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244 pages : maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • 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.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
ix, 295 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
  • Contributors vii Preface ix 1 Neotectonics and Earthquake Potential of the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Introduction 1 Ibrahim Cemen and Yucel Y lmaz Part I: Morphotectonic Characteristics of Neotectonics in Anatolia and Its Surroundings 9 2 Morphotectonic Development of Anatolia and the Surrounding Regions 11 Yucel Y lmaz 3 Diversion of River Courses Across Major Strike Slip Faults and Keirogens 93 A. M. Celal S engor Part II: Neotectonics of the Aegean-Western Anatolian Region 103 4 Effect of Slab Tear on Crustal Structure in Southwestern Anatolia: Insight From Gravity Data Modeling 105 Rezene Mahatsente, Suleyman Alemdar, and Ibrahim Cemen 5 Geodynamical Models for Continental Delamination and Ocean Lithosphere Peel Away in an Orogenic Setting 121 Og uz H. Gog us , Russell N. Pysklywec, and Claudio Faccenna 6 Major Problems of Western Anatolian Geology 141 Yucel Yilmaz 7 The Cataldag Plutonic Complex in Western Anatolia: Roles of Different Granites on the Crustal Buildup in Connection With the Core Complex Development 189 Omer Kamac , Alp Unal, S afak Altunkaynak, Stoyan Georgiev, and Zeki M. Billor Part III: Seismotectonics in the Eastern Mediterranean Region 223 8 Fault Structures in Marmara Sea (Turkey) and Their Connection to Earthquake Generation Processes 225 Mustafa Aktar 9 North Aegean Active Fault Pattern and the 24 May 2014, Mw 6.9 Earthquake 239 Sotiris Sboras, Alex Chatzipetros, and Spyros B. Pavlides 10 Seismic Intensity Maps for the Eastern Part of the North Anatolian Fault Zone (Turkey) Based on Recorded and Simulated Ground Motion Data 273 Aysegul Askan, Shaghayegh Karimzadeh, and Mustafa Bilal Index 289.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118944981 20170522
Neotectonics involves the study of the motions and deformations of the Earth's crust that are current or recent in geologic time. The Mediterranean region is one of the most important regions for neotectonics and related natural hazards. This volume focuses on the neotectonics of the Eastern Mediterranean region, which has experienced many major extensive earthquakes, including the devastating Izmit, Turkey earthquake on August 17, 1999. The event lasted for 37 seconds, killing around 17,000 people, injuring 44,000 people, and leaving approximately half a million people homeless. Since then, several North American, European, and Turkish research groups have studied the neotectonics and earthquake potential of the region using different geological and geophysical methods, including GPS studies, geodesy, and passive source seismology. Some results from their studies were presented in major North American and European geological meetings. This volume highlights the work involving the Eastern Mediterranean region, which has one of the world's longest and best studied active strike-slip (horizontal motion) faults: the east-west trending North Anatolian fault zone, which is very similar to the San Andreas fault in California. This volume features discussions of: Widespread applications in measuring plate motion that have strong implications in predicting natural disasters like earthquakes, both on a regional and a global scale Recent motions, particularly those produced by earthquakes, that provide insights on the physics of earthquake recurrence, the growth of mountains, orogenic movements, and seismic hazards Unique methodical approaches in collecting tectonophysical data, including field, seismic, experimental, computer-based, and theoretical approaches. Active Global Seismology is a valuable resource for geoscientists, particularly in the field of tectonophysics, geophysics, geodynamics, seismology, structural geology, environmental geology, and geoengineering.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118944981 20170522
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
237 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 31 cm.
  • Introduction and history of mapping and research / P.C. Bandopadhyay-- Introduction to the geography and geomorphology of the Andaman-Nicobar Islands / P.C. Bandopadhyay & A. Carter
  • Regional context of the geology of the Andaman-Nicobar accretionary ridge / P.D. Clift
  • Cenozoic rifting, passive margin development and strike-slip faulting in the Andaman Sea: a discussion of established v. new tectonic models / C.K. Morley
  • Regional tectonics, structure and evolution of the Andaman-Nicobar Islands from ophiolite formation and obduction to collision and back-arc spreading / C.K. Morley & M. Searle
  • Geological framework of the Andaman-Nicobar Islands / P.C. Bandopadhyay & A. Carter
  • Andaman-Nicobar Ophiolites, India: origin, evolution and emplacement / B. Ghosh, D. Bandopadhyay & T. Morishita
  • Mithakhari deposits / P.C. Bandopadhyay & A. Carter
  • Submarine fan deposits: petrography and geochemistry of the Andaman Flysch / P.C. Bandopadhyay & A. Carter
  • Provenance of Oligocene Andaman sandstones (Andaman-Nicobar Islands): Ganga-Brahmaputra or Irrawaddy derived? / M. Limonta, A. Resentini, A. Carter, P.C. Bandopadhyay & E. Garzanti
  • The Archipelago Group: current understanding / P.C. Bandopadhyay & A. Carter
  • Inner-arc volcanism: Barren and Narcondam islands / P.C. Bandopadhyay
  • Anatomy of the Andaman-Nicobar subduction system from seismic reflection data / S.C. Singh & R. Moeremans
  • Seismicity of the Andaman-Nicobar Islands and Andaman Sea / A. Carter & P.C. Bandopadhyay
  • The 26 December 2004 earthquake and tsunami / A. Carter & P.C. Bandopadhyay
  • Natural resources / P.C. Bandopadhyay, B. Ghosh & A. Carter
