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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
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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1 online resource (950 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.).
"This is the proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts. The conference focuses on coastal engineering and related fields among Asian and Pacific countries/regions. It includes the classical topics of the coastal engineering as well as topics on coastal environment, marine ecology, coastal oceanography, and fishery science and engineering. The book will be valuable to professionals and graduate students in this field."--Publisher's website.
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  • Part 1. Background and Setting.- Chapter 1. Geographic Extent and Characteristics of the World's Drylands and Their Peoples.- Chapter 2. Recent Trends in Drylands and Future Scope for Advancement.- Chapter 3. Global Change and its Consequences for the World's Arid Lands.- Part 2. Arid lands under a global change regime.- Chapter 4. Humans as Change Agents in Drylands (With Special Reference to Qinghai- Tibet Plateau).- Chapter 5. Climate Variability and Impact on Livelihoods in the Cold Arid Tibet Plateau.- Chapter 6. Iran's Arid Zone Watershed Protection Initiative.- Chapter 7. Thar Desert -- Its Land Management, Livelihoods and Prospects in a Global Warming Scenario.- Part 3. Northern Hemisphere Aridlands: Selected Examples.- Chapter 8. Dry Lands of North America - Current Status and Future Prospects.- Chapter 9. Desertification and Land Degradation in Indian Sub Continent: Issues, Present Status and Future Challenges. Chapter 10. China's Drylands -Problems Prospects.- Chapter 11. Aridlands of North Africa and the Mediterranean Basin - Current Status and Future Prospects.- Part 4. Southern Hemisphere Aridlands: Selected Examples.- Chapter 12. Southern African Drylands -- Current Status and Future Prospects.- Chapter 13. Arid and Semiarid Rangelands of Argentina.- Chapter 14. The Impact of Climate Variability on Land use and Livelihoods in Australia's Rangelands.- Part 5. Summary, Synthesis and Concluding Remarks.- Chapter 15. Drylands Under a Climate Change Regime: Implications for the Land and the Pastoral People they Support.- Chapter 16. Unifying concepts, synthesis and conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319566801 20180122
This edited volume is devoted to the examination of the implications of the inevitable changes wrought by global change on the welfare and livelihoods of tens of millions of people who live in dryland regions. Global change is more than just climate change and the ramifications of changing trade patterns (geopolitical and economic aspects), the shift to the market economy, demographic factors (population growth, urbanization and re-settlement), receive attention here. Land use change specialists, policy makers and natural resource management agencies will find the book very useful.Chapters focus on examples that are drawn from a number of sources including previously unpublished studies on the impact of climate change, markets and economics on pastoralist and dryland farming households. The key focus is to provide readers with insights into the real world implications of change (including an analysis of the drivers of change) on these vulnerable groups within dryland societies. The role of humans as agents of these changes is canvassed. A regional analysis of the world's drylands is also performed including those in Australia, Argentina, India, North America, China, North Africa, Central Asia and Southern Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319566801 20180122
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1 online resource ( xi, 305 pages) : illustrations (some color). Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Part I. EDML Facts and Physics
  • 1 Getting Started
  • 2 Antarctica and EPICA
  • 3 The EDML Drilling Site
  • 4 Multiscale Structure of the EDML Core
  • 5 EDML Line-Scan Images. Part II. EDML Visual Stratigraphy Record.
