quality Assessment of a Lentic Water Body Using Remote Sensing - A Case Study, by Purandara B. K.- 32. Assessment of Trends in Water Quality of Khadakwasla Reservoir Using CCME-WQI, by Savitri K. Hansda.- 33. Assessment of Agricultural Water Quality of Shallow Groundwater between Budhni and Chaursakhedi, North of River Narmada, District Sehore, Madhya Pradesh, India, by Sunil Kumar Sharma.- 34. Active Water Quality Management in Rural Small Watersheds, by Koichi Unami.- 35. Evaluation of the Surface Water Quality Index of Jharia Coal Mining Region and its Management of Surface water Resources, by Prasoon Kumar Singh.- 36. Studies on the Production of Salt Tolerant Alkaline Protease Isolated from Proteus Mirabilis and Its Degradation of Hyper-Saline Soak Liquor, by Maharaja.P.- 37. Relative Contribution of Phosphorus from Various Sources to the Upper Lake, Bhopal by M. Vassanda Coumar.- 38. Assessment of Fluoride in Rain-fed and Irrigated Agricultural Soil of Tonalite-Trondjhemite Series in Central India, by Bijendra Kumar.- 39. Biomonitoring of Paravur Lake in Kerala Using Macro-Invertebrates, by Sreeja .J.- 40. Change Detection of Sodic Landinraebareli District Using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques by Arif Ahmad.- 41. Process Modelling of Gas-Liquid Stirred Tank with Neural Networks, by Neha Phukon.- 42. Identification and Planning of Water Quality Monitoring Network in Context of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM), by Surjeet Singh.- 43. An Updated Review on Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis, by Shreya Gaur.- 44. Ensemble MCDM Approach to Determine Priorities of Parameters for WQI, by Ritabrata Roy.- 45. Aerosol Optical Depth Variation During A Recent Dust Event In North India.
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This book comprises select proceedings of the International Conference on Water, Environment, Energy and Society. The book is divided into five parts. The first part deals with some aspects of environmental pollution such as socio-economic environment assessment for sustainable development, environmental issues due to fire in coal Mines and its impact and suggestions for implementing precautionary and control measures, redevelopment of urban slum dwellings: issues & challenges, air and noise pollution in mega cities, importance of indoor environmental quality in green buildings. Part II discusses pollution indicators such as assessment and prediction of environmental noise, fuzzy logic based performance evaluation, fish biodiversity and its periodic reduction, effects of anthropogenic activities on fresh water ecosystems, and monitoring of air pollution. Part III focuses on generation of pollution namely biomedical waste generation and management, heavy metal leaching, etc. Water quality assessment is described in Part IV. The Part V presents water quality modeling. The book will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the field of water resources, hydrology, environmental resources, agricultural engineering, watershed management, earth sciences, as well as those engaged in natural resources planning and management. Graduate students and those wishing to conduct further research in water and environment and their development and management will also find the book to be of value.
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  • Chapter 1: Extreme weather around the world
  • 1. The global links between extreme weather and climate change / Daniel Huber and Jay Gulledge
  • 2. The Atlantic Ocean brings a wave of climate change / The United Nations Environment Programme
  • #g 3. Climate change and global warming 101 / Anup Shah
  • 4. Costal resliience is key for the US and the World / Erin A. Thead
  • 5. In the US hurricanes are a harbinger of climate change / John McQuaid
  • 6. Weird weather around the world is cause for alarm / Christine Ottery
  • Chapter 2: The effects of extreme weather
  • 1. Climate has an impact global health / US Environmental Protection Agency
  • 2. Animal populations are affected by climate upheaval / Juan Lubroth
  • 3. In Eastern Africa, climate change affects food security / International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cresent Societies
  • 4. Extreme weather may lead to extreme hunger / Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Chapter 3: Extreme weather and global warming
  • 1. Global warming is man-made, not myth / Donald R. Prothero
  • 2. Is global warming really that bad? / Melissa Denchak
  • 3. How much of the world is responsibile for global warming? / Anup Shah
  • 4. In Southeast Asia, cutting greenhouse gases is vital to survival / Murray Hiebert
  • 5. Whose fault is climate change? / Frank Thomas
  • Chapter 4: Coping with extreme weather
  • 1. How various countries are tracking climate change / NPR News Staff
  • 2. Sustainable development can combat global disaster / Tom R. Burns and Nora Machado Des Johansson
  • 3. Preventing further climate upheaval isn't just the government's domain / Bonizella Biagini and Alan Miller
  • 4. Europe must adapt to climate change / European Environment Agency
  • Periodical and internet sources bibliography
  • For further discussion
  • Organizations to contact
  • Bibliography of books.
In the wake of every killer hurricane, devastating wild fire, severe drought, or once-in-a-century flooding event, it has become commonplace for scientists, politicians, and ordinary citizens to debate whether or not these severe weather events can be tied directly to climate change and global warming. The scientific consensus generally indicates that we are beginning to see upticks in extreme weather due to warming and the resulting shift in weather patterns. Certain politicians, business interests, and energy executives, however, forcefully reject such connections as unproven and speculative. Where does the truth lie? This anthology collects the strongest viewpoints from across the ideological spectrum and the globe and allows readers to evaluate the arguments and evidence for themselves before forming an educated opinion. Bibliography, Detailed Table of Contents, Further Information Section, Index, Maps, Primary Sources, Sidebars, Websites.
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