  • Index.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xii, 293 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • FOREWORD PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 1. AN INTRODUCTION INTO BIRDS, THE GEOLOGICAL SETTINGS OF THEIR EVOLUTION, AND THE AVIAN SKELETON 4 Birds are evolutionary nested within theropod dinosaurs 4 The geological settings of avian evolution in a nutshell 6 Characteristics of the avian skeleton 7 2. THE ORIGIN OF BIRDS 13 Archaeopteryx: The German urvogel and its bearing on avian evolution 13 The closest maniraptoran relatives of birds 15 Feather evolution 21 The origin of avian flight 25 3. THE MESOZOIC FLIGHT WAY TOWARDS MODERN BIRDS 29 Jeholornithids: Early Cretaceous long-tailed birds 30 Confuciusornis, Sapeornis, and kin: Basal birds with a pygostyle 31 Ornithothoraces and the origin of sustained flapping flight capabilities 34 The Ornithuromorpha: Refinement of modern characteristics 37 Ornithurae and the origin of modern birds 40 4. MESOZOIC BIRDS: INTERRELATIONSHIPS AND CHARACTER EVOLUTION 43 The interrelationships of Mesozoic birds controversial phylogenetic placements and well-supported clades 43 Character evolution in Mesozoic birds 45 Ontogenetic development of Mesozoic birds 53 5. THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS AND ORIGIN OF CROWN GROUP BIRDS (NEORNITHES) 55 Phylogenetic interrelationships of neornithine birds 56 The Mesozoic fossil record of neornithine-like and neornithine birds 58 6. PALAEOGNATHOUS BIRDS (OSTRICHES, TINAMOUS, AND ALLIES) 61 The interrelationships of extant Palaeognathae 62 Early Cenozoic palaeognathous birds of the Northern Hemisphere 63 The long-winged ostriches, rheas, and tinamous 64 The short-winged palaeognathous birds 67 Biogeography: A textbook example of Gondwanan vicariance has become dismantled 70 7. GALLOANSERES: FOWL AND KIN 71 Galliformes from herbivorous forest dwellers to seed eaters of open landscapes 72 The waterfowl 75 Gastornithids: Giant herbivorous birds in the early Paleogene of the Northern Hemisphere 79 Dromornithids (mihirungs or thunderbirds): Gastornis-like birds from Australia 80 Pelagornithids: The bony-toothed birds 81 8. THE DIFFICULT-TO-PLACE GROUPS : BIOGEOGRAPHIC SURPRISES AND AERIAL SPECIALISTS 83 The columbiform birds: Doves, sandgrouse, and mesites? 84 The Hoatzin a South American relict species 85 Turacos and cuckoos 86 Bustards 87 The wonderful Mirandornithes, or how different can sister taxa be? 88 Strisores: The early diversification of nocturnal avian insectivores 91 9. SHOREBIRDS, CRANES, AND RELATIVES 97 Charadriiformes: One of the most diverse groups of extant birds 97 From rail to crane 103 10. AEQUORNITHES: AQUATIC AND SEMI-AQUATIC CARNIVORES 107 Loons: Foot-propelled divers of the Northern Hemisphere 107 The pelagic tubenoses and albatrosses 108 Penguins: More than 60 million years of flightlessness 111 The polyphyletic Pelecaniformes and Ciconiiformes 115 Late Cenozoic turnovers in marine avifaunas 125 11. CARIAMIFORMS AND DIURNAL BIRDS OF PREY 126 Seriemas and allies: Two species now, a lot more in the past 127 Diurnal birds of prey: Multiple cases of convergence among raptorial birds 131 12. THE CENOZOIC RADIATION OF SMALL ARBOREAL BIRDS 137 The Courol and mousebirds: Two African relict groups 137 The long evolutionary history of owls 140 Parrots and passerines: An unexpected sister group relationship and its potential evolutionary implications 142 Trogons, rollers, and woodpeckers: Cavity-nesters with diverse foot morphologies 148 13. INSULAR AVIFAUNAS NOW AND THEN, ON VARIOUS SCALES 153 Islands and isolated continents as refugia 154 The evolution of flightlessness in predator-free environments 155 Insular gigantism and islands as cradles of unusual morphologies 160 GLOSSARY 163 REFERENCES 165 INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119020769 20161205
Knowledge of the evolutionary history of birds has much improved in recent decades. Fossils from critical time periods are being described at unprecedented rates and modern phylogenetic analyses have provided a framework for the interrelationships of the extant groups. This book gives an overview of the avian fossil record and its paleobiological significance, and it is the only up-to-date textbook that covers both Mesozoic and more modern-type Cenozoic birds in some detail. The reader is introduced to key features of basal avians and the morphological transformations that have occurred in the evolution towards modern birds. An account of the Cenozoic fossil record sheds light on the biogeographic history of the extant avian groups and discusses fossils in the context of current phylogenetic hypotheses. This review of the evolutionary history of birds not only addresses students and established researchers, but it may also be a useful source of information for anyone else with an interest in the evolution of birds and a moderate background in biology and geology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119020769 20161205
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
128 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 30 cm.
  • Editor's preface / Mikko Nironen
  • Major stratigraphic units in the bedrock of Finland, and an approach to tectonostratigraphic division / Jouni Luukas, Jukka Kousa, Mikko Nironen & Jouni Vuollo
  • Guide to the Geological map of Finland - bedrock 1:1 000 000 / Mikko Nironen
  • Metamorphic map of Finland / Pentti Hölttä & Esa Heilimo.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
x, 127 pages ; 26 cm
  • 1. Why Are People Skeptical about Climate Change? Some Insights from Blog Comments Paul Matthews 2. Structure and Content of the Discourse on Climate Change in the Blogosphere: The Big Picture Dag Elgesem, Lubos Steskal & Nicholas Diakopoulos 3. Meeting the Climate Change Challenge (MC3): The Role of the Internet in Climate Change Research Dissemination and Knowledge Mobilization Robert Newell & Ann Dale 4. Examining User Comments for Deliberative Democracy: A Corpus-driven Analysis of the Climate Change Debate Online Luke Collins & Brigitte Nerlich 5. Exploring the Use of Online Platforms for Climate Change Policy and Public Engagement by NGOs in Latin America Bruno Takahashi, Guy Edwards, J. Timmons Roberts & Ran Duan 6. Mobilizing Facebook Users against Facebook's Energy Policy: The Case of Greenpeace Unfriend Coal Campaign Merav Katz-Kimchi & Idit Manosevitch.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138223868 20170605
The volume provides a timely, state of the art collection of studies examining climate change communication in the era of digital media. The chapters focus on a broad range of topics covering various aspects of both practice and research in climate change communication, ranging from the use of online platforms, to blogs, and social networking sites. Climate change communication has increasingly moved into Internet-based forums, and this volume provides a comprehensive overview of research into Internet and climate change communication. The studies share valuable methodological insights in this relatively new field of research and shed light on the opportunities and challenges underlying the collection and analysis of online climate change-related data. This book was previously published as a special issue of Environmental Communication.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138223868 20170605
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xiii, 386 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), charts (some color) ; 29 cm.