The line-scan images collected in this book represent the most accurate optical record of Antarctic ice cores ever presented, providing an invaluable resource for glaciologists and climate modellers, as well as a fascinating compilation of ice core images for Antarctica enthusiasts. Global warming and the Earth's past climate are the two main reasons for extracting deep ice cores from Antarctica. Indeed, dust particles, aerosols and other climatic traces deposited on the snow surface, as well as the air trapped in bubbles by compacted snow, produce chronologically ordered strata, making the ice from Antarctica the most accurate and valuable archive of the Earth's climate over the last million years. In addition, the layered structure produced by these strata, when revealed by appropriate methods, provides indispensable information concerning the flow and mechanical stability of the Antarctic ice sheet, allowing us to assess the current and future impact of global warming on the melting of polar ice caps with much greater precision.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783662553060 20180122
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  • Introduction and characteristics of permafrost. Definition and description. Cryogenic processes where temperatures dip below 0C. Factors affecting permafrost distribution. Distribution of permafrost. Permafrost landforms. Frost cracking, ice-wedges, sand, loess and rock tessellons. Massive ice in lowlands. Permafrost mounds. Mass wasting of granular and fine-grained materials in cold climates. Mass wasting of blocky materials in colder climates. Cryogenic patterned ground. Thermokarst and thermal erosion. Use of permafrost areas. The mechanics of frozen soil. Foundations in permafrost regions: Building stability. Roads, Railway and Airfields. Oil and Gas industry. Mining in permafrost areas. Provision of utilities. Agriculture and forestry. References. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138054165 20180122
  • Part I Introduction and characteristics of permafrost 1 Definition and description 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Additional terms originating in Russia 1.3 History of permafrost research 1.4 Measurement of ground temperature 1.5 Conduction, convection and advection 1.6 Thermal regimes in regions based on heat conduction 1.7 Continentality index 1.8 Moisture movement in the active layer during freezing and thawing 1.9 Moisture conditions in permafrost grond 1.10 Results of freezing moisture 1.11 Strength of ice 1.12 Cryosols, gelisols, and leptosols 1.13 Fragipans 1.14 Salinity in permafrost regions 1.15 Organic matter 1.16 Micro-organisms in permafrost 1.17 Gas and gas hydrates 1.18 Thermokarst areas 1.19 Offshore permafrost 2 Cryogenic processes where temperatures dip below 0â ¦C 2.1 Introduction 2.2 The nature of ice and water 2.3 Effects of oil pollution on freezing 2.4 Freezing and thawing of the active layer in permafrost in equilibrium with a stable climate 2.5 Relation of clay mineralogy to the average position of the permafrost table 2.6 Ground temperature envelopes in profiles affected by changes in mean annual ground surface temperature (MASGT) 2.7 Needle ice 2.8 Frost heaving 2.9 Densification and thaw settlement 2.10 Cryostratigraphy, cryostructures, cryotextures and cryofacies 2.11 Ground cracking 2.12 Dilation cracking 2.13 Frost susceptibility 2.14 Cryoturbation, gravity processes and injection structures 2.15 Upheaving of objects 2.16 Upturning of objects 2.17 Sorting 2.18 Weathering and frost comminution 2.19 Karst in areas with permafrost 2.20 Seawater density and salinity 3 Factors affecting permafrost distribution 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Climatic factors 3.3 Terrain factors 4 Permafrost distribution 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Zonation of permafrost 4.3 Permafrost mapping 4.4 Examples of mapping units used 4.5 Modeling permafrost distribution 4.6 Advances in geophysical methods 4.7 Causes of variability reducing the reliability of small-scale maps 4.8 Maps of permafrost-related properties based on field observations 4.9 Use of remote sensing and aiborne platforms in monitoring environmental conditions and distubances 4.10 Sensitivity to climate change: Hazard zonation 4.11 Classification of permafrost stability based on mean annual ground temperature Part II Permafrost landforms II.1 Introduction 5 Frost cracking, ice-wedges, sand, loess and rock tessellons 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Primary and secondary wedges 6 Massive ground ice in lowlands 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Distribution of massive icy beds in surface sediments 6.3 Sources of the sediments 6.4 Deglaciation of the Laurentide ice sheet 6.5 Methods used to determine the origin of the massive icy beds 6.6 Massive icy beds interpreted as being formed by cryosuction 6.7 Massive icy beds that may represent stgnant glacial ice 6.8 Other origins of massive icy beds 6.9 Ice complexes including Yedoma deposits 6.10 Conditions for growth of thick ice-wedges 6.11 The mechanical condition of the growth of ice-wedges and its connection to the properties of the surrounding sediments 6.12 Buoyancy of ice-wedges 6.13 Summary of the ideas explaining yedoma evolution 6.14 Aufeis 6.15 Perennial ice caves 6.16 Types of ice found in perennial ice caves 6.17 Processes involved in the formation of perennial ice caves 6.18 Cycles of perennial cave evolution 6.19 Ice caves in subtropical climates 6.20 Massive blocks of ice in bedrock or soil 7 Permafrost mounds 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Mounds over 2.5m diameter 7.3 Cryogenic mounds less than 2.5m in diameter 8 Mass wasting of fine-grained materials in cold climates 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Classification of mass wasting 8.3 Slow flows 8.4 Cryogenic fast flows 8.5 Relative effect in moving debris downslope in the mountains 9 Landforms consisting of blocky materials in cold climates 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Source of the blocks 9.3 Influence of rock type 9.4 Weathering products 9.5 Biogenic weathering 9.6 Fate of the sloluble salts produced by chemical and biogenic weathering 9.7 Rate of cliff retreat 9.8 Landforms resulting from the accumulation of predominantly blocky materials in cryogenic climates 9.9 Talus containing significant amounts of finer material 9.10 Cryogenic block streams 9.11 Surface appearance of blocky landforms 10 Cryogenic patterned ground 10.1 Introduction 10.2 Forms of cryogenic patterned ground 10.3 Factors affecting the development of cryogenic patterned ground 10.4 Macroforms of cryogenic patterned ground 10.5 Cryogenic sorted patterned ground 10.6 Identification of active versus inactive forms of macro-sorted patterns 10.7 Microforms of cryogenic patterned ground 11 Thermokarst and thermal erosion 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Causes of thermokarst 11.3 Cavity development in permafrost 11.4 Effect of thermokarst on soil 11.5 Thermokarst landforms 11.6 Thermokarst and thermal erosion along river banks 11.7 Thermal erosion and thermokarst processes along sea coasts 11.8 Processes involved in the erosion of ice-rich arctic coastal sediments 11.9 Importance of coastal erosion of sediments containing permafrost Part III Use of permafrost areas III.1 Introduction 12 The mechanics of frozen soils 12.1 Introduction 12.2 Strains and stresses in the freezing and thawing of soils resulting in frost heaving 12.3 Rheological processes 12.4 Frost susceptibility 13 Foundations in permafrost regions: building stability 13.1 Introduction 13.2 The effect of construction on permafrost stability 13.3 Choice of method of construction 13.4 Building materials 13.5 Timing of construction 13.6 Types of foundations 14 Roads, railways and airfields 14.1 Introduction 14.2 The problems 14.3 Types of roads 14.4 Experimental embankments 14.5 Winter roads 14.6 Environmental effects of winter roads 14.7 Embankment heights 14.8 Unpaved embankments 14.9 Main problems with embankment stability 14.10 Concrete versus ballast railway tracks 14.11 Paving of road and airfield runways 14.12 Use of white paint 14.13 Bridges 14.14 Icings 14.15 Cut slopes 14.16 Airfield construction 15 Oil and gas industry 15.1 Introduction 15.2 Oil and gas exploration 15.3 Drilling rigs 15.4 Production and keeper wells 15.5 Sump problems 15.6 Pipelines 15.7 Monitoring 15.8 Compressor stations 15.9 Pipeline crossings 15.10 Effects of heat advection from producing wells 15.11 Gas hydrates in permafrost ice 16 Mining in permafrost areas 16.1 Introduction 16.2 Placer mining 16.3 Open cast/pit mining 16.4 Underground mining 16.5 Waste materials and tailings ponds 16.5.1 Toxic wastes 17 Provision of utilities 17.1 Introduction 17.2 Water supply 17.3 Waste disposal 17.4 Electric transmission lines 18 Agriculture and forestry 18.1 Introduction18.2 Zonation of natural vegetation across Siberia18.3 Zonation of natural vegetation in North America 18.4 Southern and Eastern Kazakhstan, Mongolia and the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau 18.5 The Eichfeld zones 18.6 Asian steppe grasslands and deserts 18.7 The development of modern agriculture in permafrost areas 18.8 Forestry 18.9 Potential effects of climate changes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351681612 20180122
This book provides a general survey of Geocryology, which is the study of frozen ground called permafrost. Frozen ground is the product of cold climates as well as a variety of environmental factors. Its major characteristic is the accumulation of large quantities of ice which may exceed 90% by volume. Soil water changing to ice results in ground heaving, while thawing of this ice produces ground subsidence often accompanied by soil flowage. Permafrost is very susceptible to changes in weather and climate as well as to changes in the microenvironment. Cold weather produces contraction of the ground, resulting in cracking of the soil as well as breakup of concrete, rock, etc. Thus permafrost regions have unique landforms and processes not found in warmer lands. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 provides an introduction to the characteristics of permafrost. Four chapters deal with its definition and characteristics, the unique processes operating there, the factors affecting it, and its general distribution. Part 2 consists of seven chapters describing the characteristic landforms unique to these areas and the processes involved in their formation. Part 3 discusses the special problems encountered by engineers in construction projects including settlements, roads and railways, the oil and gas industry, mining, and the agricultural and forest industries. The three authors represent three countries and three language groups, and together have over 120 years of experience of working in permafrost areas throughout the world. The book contains over 300 illustrations and photographs, and includes an extensive bibliography in order to introduce the interested reader to the large current literature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351681612 20180122