  • Part I: Forcings of Climate Extremes. The Changing El Niño-Southern Oscillation and Associated Climate Extremes / Jin-Yi Yu, Xin Wang, Song Yang, Houk Paek, and Mengyan Chen
  • Weather Extremes Linked to Interaction of the Arctic and Midlatitudes / Timo Vihma
  • Impact of Aerosols on Regional Changes in Climate Extremes / Jana Sillmann and Jinho Yoon
  • Weakened Flow, Persistent Circulation, and Prolonged Weather Extremes in Boreal Summer / Dim Coumou, Kai Kornhuber, Jascha Lehmann, and Vladimir Petoukhov
  • Land Processes as the Forcing of Extremes: A Review / Min-Hui Lo, Tzu-Hsien Kuo, Hao-Wei Wey, Chia-Wei Lan, and Jen-Ping Chen
  • Part II: Processes of Climate Extremes. Timing of Anthropogenic Emergence in Climate Extremes / Andrew D King, Markus G. Donat, Ed Hawkins, and David J. Karoly
  • Recent Increases in Extreme Temperature Occurrence over Land / Scott J Weaver, Arun Kumar, and Mingyue Chen
  • Why Future Shifts in Tropical Precipitation Will Likely Be Small: The Location of the Tropical Rain Belt and the Hemispheric Contracts of Energy Input to the Atmosphere / Aaron Donohoe and Aiko Voigt
  • Weather-Climate Interactions and MJO Influences / Paul E. Roundy, Naoko Sakaeda, Kyle MacRitchie, and Lawrence Gloeckler
  • Recent Climate Extremes Associated with the West Pacific Warming Mode / Chris Funk and Andrew Hoell
  • Connections Between Heat Waves and Circumglobal Teleconnection Patterns in the Northern Hemisphere Summer / Haiyan Teng and Grant Branstator
  • Part III: Regional Climate Extremes. North American Drought and Links to Northern Eurasia / Hailan Wang, Siegfried D. Schubert, and Randal D. Koster
  • The California Drought: Trends and Impacts / Shih-Yu (Simon) Wang, Jinho Yoon, Robert R. Gillies, and Huang-Hsiung Hsu
  • Observed Trends in US Tornado Frequency / Adam J Clark
  • Mechanisms Explaining Recent Changes in Australian Climate Extremes / Sophie C. Lewis, David J. Karoly, Andrew D. King, Sarah E. Perkins, and Markus G. Donat
  • Unraveling East Africa's Climate Paradox / Bradfield Lyon and Nicolas Vigaud
  • A Physical Model for Extreme Drought over Southwest Asia / Andrew Hoell, Chris Funk, Mathew Barlow, and Forest Cannon
  • Part IV: Prediction of Climate Extremes. Extratropical Precursors of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation / Kathy V. Pegion and Christopher Selman
  • North Atlantic Seasonal Hurricane Prediction / Philip J. Klotzbach, Mark A .Saunders, Gerald D. Bell, and Eric S. Blake
  • Predicting Subseasonal Precipitation Variations Based on the Madden-Julian Oscillation / Charles Jones
  • Prediction of Short-Term Climate Extremes with a Multimodel Ensemble / Emily J. Becker
  • Toward Predicting US Tornadoes in the Late 21st Century / Adam J. Clark.
  • Part I: Forcings of Climate Extremes. The Changing El Ni�o-Southern Oscillation and Associated Climate Extremes / Jin-Yi Yu, Xin Wang, Song Yang, Houk Paek, and Mengyan Chen
  • Weather Extremes Linked to Interaction of the Arctic and Midlatitudes / Timo Vihma
  • Impact of Aerosols on Regional Changes in Climate Extremes / Jana Sillmann and Jinho Yoon
  • Weakened Flow, Persistent Circulation, and Prolonged Weather Extremes in Boreal Summer / Dim Coumou, Kai Kornhuber, Jascha Lehmann, and Vladimir Petoukhov
  • Land Processes as the Forcing of Extremes: A Review / Min-Hui Lo, Tzu-Hsien Kuo, Hao-Wei Wey, Chia-Wei Lan, and Jen-Ping Chen
  • Part II: Processes of Climate Extremes. Timing of Anthropogenic Emergence in Climate Extremes / Andrew D King, Markus G. Donat, Ed Hawkins, and David J. Karoly
  • Recent Increases in Extreme Temperature Occurrence over Land / Scott J Weaver, Arun Kumar, and Mingyue Chen
  • Why Future Shifts in Tropical Precipitation Will Likely Be Small: The Location of the Tropical Rain Belt and the Hemispheric Contracts of Energy Input to the Atmosphere / Aaron Donohoe and Aiko Voigt
  • Weather-Climate Interactions and MJO Influences / Paul E. Roundy, Naoko Sakaeda, Kyle MacRitchie, and Lawrence Gloeckler
  • Recent Climate Extremes Associated with the West Pacific Warming Mode / Chris Funk and Andrew Hoell
  • Connections Between Heat Waves and Circumglobal Teleconnection Patterns in the Northern Hemisphere Summer / Haiyan Teng and Grant Branstator
  • Part III: Regional Climate Extremes. North American Drought and Links to Northern Eurasia / Hailan Wang, Siegfried D. Schubert, and Randal D. Koster
  • The California Drought: Trends and Impacts / Shih-Yu (Simon) Wang, Jinho Yoon, Robert R. Gillies, and Huang-Hsiung Hsu
  • Observed Trends in US Tornado Frequency / Adam J Clark
  • Mechanisms Explaining Recent Changes in Australian Climate Extremes / Sophie C. Lewis, David J. Karoly, Andrew D. King, Sarah E. Perkins, and Markus G. Donat
  • Unraveling East Africa's Climate Paradox / Bradfield Lyon and Nicolas Vigaud
  • A Physical Model for Extreme Drought over Southwest Asia / Andrew Hoell, Chris Funk, Mathew Barlow, and Forest Cannon
  • Part IV: Prediction of Climate Extremes. Extratropical Precursors of the El Ni�o-Southern Oscillation / Kathy V. Pegion and Christopher Selman
  • North Atlantic Seasonal Hurricane Prediction / Philip J. Klotzbach, Mark A .Saunders, Gerald D. Bell, and Eric S. Blake
  • Predicting Subseasonal Precipitation Variations Based on the Madden-Julian Oscillation / Charles Jones
  • Prediction of Short-Term Climate Extremes with a Multimodel Ensemble / Emily J. Becker
  • Toward Predicting US Tornadoes in the Late 21st Century / Adam J. Cl
"Although we are seeing more weather and climate extremes, individual extreme events are very diverse and generalization of trends is difficult. For example, mid-latitude and subtropical climate extremes such as heat waves, hurricanes and droughts have increased, and could have been caused by processes including arctic amplification, jet stream meandering, and tropical expansion. This volume documents various climate extreme events and associated changes that have been analyzed through diagnostics, modeling, and statistical approaches. The identification of patterns and mechanisms can aid the prediction of future extreme events. Volume highlights include: Compilation of processes and mechanisms unique to individual weather and climate extreme events; Discussion of climate model performance in terms of simulating high-impact weather and climate extremes; and summary of various existing theories, including controversial ones, on how climate extremes will continue to become stronger and more frequent. Climate Extremes: Patterns and Mechanisms is a valuable resource for scientists and graduate students in the fields of geophysics, climate physics, natural hazards, and environmental science" -- Provided by publisher.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xv, 323 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198717416 20170313