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xvii, 247 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Delineation of Groundwater Potential Zones in Jaisamand Basin of Udaipur District, by P.K Singh.- 2. Spatial and Temporal Variations of Groundwater Level: A Case Study of Wainganga Sub-basin Nagpur, India, by Chandan Kumar Singh.- 3. Spatio-temporal Variation and Trend Analysis of Groundwater Level in Raipur City, Chhattisgarh, by Sumant Kumar.- 4. Spatio-Temporal Relationship Linking Land Use/Land Cover with Groundwater Level, by Vishwanatha Bhat and Prajwal M.- 5. Groundwater System Modelling and Sensitivity of Groundwater Level Prediction in Indo-Gangatic Alluvia Plains, by Raj Mohan Singh.- 6. Assessing Groundwater Aquifer Vulnerability Using GIS-Based DRASTIC Model Coupling with Hydrochemical Parameters in Granitic Terrain From Southern India by N C Mondal.- 7. An Innovative Technology for Recharging Alluvial Aquifers, by Sujata Ray.- 8. Development of Groundwater Recharge Plan for Bemetara District of Chhattisgarh Using GIS, by M K Tripathi.- 9. Paleochannel Recharge Sources in the Central Godavari Delta, A.P., India By R. Satyaji Rao Yellamelli.- 10. Change of Land Use/Land Cover on Groundwater Recharge in Malaprabha Catchment, Belagavi, Karnataka, India, by Purandara B. K.- 11. Causes and Sources of Groundwater Pollution: A Case Study of Nagpur City, India, by Sahajpreet Kaur Garewal.- 12. Modeling Leachate Migration- Pramada S K.- 13. Assessment of Groundwater Quality and Identification of Hydrogeochemical Process in Hard Rock Terrain by K. Rama Mohan.- 14. Spatial and Temporal Nitrate Transport in Deep Heterogeneous Vadose Zone of India's Alluvial Plain, by Jahageer Tomar.- 15. Riverbank Filtration as a Sustainable Solution for Drinking Water Quality and Quantity Problems in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, by Shashi Poonam Indwar.- 16. A Study of the Characteristics of Groundwater Solute Transport Parameters, by Biswajit Chakravorty.- 17. Prioritization for Management of Groundwater Quality Related Problems of Rajsamand District of Rajasthan, by K K Yadav.- 18. Effect of Biochar Amendment on Nitrate Leaching in Two Soil Types of India, by Anil K. Kanthle.- 19. Seasonal Variation of Groundwater Quality in and Around Laharpur Reservoir Bhopal by Neha Nigam.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811057885 20180226
This book comprises the select proceedings of the International Conference on Water, Environment, Energy and Society. The book is divided into three parts. The first part deals with some aspects of groundwater focusing on delineation of groundwater zones, spatio-temporal variability of groundwater, and aquifer vulnerability. The second part is on some aspects of groundwater recharge, dealing with recharge sources, management of recharge and recharge technology, change of land use / land cover on groundwater recharge. The concluding part covers groundwater quality, encompassing causes and sources of pollution, leachate migration, river bank filtration, variability of quality, assessment and management of quality. 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811057885 20180226
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446 pages, 8 page of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Vivre et regarder : l'enjeu de la perception -- Un paysage à la verticale -- Invisibles verticalités -- Un autre regard : la montagne avec soi -- Élever son regard ou l'enjeu de la contemplation -- La mort venue d'en-haut -- La montagne démoniaque -- Les montagnards entre ours et crétins -- Ethnotypes et régimes politiques -- Déchéance montagnarde et "intramontanité" assumée -- Croire et faire croire : les nouvelles idéologies de la montagne -- Une première "défense" de la montagne -- Un dialogue entre deux identités -- Gouverner en chasseur de chamois : Maximilien de Habsbourg et la montagne -- L'insolence de la montagne : les contre-verticalités suisses -- Des rois de la montagne et par la montagne : la majesté alpine des Savoie -- Montagne confessionnalisée ? -- L'ascension comme édification -- La montagne, espace de conversion -- La montagne terre de mission -- Monter et descendre : les dynamiques de la verticalité -- Vaincre la pente -- Conquête verticale et ambition politique -- Vide -- Humilité -- Vitesse -- L'hiver de la vie : sagesse ou illusion ? -- Double versant et politique de la double vue -- La notion politique des "précipices" -- Circuler : les enjeux du déplacement et du dépassement de soi -- La liminalité du passage "delà les monts" -- Un défi logistique -- Une dynamique de victoire -- Un rite initiatique et politique -- De mauvais chemins pour un mauvais pays -- Un chemin tracé pour la conquête -- Corriger et percer -- La montagne : une frontière impossible ? -- Combattre : les enjeux stratégiques de la montagne -- Des principes acte -- Une première adaptation au milieu naturel ? -- Une prise en compte tactique de la montagne -- Grands principes et guerres minuscules -- La montagne augmentée : réalité et fantasme -- La Barricade : un usage militaire et politique de la montagne -- Du refuge à la petite guerre -- Rêver : les enjeux de l'imaginaire, entre identité et valorisation par la montagne -- Monts et Merveilles -- Mythologie unitaire des montagnards : les Allobroges -- La montagne territoire du héros -- La Montagne en jupon : transgression ou normalisation ? -- Fête sauvage -- La montagne comme théâtre politique -- La montagne entre apothéose, disgrâce et réenchantement.
"Et si la verticalité avait une histoire ? Dans la perception occidentale du monde en trois dimensions, la montagne joua un rôle déterminant. Celui-ci s'affirma à partir de la Renaissance, lorsque les Alpes et les Andes virent défiler des dizaines de milliers d'individus, simples mercenaires comme princes ou même rois, qui rêvaient de conquêtes à la hauteur de celles d'Alexandre et d'Hannibal. Parce que la montagne est "scabreuse, pierreuse, montueuse, infertile, mal plaisante à l'oeil, très difficile aux pieds", comme l'écrit Rabelais, elle s'éprouve jusque dans la chair. Elle est le lieu de l'initiation, de la conversion et de la transfiguration. Loin d'être le territoire du retard et du barbare que l'on prétendait, la montagne fut surtout le lieu du dépassement, de la réformation de l'oeil et de l'esprit, qui participèrent de l'élan de la Renaissance. La verticalité traversée et vaincue devint un état d'esprit fait d'audace, d'ambition et d'innovation. Ainsi François Pr, ébloui d'avoir su "trancher les monts" en y conduisant chevaliers et canons avant de triompher à Marignan, ou Cortès, ordonnant de faire l'ascension du Popocatépetl avant de prendre Mexico. Selon l'usage que les souverains ou les peuples en firent, la montagne fit saillir des identités nouvelles, elle façonna les imaginaires, contribua à modifier les pratiques et les cultures politiques de l'Europe moderne. Et les montagnards naquirent pour eux-mêmes, défendant leur territoire face aux sarcasmes des hommes des plaines. Du légendaire Guillaume Tell au chevalier Bayard, de l'amazone Philis de la Charce aux fées francoprovençales, la montagne devint un territoire revendiqué et valorisé, forgeant des "identités verticales", tant chez les redoutables Suisses que chez les équivoques ducs de Savoie, qui la déclinèrent en poèmes et en somptueux ballets de cour. En faisant cheminer l'homme entre ciel et terre, entre arêtes et précipices, entre effondrement physique et extase mystique, la verticalité de la montagne est en soi un chemin "montant descendant", susceptible de transformer l'homme en profondeur. Elle s'impose à nous comme une magnifique allégorie de la Renaissance, sinon de la vie elle-même."--Page 4 of cover.
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xxi, 731 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Rainfall Probability Distribution Analysis in Selected Lateral Command Area of Upper Krishna Project (Karnataka), India, by N.K. Rajeshkumar.- 2. Analyzing Rainfall and Reservoir Release Pattern for Ajwa Reservoir - A Case Study, by Pushkar Sharma.- 3. Preliminary Investigations on Localized Rainfall Interception Losses Under Real Field Observations, by M. L. Gaur.- 4. Probabilistic Estimation of Design Daily Runoff from Bamhani Watershed, India by Sarita Gajbhiye Meshram.- 5. Development of Generalized Higher-Oder Neural Network Based Models for Estimating Pan Evaporation, by Sirisha Adamala.- 6. Sensitivity Analysis of FAO-56 Penman-Monteith Reference Evapotranspiration Estimates Using Monte-Carlo Simulations, by Gicy M. Kovoor.- 7. Quantification of Error in Estimation of Reference Crop Evapotranspiration by Class A Pan and its Correction, by S. Praharaj.- 8. Spatial and Temporal Analyses of Impervious Surface Area on Hydrological Regime of Urban Watersheds, by Tauseef A. Ansari.- 9. An Assessment of Hydrological Impacts Due to Changes in the Urban Sprawl in Bhopal City and ITS Peripheral Urban-Rural Fringe, by L Patel.- 10. Simulation of Urban Drainage System Using Disaggregated Rainfall Data, by Vinay Ashok Rangari.- 11. Investigation of Drainage for Structures, Lithology and Priority (Flood & Landslide) Assessment Using Geospatial Technology, J&K NW Himalaya, by Umair Ali.- 12. Hydrologic Design Parameters Database for Water Harvesting Structures in Madhya Pradesh, by Ramadhar Singh.- 13. Application of Storm Water Management Model to an Urban Catchment, by V Swathi.- 14. A Study of Erosional Depositional Activity and Land Use Mapping of Majuli River Island Using Landsat Data, by Dipsikha Devi.- 15. Study of Soil Erosion and Deposition Around an Island in a Natural Stream, by Snighdhadip Ghosh.- 16. Impact Assessment of Alternate Land Cover and Management Practices on Soil Erosion: A Case Study, by T.R. Nayak.- 17. Geostatistical Analysis of River Sedimentation Behaviour in Kerala State, by Mathew K. Jose.- 18. Study of Mineralogical composition of sediment in Brahmaputra River in Urban stretch of Guwahati city, Assam, India, by Mamata Das.