This book is an introductory text to a range of numerical methods used today to simulate time-dependent processes in Earth science, physics, engineering, and many other fields. The physical problem of elastic wave propagation in 1D serves as a model system with which the various numerical methods are introduced and compared. The theoretical background is presented with substantial graphical material supporting the concepts. The results can be reproduced with the supplementary electronic material provided as python codes embedded in Jupyter notebooks. The book starts with a primer on the physics of elastic wave propagation, and a chapter on the fundamentals of parallel programming, computational grids, mesh generation, and hardware models. The core of the book is the presentation of numerical solutions of the wave equation with six different methods: 1) the finite-difference method; 2) the pseudospectral method (Fourier and Chebyshev); 3) the linear finite-element method; 4) the spectral-element method; 5) the finite-volume method; and 6) the discontinuous Galerkin method. Each chapter contains comprehension questions, theoretical, and programming exercises. The book closes with a discussion of domains of application and criteria for the choice of a specific numerical method, and the presentation of current challenges.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198717416 20170313
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
vi, 359 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xvi, 451 pages, 88 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
  • List of contributors, xi About the companion websites, xvii 1 Introduction, 1 Tom Gleeson and Steven Ingebritsen 2 DigitalCrust a 4D data system of material properties for transforming research on crustal fluid flow, 6 Ying Fan, Stephen Richard, R. Sky Bristol, Shanan E. Peters, Steven E. Ingebritsen, Nils Moosdorf, Aaron Packman, Tom Gleeson, I. Zaslavsky, S. Peckham, Lawrence Murdoch, Michael Fienen, Michael Cardiff, David Tarboton, Norman Jones, Richard Hooper, Jennifer Arrigo, D. Gochis, J. Olson and David Wolock Part I: The physics of permeability, 13 3 The physics of permeability, 15 Tom Gleeson and Steven E. Ingebritsen 4 A pore-scale investigation of the dynamic response of saturated porous media to transient stresses, 16 Christian Huber and Yanqing Su 5 Flow of concentrated suspensions through fractures: small variations in solid concentration cause significant in-plane velocity variations, 27 Ricardo Medina, Jean E. Elkhoury, Joseph P. Morris, Romain Prioul, Jean Desroches and Russell L. Detwiler 6 Normal stress-induced permeability hysteresis of a fracture in a granite cylinder, 39 A. P. S. Selvadurai 7 Linking microearthquakes to fracture permeability evolution, 49 Takuya Ishibashi, Noriaki Watanabe, Hiroshi Asanuma and Noriyoshi Tsuchiya 8 Fractured rock stress permeability relationships from in situ data and effects of temperature and chemical mechanical couplings, 65 Jonny Rutqvist Part II: Static permeability, 83 9 Static permeability, 85 Tom Gleeson and Steven E. Ingebritsen Part II(A): Sediments and sedimentary rocks 10 How well can we predict permeability in sedimentary basins? Deriving and evaluating porosity permeability equations for noncemented sand and clay mixtures, 89 Elco Luijendijk and Tom Gleeson 11 Evolution of sediment permeability during burial and subduction, 104 Hugh Daigle and Elizabeth J. Screaton Part II(B): Igneous and metamorphic rocks 12 Is the permeability of crystalline rock in the shallow crust related to depth, lithology, or tectonic setting?, 125 Mark Ranjram, Tom Gleeson and Elco Luijendijk 13 Understanding heat and groundwater flow through continental flood basalt provinces: Insights gained from alternative models of permeability/depth relationships for the Columbia Plateau, United States, 137 Erick R. Burns, Colin F. Williams, Steven E. Ingebritsen, Clifford I. Voss, Frank A. Spane and Jacob DeAngelo 14 Deep fluid circulation within crystalline basement rocks and the role of hydrologic windows in the formation of the Truth or Consequences, New Mexico low-temperature geothermal system, 155 Jeffrey Pepin, Mark Person, Fred Phillips, Shari Kelley, Stacy Timmons, Lara Owens, James Witcher and Carl W. Gable 15 Hydraulic conductivity of fractured upper crust: insights from hydraulic tests in boreholes and fluid rock interaction in crystalline basement rocks, 174 Ingrid Stober and Kurt Bucher Part III: Dynamic permeability, 189 16 Dynamic permeability, 191 Tom Gleeson and Steven E. Ingebritsen Part III(A): Oceanic crust 17 Rapid generation of reaction permeability in the roots of black smoker systems, Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus, 195 Johnson R. Cann, Andrew M. Mccaig and Bruce W. D. Yardley Part III(B): Fault zones 18 The permeability of active subduction plate boundary faults, 209 Demian M. Saffer 19 Changes in hot spring temperature and hydrogeology of the Alpine Fault hanging wall, New Zealand, induced by distal South Island earthquakes, 228 Simon C. Cox, Catriona D. Menzies, Rupert Sutherland, Paul H. Denys, Calum Chamberlain and Damon A. H. Teagle 20 Transient permeability in fault stepovers and rapid rates of orogenic gold deposit formation, 249 Steven Micklethwaite, Arianne Ford, Walter Witt and Heather A. Sheldon 21 Evidence for long-timescale (>103 years) changes in hydrothermal activity induced by seismic events, 260 Trevor Howald, Mark Person, Andrew Campbell, Virgil Lueth, Albert Hofstra, Donald Sweetkind, Carl W. Gable, Amlan Banerjee, Elco Luijendijk, Laura Crossey, Karl Karlstrom, Shari Kelley and Fred M. Phillips Part III(C): Crustal-scale behavior 22 The permeability of crustal rocks through the metamorphic cycle: an overview, 277 Bruce Yardley 23 An analytical solution for solitary porosity waves: dynamic permeability and fluidization of nonlinear viscous and viscoplastic rock, 285 James A. D. Connolly and Y. Y. Podladchikov 24 Hypocenter migration and crustal seismic velocity distribution observed for the inland earthquake swarms induced by the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake in NE Japan: implications for crustal fluid distribution and crustal permeability, 307 T. Okada, T. Matsuzawa, N. Umino, K. Yoshida, A. Hasegawa, H. Takahashi, T. Yamada, M. Kosuga, Tetsuya Takeda, A. Kato, T. Igarashi, K. Obara, S. Sakai, A. Saiga, T. Iidaka, T. Iwasaki, N. Hirata, N. Tsumura, Y. Yamanaka, T. Terakawa, H. Nakamichi, T. Okuda, S. Horikawa, H. Katao, T. Miura, A. Kubo, T. Matsushima, K. Goto