- 19. Hypsometric Analysis for Assessing Erosion Status of Watershed Using Geographical Information System, by S.K. Sharma.- 20. Assessment of Different Bathymetry Statistical Models Usinglandsat-8 Multispectral Images, by Omar Makboul.- 21. Estimation of Minimum and Maximum Air Temperature using MODIS Remote Sensing Imagery and Geographical Information System (GIS), by Sardhara Bharatkumar.- 22. A RS & GIS Approach for Estimation of Runoff and Soil Erosion in SA-13 Watershed, by H. N. Bhange.- 22. Rainwater Harvesting Structure Site Suitability Using Remote Sensing and GIS, by B.K Gavit.- 23. Land Surface Temperature Estimation Using Remote Sensing Data, by Vijay Solanky.- 24. Watershed Prioritization of Wardha River Basin, Maharashtra India Using Morphometric Parameters: A Remote Sensing and GIS Based Approach, by B. S. Manjare.- 25. Flood Assessment of Lolab Valley from Watershed Analysis Using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques, by Mannan Bashir Wani.- 26. Delineation of Paleo-Channels in Periyar River Basin of Kerala Using Remote Sensing and Electrical Resistivity Methods by C P Proju.- 27. Application Of Eo-1 Hyperion Data For Mapping And Discrimination Of Agricultural Crops.- 28. Morpho-Mathematical Analysis of Bharar River Basin District Chhatarpur-Central India, by Pradeep Kumar Jain.- 29. Application of Principal Component Analysis for Grouping of Morphometric Parameters and Prioritization of Watershed by Sarita Gajbhiye Meshram.- 30. Velocity Distribution in Vortex Chamber at High Water Abstraction Ratio, by Mohammad Athar.- 31. Performance Appraisal of Friction Factor Estimators, by Abhishek Mishra.- 32. Experimental Investigations of Wave Height Attenuation by Submerged Artificial Vegetation by Beena Mary John.- 33. Developing Rating Curves for Nubia Lake, Sudan, Using RS/GIS, by Mohamed Elsahabi.- 34. A Spreadsheet Approach for Prediction of Rating Curve Parameters, by Javel Alam.- 35. Experimental Study on Role of Emergent Artificial Coastal Vegetation in Controlling Wave Run Up, by Beena Mary John.- 36. Development of Regional Soil Water Retention (SWR) Characteristics, by R. K. Jaiswal.- 37. Revision of Empirical Coefficients of Commonly Used Flood Formulae Using Flow Data from Karnataka Rivers, by Chandramohan T.- 38. Reservoir Inflow Forecasting Using Extreme Learning Machines, by Mukesh Kumar Tiwari.- 39. Quantifying Discontinuity, Connectivity, Variability, and Hierarchy in Overland Flow Generation: Comparison of Different Modeling Methods, by Xuefeng Chu.- 40. Nondimensional UH Based Smoothing of S-Curve Derived UH Oscillations, by P.R. Patil.- 41. Fuzzy-based Comprehensive Evaluation of Environmental Flow Alteration, by Kairong Lin.- 42. Spatial Characters of a Tropical River Basin, Southwest Coast of India, by Girish Gopinath.- 43. Streamflow Estimation Using SWAT Model Over Seonath River Basin, Chhattisgarh, India, by Sabyasachi Swain.- 44. Revisiting the Soil Conservation Service Curve Number Method, by S.K. Mishra.- 45. Hydrological Impacts of Rejuvenating Degraded Hilly Watershed in Shivalik Region by A.K. Tiwari.- 46. Modelling of a River Basin Using SWAT Model by B. Venkatesh.- 47. Performance of The Xinanjiang Model by Ajay Ahirwar.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811058004 20180423
This book contains seven parts. The first part deals with some aspects of rainfall analysis, including rainfall probability distribution, local rainfall interception, and analysis for reservoir release. Part 2 is on evapotranspiration and discusses development of neural network models, errors, and sensitivity. Part 3 focuses on various aspects of urban runoff, including hydrologic impacts, storm water management, and drainage systems. Part 4 deals with soil erosion and sediment, covering mineralogical composition, geostatistical analysis, land use impacts, and land use mapping. Part 5 treats remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) applications to different hydrologic problems. Watershed runoff and floods are discussed in Part 6, encompassing hydraulic, experimental, and theoretical aspects. Water modeling constitutes the concluding Part 7. Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), Xinanjiang, and Soil Conservation Service-Curve Number (SCS-CN) models are discussed. The book is 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 find the book to be of value.
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  • Series Editor Preface; Contents; Contributors; 1 Morphogenic Setting and Diversity of Processes and Landforms: The Geomorphological Regions of Belgium; Abstract; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Geomorphic Regions in Belgium and Luxembourg; 1.3 Geomorphological Themes; References; 2 An Introduction to the Geology of Belgium and Luxembourg; Abstract; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 The Caledonian Cycle: The Lower Paleozoic Inliers; 2.3 The Variscan Cycle; 2.3.1 The Lower Devonian Detrital Formations; 2.3.2 The Middle Devonian Mixed Carbonate-Detrital Formations
  • 2.3.3 The Upper Devonian Mixed Carbonate-Detrital Formations2.3.4 The Dinantian Carbonates; 2.3.5 The Namurian Detrital Formations; 2.3.6 The Westphalian Coal Measures; 2.3.7 The Variscan Orogeny; 2.4 The Post-orogenic Times; 2.5 The Homoclinal Triassic-Jurassic Series; 2.6 The Cretaceous Cover; 2.7 The Cenozoic; 2.8 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; 3 The Climate of Belgium and Luxembourg; Abstract; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Main Climatic Features; 3.2.1 Temperature; 3.2.2 Precipitation; 3.2.3 Other Climatic Features; 3.3 Atmospheric Circulation; References
  • 4 Landscapes and Landforms of the Luxembourg Sandstone, Grand-Duchy of LuxembourgAbstract; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Geological and Geomorphological Background; 4.3 Luxembourg's Little Switzerland and the Wolfsschlucht (Wolf's Gorge); 4.3.1 Cliff and Gorge Formation; 4.3.2 Overview of Weathering Structures in the Sandstone; 4.3.2.1 Large Open Fissures; 4.3.2.2 Dissolution in Calcareous Beds; 4.3.2.3 Elliptical Cavities in the Sandstone; 4.3.2.4 Honeycomb Weathering; 4.3.2.5 Differential Weathering and Erosion; 4.3.2.6 Crust Formation; 4.3.2.7 Rock Overhangs in Creek Valleys
  • 4.4 Luxembourg City in Its Natural Landscape4.5 Conclusion; References; 5 Erosion Surfaces in the Ardenne-Oesling and Their Associated Kaolinic Weathering Mantle; Abstract; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Weathering Mantles; 5.2.1 Geographical and Geological Setting; 5.2.2 Characterization and Dating of Key Ardennian Saprolites; 5.3 Erosion Surfaces in the Ardenne and Oesling; 5.3.1 Geographical and Geological Setting; 5.3.2 Shape and Characteristics of an Erosion Surface; 5.3.3 Identifying an Erosion Surface; 5.3.4 Erosion Surfaces of the Hautes Fagnes Plateau; 5.3.5 Dating a Surface
  • 5.3.6 The Whole Picture: Stepped Surfaces of the Ardenne-Oesling5.4 Erosion Surfaces, Tectonic Uplift, and Denudation Rates in the Ardenne-Oesling; 5.5 Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; 6 A Unique Boulder-Bed Reach of the Amblève River, Ardenne, at Fonds de Quarreux: Modes of Boulder Transport; Abstract; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Geographical and Geological Settings; 6.3 The Fonds de Quarreux Boulder-Bed Stream Reach; 6.4 Modes of Boulder Transport; 6.4.1 Provenance of the Blocks; 6.4.2 Hydraulic Transport Under Temperate- and Cold-Period Hydrodynamic Conditions
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1 online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Introduction.- General characteristics of Egypt.- The Nile Valley: An Egyptian Originated Valley.- The Nile Delta: A Million Years Complex Delta.- The Great Sand Sea: The Largest Sand Sea in Egypt.- The Great Selima Sand Sheet.- The Qattara Depression: The Deepest Erosional Depression in Africa.- The Dakhla and Kharga Depressions: The longest Prehistoric Heritage record in The Western Desert.- The Fayum Depression: A Desert Depression with a Nile Connection in the Western Desert.- The White Desert of Farafra: A Product of Aeolian, Fluvial and Karst Processes.- The Sandstone Plateaux of Gilf Kebir and Abu Ras of SW Egypt The Eocene Limestone Plateau: The Largest karstified plateau in Central Western Desert.- The Northern Marmarica (El-Diffa) Plateau.- Caves in Egypt.- Playas of the Western Desert: Favourable Prehistoric Sites.- The Circular Forms of Southern Western Desert.- The Carbonate Ridges of the Mediterranean Coast.- The Red Sea.- The Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba.- Sinai Coastal Plains.- North Sinai Dunes.- The Folded Mountains of Northern Sinai.- El-Tih and El-`Egma Plateaux of Central Sinai.- The Sinai Mountains.- The Drainage Systems of Sinai.- Wadi El - `Arish Drainage Basin.- The Red Sea Mountains.- The `Ataqa, El-Ma'aza, and El- `Ababda Plateaux.- The Drainage Systems of the Eastern Desert.- El-Hebal Dune Fields.- Micro-Deltas of The Red Sea Coasts.- Lagoons, Esturies & Sabkhas of the Red Sea Coasts.- Geomorphologic Hazards in Egypt.- Index of Subjects.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319656595 20180403