and H. Miyamachi 25 Continental-scale water-level response to a large earthquake, 324 Zheming Shi, Guang-Cai Wang, Michael Manga and Chi-Yuen Wang Part III(D): Effects of fluid injection at the scale of a reservoir or ore-deposit 26 Development of connected permeability in massive crystalline rocks through hydraulic fracture propagation and shearing accompanying fluid injection, 337 Giona Preisig, Erik Eberhardt, Valentin Gischig, Vincent Roche, Mirko van der Baan, Benoit Valley, Peter K. Kaiser, Damien Duff and Robert Lowther 27 Modeling enhanced geothermal systems and the essential nature of large-scale changes in permeability at the onset of slip, 353 Stephen A. Miller 28 Dynamics of permeability evolution in stimulated geothermal reservoirs, 363 Joshua Taron, Steve E. Ingebritsen, Stephen Hickman and Colin F. Williams 29 The dynamic interplay between saline fluid flow and rock permeability in magmatic hydrothermal systems, 373 Philipp Weis Part IV: Conclusion, 393 30 Toward systematic characterization, 395 Tom Gleeson and Steven E. Ingebritsen References, 398 Index, 447.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119166566 20170117
Permeability is the primary control on fluid flow in the Earth s crust and is key to a surprisingly wide range of geological processes, because it controls the advection of heat and solutes and the generation of anomalous pore pressures. The practical importance of permeability and the potential for large, dynamic changes in permeability is highlighted by ongoing issues associated with hydraulic fracturing for hydrocarbon production ( fracking ), enhanced geothermal systems, and geologic carbon sequestration. Although there are thousands of research papers on crustal permeability, this is the first book-length treatment. This book bridges the historical dichotomy between the hydrogeologic perspective of permeability as a static material property and the perspective of other Earth scientists who have long recognized permeability as a dynamic parameter that changes in response to tectonism, fluid production, and geochemical reactions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119166566 20170117
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
vii, 256 pages : maps (some color), illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Archaean granitoids: an overview and significance from a tectonic perspective
  • Hafnium isotope constraints on the origin of Mesoarchaean andesites in southern West Greenland, North Atlantic Craton
  • The tectonomagmatic significance of Neoarchaean variably alkali-enriched gabbro and diorite intrusions of the western Karelia Province
  • Alkaline-rich quartz syenite intrusions of the Western Karelia subprovince
  • Geochronology of Neoarchaean granitoids of the NW eastern Dharwar craton: implications for crust formation
  • The diversification of granitoids and plate tectonic implications at the Archaean-Proterozoic boundary in the Bundelkhand Craton, Central India
  • Petrogenesis of mafic magmatic enclaves of the Bundelkhand granitoids near Orchha, Central Indian shield: evidence for rapid crystallization
  • The long (3.7-2.1 Ga) and multistage evolution of the Bug Granulite-Gneiss Complex, Ukrainian Shield, based on the SIMS U-Pb ages and geochemistry of zircons from a single sample
  • Geochemical characterization and petrogenesis of mafic granulites from the Central Indian Tectonic Zone (CITZ)
  • Metamorphic evolution of the Ilomantsi greenstone belt in the Archaean Karelia Province, eastern Finland.
This Special Publication sheds light on crust formation and tectonic processes in early Earth by focusing on Archaean granitoids and related rocks from West Greenland in the North Atlantic Craton, Karelia Province of the Fennoscandian Shield, Eastern Dharwar and Bundelkhand cratons in the Indian Shield and Bug Complex of the Ukrainian Shield. Resulting from the IGCP-SIDA 599 project 'The Changing Early Earth', this compilation of papers provides explanations on the nomenclature of Archaean granitoids and explores the petrology, element and isotope geochemistry, geochronology and metamorphism of granitoids and supracrustal rocks of variable metamorphic grade. This volume provides information on the increase and timing of crust-mantle interactions and granitoid diversification from early Archaean protoliths of island arc origin to the emergence of multi-source high-K calc-alkaline granitoid batholiths at convergent continental margins. The formation of abundant granitoid batholiths suggests a significant change in mantle dynamics and plate tectonics towards the end of the Archaean.
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  • External contributions to dawn-dusk asymmetries. The magnetosphere of the earth under sub-Alfvénic solar wind conditions as observed on 24 and 25 May 2002 / Emmanuel Chané, Joachim Saur, Joachim Raeder, Fritz M. Neubauer, Kristofor M. Maynard, and Stefaan Poedts
  • Dayside magnetosphere response to solar wind dynamic pressure changes : propagation geometry and speed / Brian J. Jackel and Konstantin Kabin
  • Magnetopause plasma parameters and asymmetries in solar wind-magnetosphere coupling / Brian M. Walsh
  • Large-scale simulations of solar wind ion entry and dayside precipitation : dawn-dusk asymmetry / Jean Berchem, Robert L. Richard, C. Philippe Escoubet, Simon Wing, and Frederic Pitout
  • Dawn-dusk asymmetries of the earth's dayside magnetosheath in the magnetosheath interplanetary medium reference frame / A.P. Dimmock, K. Nykyri, A. Osmane, H. Karimabadi, and T.I. Pulkkinen
  • Dawn-dusk asymmetries at the terrestrial magnetopause : observations / Stein Haaland, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Johan De Keyser, and Lukas Maes
  • Magnetopause thickness at the dawn and dusk flanks / Johan De Keyser, Lukas Maes, Romain Maggiolo, and Stein Haaland
  • On IMF By-induced dawn-dusk asymmetries in earthward convective fast flows / TImo Pitkänen, Maria Hamrin, Tomas Karlsson, Hans Nilsson, and Anita Kullen
  • Time-dependence of dawn-dusk asymmetries in the terrestrial ionospheric convection pattern / Adrian Grocott
  • The role of the upper atmosphere for dawn-dusk differences in the coupled magnetosphere-ionosphere-thermosphere system / Matthias Förster, Eelco Doornbos, and Stein Haaland
  • Surveys of 557.7/630.0 nm dayside auroral emissions in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, and South Pole Station / Ze-Jun Hu, Hui-Gen Yang, Yusuke Ebihara, Hong-Qiao Hu, and Bei-Chen Zhang
  • Internal contributions to dawn-dusk asymmetries. Aspects of the morning/afternoon asymmetry of geomagnetic fluctuations / Christine Gabrielse, Andrei Runov, Vassilis Angelopoulos, Emma Spanswick, and Drew L. Turner
  • Dawn-dusk asymmetries in ultra-low-frequency waves / I. Jonathan Rae
  • Spatial structure and asymmetries of magnetospheric currents inferred from high-resolution empirical geomagnetic field models / Mikhail I. Sitnov, Grant K. Stephens, Nikolai A. Tsyganenko, Aleksandr Y. Ykhorskiy, Simon Wing, Haje Korth, and Brian J. Anderson
  • A review of dawn-dusk asymmetries observed using the TWINS mission of opportunity / Amy M. Keesee
  • Dawn-dusk asymmetries of solar-wind-magnetosphere coupling in the earth's midtail / Chih-Ping Wang, Xiaoyan Xing, T.K.M. Nakamura, Larry R. Lyons, and Vassilis Angelopoulos
  • Dawn-dusk asymmetries in magnetotail transients / Andrei Runov, S. Kiehas, and S.S. Li
  • Dawn-dusk asymmetries in the near-earth plasma sheet : ion observations / Elena A. Kronberg, Kun Li, Elena E. Grigorenko, Romain Maggiolo, Stein Haaland, Patrick W. Daly, and Hao Luo
  • Dawn-dusk asymmetries in the auroral particle precipitation and their modulations by substorms / Simon Wing, Jay R. Johnson, and Enrico Camporeale
  • Dawn-dusk asymmetries of ionospheric outflow / Kun Li, Elena A. Kronberg, Mats André, Patrick W. Daly, Yong Wei, and Stein Haaland
  • Conjugate aurora location during a strong IMF By storm / William Longley, Patricia Reiff, Antoun G. Daou, and Marc Hairston
  • Dawn-dusk asymmetries in auroral morphology and processes / Tomas Karlsson, Anita Kullen, and Göran Marklund
  • Dawn dusk asymmetries in other planets. Dawn-dusk asymmetries in Jupiter's magnetosphere / Benjamin Palmaerts, Marissa F. Vogt, Norbert Krupp, Denis Grodent, and Bertrand Bonfond
  • Local time asymmetries in Saturn's magnetosphere / James F. Carbary, Donald G. Mitchell, Abigail M. Rymer, Norbert Krupp, Doug Hamilton, Stamatios M. Krimigis, and Sarah V. Badman
  • Dawn-dusk asymmetries in Mercury's magnetosphere / Torbjörn Sundberg.
"Dawn-dusk asymmetries are ubiquitous features of the plasma environment of many of the planets in our solar system. They occur when a particular process or feature is more pronounced at one side of a planet than the other. For example, recent observations indicate that Earth's magnetopause is thicker at dawn than at dusk. Likewise, auroral breakups at Earth are more likely to occur in the pre-midnight than post-midnight sectors. Increasing availability of remotely sensed and in situ measurements of planetary ionospheres, magnetospheres and their interfaces to the solar wind have revealed significant and persistent dawn-dusk asymmetries. As yet there is no consensus regarding the source of many of these asymmetries, nor the physical mechanisms by which they are produced and maintained. Volume highlights include: A comprehensive and updated overview of current knowledge about dawn-dusk asymmetries in the plasma environments of planets in our solar system and the mechanisms behind them; Valuable contributions from internationally recognized experts, covering both observations, simulations and theories discussing all important aspects of dawn-dusk asymmetries; Space weather effects are caused by processes in space, mainly the magnetotail, and can be highly localized on ground. Knowing where the source, i.e., where dawn-dusk location is will allow for a better prediction of where the effects on ground will be most pronounced"--Provided by publisher.
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  • Preface-- Acknowledgments-- 1. Introduction-- 2. Methods for locating old continents and terranes-- 3. Tectonic units of the Earth-- 4. Earth's origins and the Precambrian-- 5. Cambrian-- 6. Ordovician-- 7. Silurian-- 8. Devonian-- 9. Carboniferous-- 10. Permian-- 11. Triassic-- 12. Jurassic-- 13. Cretaceous-- 14. Paleogene-- 15. Neogene and Quaternary-- 16. Climates past and present-- Endnote-- Appendix 1. Location of Phanerozoic Large Igneous Provinces-- Appendix 2. Mesozoic to modern Panthalassic and Pacific Ocean plates-- Appendix 3. Orogenies-- References-- Index.
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Using full-colour palaeogeographical maps from the Cambrian to the present, this interdisciplinary volume explains how plate motions and surface volcanism are linked to processes in the Earth's mantle, and to climate change and the evolution of the Earth's biota. These new and very detailed maps provide a complete and integrated Phanerozoic story of palaeogeography. They illustrate the development of all the major mountain-building orogenies. Old lands, seas, ice caps, volcanic regions, reefs, and coal beds are highlighted on the maps, as well as faunal and floral provinces. Many other original diagrams show sections from the Earth's core, through the mantle, and up to the lithosphere, and how Large Igneous Provinces are generated, helping to understand how plates have appeared, moved, and vanished through time. Supplementary resources are available online, making this an invaluable reference for researchers, graduate students, professional geoscientists and anyone interested in the geological history of the Earth.
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  • Dedication
  • Contributions of Professor Martin Brasier to the study of early life, stratigraphy and biogeochemistry
  • Understanding ancient life: how Martin Brasier changed the way we think about the fossil record
  • X-ray microtomography as a tool for investigating the petrological context of Precambrian cellular remains
  • Earliest microbial trace fossils in Archaean pillow lavas under scrutiny: new micro-X-ray absorption near-edge spectroscopy, metamorphic and morphological constraints
  • Characterization of organic matter in the Torridonian using Raman spectroscopy
  • Advanced analytical techniques for studying the morphology and chemistry of Proterozoic microfossils
  • Contrasting microfossil preservation and lake chemistries within the 1200-1000 Ma Torridonian Supergroup of NW Scotland
  • Evaluating evidence from the Torridonian Supergroup (Scotland, UK) for eukaryotic life on land in the Proterozoic
  • Measuring the 'Great Unconformity' on the North China Craton using new detrital zircon age data
  • Earth system transition during the Tonian-Cambrian interval of biological innovation: nutrients, climate, oxygen and the marine organic carbon capacitor
  • Martin Brasier's contribution to the palaeobiology of the Ediacaran-Cambrian transition
  • Palaeoecology of Ediacaran metazoan reefs
  • Ediacaran pre-placozoan diploblasts in the Avalonian biota: the role of chemosynthesis in the evolution of early animal life
  • Rangeomorph classification schemes and intra-specific variation: are all characters created equal?
  • Post-fossilization processes and their implications for understanding Ediacaran macrofossil assemblages
  • 'Intrites' from the Ediacaran Longmyndian Supergroup, UK: a new form of microbially-induced sedimentary structure (MISS)
  • The origin and occurrence of subaqueous sedimentary cracks
  • The Precambrian-Phanerozoic and Ediacaran-Cambrian boundaries: a historical approach to a dilemma
  • Ichnological evidence for the Cambrian explosion in the Ediacaran to Cambrian succession of Tanafjord, Finnmark, northern Norway
  • Engineering the Cambrian explosion: the earliest bioturbators as ecosystem engineers
  • Remarkable preservation of brain tissues in an Early Cretaceous iguanodontian dinosaur
  • Earliest Cretaceous cocoons or plant seed structures from the Wealden Group, Hastings, UK
  • Chemical relationships of ambers using attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.
This volume in memory of Professor Martin Brasier, which has many of his unfinished works, summarizes recent progress in some of the hottest topics in palaeobiology including cellular preservation of early microbial life and early evolution of macroscopic animal life, encompassing the Ediacara biota. The papers focus on how to decipher evidence for early life, which requires exceptional preservation, employment of state-of-the-art techniques and also an understanding gleaned from Phanerozoic lagerstätte and modern analogues. The papers also apply Martin's MOFAOTYOF principle (my oldest fossils are older than your oldest fossils), requiring an integrated approach to understanding fossils. The adoption of the null-hypothesis that all putative traces of life are abiotic until proven otherwise, and the consideration of putative fossils within their spatial context, characterized the work of Martin Brasier, as is well demonstrated by the papers in this volume.
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  • Contributors vii Preface xi Part I: Structural Evidences of Coseismic Slip 1 1 Incipient Pulverization at Shallow Burial Depths Along the San Jacinto Fault, Southern CaliforniaJames J. Whearty, Thomas K. Rockwell, and Gary H. Girty 3 2 Seismic Rupture Parameters Deduced From a Pliocene ]Pleistocene Fault Pseudotachylyte in TaiwanCaitlyn S. Korren, Eric C. Ferre, En -Chao Yeh, Yu ]Min Chou, and Hao ]Tsu Chu 21 3 Fluid Inclusion Evidence of Coseismic Fluid Flow Induced by Dynamic RuptureThomas M. Mitchell, Jose M. Cembrano, Kazuna Fujita, Kenichi Hoshino, Daniel R. Faulkner, Pamela Perez Flores, Gloria Arancibia, Marieke Rempe, and Rodrigo Gomila 37 4 Coseismic Damage Generation and Pulverization in Fault Zones: Insights From Dynamic Split ]Hopkinson Pressure Bar ExperimentsFranciscus M. Aben, Mai -Linh Doan, Jean ]Pierre Gratier, and Francois Renard 47 5 Coseismic Foliations in Gouge and Cataclasite: Experimental Observations and Consequences for Interpreting the Fault Rock RecordSteven A. F. Smith, James R. Griffiths, Michele Fondriest, and Giulio Di Toro 81 Part II: Fault Properties During Dynamic Rupture 103 6 The Transition From Frictional Sliding to Shear Melting in Laboratory Stick ]Slip ExperimentsDavid A. Lockner, Brian D. Kilgore, Nicholas M. Beeler, and Diane E. Moore 105 7 Powder Rolling as a Mechanism of Dynamic Fault WeakeningXiaofeng Chen, Andrew S. Elwood Madden, and Ze ev Reches 133 8 Earthquake Source Properties From Instrumented Laboratory Stick ]SlipBrian D. Kilgore, Art McGarr, Nicholas M. Beeler, and David A. Lockner 151 9 Dynamic Weakening and the Depth Dependence of Earthquake FaultingNicolas Brantut and John D. Platt 171 Part III: Influence of Fault Properties on Coseismic Rupture 195 10 Scaling of Fault Roughness and Implications for Earthquake MechanicsFrancois Renard and Thibault Candela 197 11 Fault Branching and Long ]Term Earthquake Rupture Scenario for Strike ]Slip EarthquakesYann Klinger, Jin -Hyuck Choi, and Amaury Vallage 217 12 Influence of Fault Strength on Precursory Processes During Laboratory EarthquakesFrancois. X. Passelegue, Soumaya Latour, Alexandre Schubnel, Stefan Nielsen, Harsha S. Bhat, and Raul Madariaga 229 13 Upper Limit on Damage Zone Thickness Controlled by Seismogenic DepthJean Paul Ampuero and Xiaolin Mao 243 14 Effect of Brittle Off ]Fault Damage on Earthquake Rupture DynamicsMarion Y. Thomas, Harsha S. Bhat, and Yann Klinger 255 Index 281.
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Why do earthquakes happen? What properties control the dynamic rupture and what are the processes at play? Chapters in the present volume capture the current state of the art by displaying an overview of the existing knowledge on the physics of dynamic faulting and promote multidisciplinary contributions on the observational and experimental fault fabric and mechanics, the evolution of fault zone physical and chemical properties, dynamic rupture processes and physically, and observationally, consistent numerical modeling of fault zone during seismic rupture. This volume examines questions such as: What are the dynamics processes recorded in fault gouge?What can we learn on rupture dynamic from laboratory experiments?How on-fault and off-fault properties affect seismic ruptures? How do they evolve trough time?Insights from physically, and observationally, consistent numerical modeling Fault Zone Dynamic Processes: Evolution of Fault Properties During Seismic Rupture is a valuable contribution for Earth s scientists, researchers and students interested in the earthquakes processes and properties of on-fault and off-fault zones. Its multidisciplinary content is relevant to a broad audience: structural geologist, experimentalists, rocks mechanicians, seismologist, geophysicists and modelers.
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  • Foreword / Brian Kraatz, Jade Star Lackey, and Joan E. Fryxell
  • Geology and vertebrate paleontology of Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, Nevada, USA / Kathleen B. Springer, Jeffrey S. Pigati, and Eric Scott
  • Geology, stratigraphy, and paleontology of the Santa Ana Mountains, California, USA / Jere H. Lipps, Richard Lozinsky, Jeannine Pedersen-Guzman, Eric Scott, and Lisa Babilonia
  • Neogene sedimentation, volcanism, and faulting in the eastern Coyote Mountains, Salton Trough, southern California / Ann Bykerk-Kauffman
  • Arc magmatism, tectonism, and tempos in Mesozoic arc crustal sections of the Peninsular and Transverse Ranges, southern California, USA / Scott Paterson, Ben Clausen, Vali Memeti, and Joshua J. Schwartz
  • Late Cretaceous to early Neogene tectonic development of the southern Sierra Nevada region, California / Alan D. Chapman, David J. Wood, Jason B Saleeby, and Zorka Saleeby
  • Geology of the Cemex, Inc. limestone quarries, Sidewinder Mountain-Black Mountain area, San Bernardino County, California / Howard Brown.
"This guidebook volume for the 2016 GSA Cordilleran Section Meeting, which was held in Ontario, California, explores varied geological features of southern California and Nevada, including the Mojave Desert and Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Contributors vii Preface xi Acknowledgments xv Part I: Introduction 1 Overview of the United Nations Global Loss Data Collection InitiativeJulio Serje 3 2 Technical Recommendations for Standardizing Loss DataDaniele Ehrlich, Christina Corbane, and Tom De Groeve 17 Part II: Data Storage 3 Overview of Loss Data Storage at Global ScaleRoberto Rudari, Marco Massabo, and Tatiana Bedrina 33 4 Direct and Insured Flood Damage in the United StatesMelanie Gall 53 5 HOWAS21, the German Flood Damage DatabaseHeidi Kreibich, Annegret Thieken, Soren-Nils Haubrock, and Kai Schroter 65 Part III: Data Collection 6 Best Practice of Data Collection at the Local Scale: The RISPOSTA ProcedureNicola Berni, Daniela Molinari, Francesco Ballio, Guido Minucci, and Carolina Arias Munoz 79 7 Data Collection for a Better Understanding of What Causes Flood Damage Experiences with Telephone SurveysAnnegret Thieken, Heidi Kreibich, Meike Muller, and Jessica Lamond 95 8 Utilizing Post ]Disaster Surveys to Understand the Social Context of Floods Experiences from Northern AustraliaDavid King and Yetta Gurtner 107 9 Understanding Crowdsourcing and Volunteer Engagement: Case Studies for Hurricanes, Data Processing, and FloodsShadrock Roberts and Tiernan Doyle 121 Part IV: Data Analysis 10 After the Flood Is Before the Next Flood: The Post ]Event Review Capability Methodology Developed by Zurich s Flood Resilience AllianceMichael Szoenyi, Kanmani Venkateswaran, Adriana Keating, and Karen MacClune 137 11 Defining Complete Post ]Flood Scenarios to Support Risk Mitigation StrategiesScira Menoni, Funda Atun, Daniela Molinari, Guido Minucci, and Nicola Berni 151 12 Rebuild and Improve Queensland: Continuous Improvement After the 2010 2011 Floods in AustraliaBrendan Moon 173 13 Forensic Disaster Analysis of Flood Damage at Commercial and Industrial FirmsMartin Dolan, Nicholas Walliman, Shahrzad Amouzad, and Ray Ogden 195 Part V: Information and Communication Technology Tools 14 Response to Flood Events: The Role of Satellite ]based Emergency Mapping and the Experience of the Copernicus Emergency Management ServiceAndrea Ajmar, Piero Boccardo, Marco Broglia, Jan Kucera, Fabio Giulio ]Tonolo, and Annett Wania 213 15 Data Collection and Analysis at Local Scale: The Experience within the Poli ]RISPOSTA ProjectCarolina Arias Munoz, Mirjana Mazuran, Guido Minucci, Danilo Ardagna, and Maria Brovelli 229 ConclusionsDaniela Molinari, Scira Menoni, and Francesco Ballio 247 Index 257.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119217923 20170925
Several scholars across the globe identified the present lack of high quality damage data as the main constraint to efficient risk mitigation. The need for a systematic collection of damage data in the aftermath of flood events come into light, thus the aim being the creation of complete and reliable databases. Flood damage data collected in the aftermath of a disastrous event can support a variety of actions, which include: (i) the identification of priorities for intervention during emergencies, (ii) the creation of complete event scenarios on the basis of which understanding the fragilities of the flooded areas and tailoring risk mitigation strategies, (iii) the definition of victims compensation schemes, and (iv) the validation/definition of damage models to feed cost-benefit analysis of structural and non-structural mitigation actions (including insurance schemes). Volume highlights include: A good compilation of real world case studies elaborating on the survey experiences and best practices associated with flood damage data collection, storage and analysis, that can help strategize flood risk mitigation in an efficient mannerValuable contributions covering different flooding phenomena such as riverine and mountain floods, different spatial level of analysis from local to global scales, and different stakeholders perspectives, e.g. public decision makers, researchers, private companiesContributions from leading experts in the field, researchers and practitioners, including civil protection actors working at different spatial and administrative level, insurers and professionals working in the field of natural hazards mitigation Flood Damage Survey and Assessment: New Insights from Research and Practice will be a valuable resource to all earth scientists, hydrologists, meteorologists, geologists, geographers, civil engineers, insurers and policy decision makers.
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  • Preface / Joseph T. Hannibal and Kyle C. Fredrick
  • From Fort Pitt to Coal Hill : geological, archaeological, and historical aspects of downtown Pittsburgh and Mount Washington / Joseph T. Hannibal, Andrew Gaerte, and Ann L. Holstein
  • Pleistocene periglacial features of the Pittsburgh Low Plateau and Upper Youghiogheny Basin / Rebecca Kavage Adams, Mark D. Swift, David K. Brezinski, and Steven J. Kite
  • New insights and lessons learned from the Johnstown (Pennsylvania) flood of 1889 / Carrie E. Davis Todd
  • The old, the crude, and the muddy : oil history in western Pennsylvania (abstract) / Kristin M. Carter and Kathy J. Flaherty.
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  • Preface / Christopher M. Bailey and Shelley Jaye
  • Geology along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia / Mark W. Carter, Scott Southworth, Richard P. Tollo, Arthur J. Merschat, Sara Wagner, Ava Lazor, and John N. Aleinikoff
  • From Laurentia to Iapetus: traversing the Blue Ridge-Piedmont terrane boundary in central Virginia / Christopher M. Bailey, Anna V. Spears, and Aaron Marshall
  • Fossil-collecting from the middle Miocene Carmel Church Quarry marine ecosystem in Caroline County, Virginia / Alexander K. Hastings and Alton C. Dooley Jr.
  • Geologic controls on cave development in Burnsville Cove, Bath and Highland Counties, Virginia / Christopher S. Swezey, John T. Haynes, Philip C. Lucas, and Richard A. Lambert
  • Geology and Biostratigraphy of the Potomac River cliffs at Stratford Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia / Robert E. Weems, Lucy E. Edwards, and Bryan Landacre
  • Geology of the Petersburg batholith, eastern Piedmont, Virginia / Brent E. Owens, Mark Carter, and Christopher M. Bailey
  • Geology and the Petersburg Campaign in the American Civil War / Aaron Cross, C. Rick Berquist, Marcie Occhi, Jessi Strand, and Christopher M. Bailey.
Seven chapters explore the diverse geology of Virginia, from its Appalachian highlands to the Atlantic shore.
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