This book provides a unique reference resource not only for geomorphologists, but for all Earth scientists. It shows how landforms vary enormously across Egypt, from high mountains to endless plains, and presents the vast heritage of forms that have developed under different climates. Richly illustrated with numerous plates and figures, it also includes a bibliography offering exhaustive coverage of the literature.
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1 online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
  • 1.Introduction.- 2.Channel Forms and Patterns.- 3.Stream Hydraulics.- 4.Tidal Character.- 5.Sediment Load.- 6.Bed Load Sediment Texture.- 7.Available and Critical Shear Stress: Initiation of Motion.- 8.Environment of Sediment Deposition.- 9.Understanding the Sources of Sediments from Mineral composition - An X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) based analysis.- 10.Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319623030 20180319
This book explains the causes, mechanisms and dimension of sedimentation in the Rupnarayan River, which offers a representative example of a tidal river combining fluvial and marine processes. The book is unique in addressing all the hydrodynamic characteristics of the river, especially the tidal impact, sediment load and textural characteristics of the sediments. ; The data presented here was gathered through continuous field monitoring using state-of-the-art techniques and robust laboratory analysis, and will help readers develop a systematic understanding of sedimentation processes. As such, the book offers a valuable resource for all students and researchers conducting research on fluvial geomorphology and sedimentology. In addition, the outcomes it presents will benefit engineers, hydrologists, planners and other authorities affected by a number of aspects related to sedimentation.
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1 online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Available and Critical Shear Stress for Sediment Entrainment.- Environment of Sediment Deposition.- Identification of the Sediment Sources Using X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) Technique.- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319713144 20180319
â This book elucidates sedimentation processes at work in the Rupnarayan River, with particular focus on the environment of sediment deposition under a tidal system. It addresses the various complexities arising from the interactions between riverine and marine processes, as well as the seasonal fluctuations in available and critical shear stress that lead to sedimentation. Logical explanations of the research findings will help readers understand the mechanisms of sedimentation and both the sources and distributional patterns of sediments in estuarine environments. The book offers a valuable guide and faithful companion for all students and researchers working on fluvial geomorphology and sedimentology, as well as engineers, hydrologists, planners and other authorities interested in sedimentation and associated problems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319713144 20180319
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349 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
America has more than 250,000 rivers, coursing over more than 3 million miles, connecting the disparate regions of the United States. On a map they can look like the veins, arteries, and capillaries of a continent-wide circulatory system, and in a way they are. Over the course of this nation's history rivers have served as integral trade routes, borders, passageways, sewers, and sinks. Over the years, based on our shifting needs and values, we have harnessed their power with waterwheels and dams, straightened them for ships, drained them with irrigation canals, set them on fire, and even attempted to restore them. In this fresh and powerful work of environmental history, Martin Doyle tells the epic story of America and its rivers, from the U.S. Constitution's roots in interstate river navigation, the origins of the Army Corps of Engineers, the discovery of gold in 1848, and the construction of the Hoover Dam and the TVA during the New Deal, to the failure of the levees in Hurricane Katrina and the water wars in the west. Along the way, he explores how rivers have often been the source of arguments at the heart of the American experiment-over federalism, sovereignty and property rights, taxation, regulation, conservation, and development. Through his encounters with experts all over the country-a Mississippi River tugboat captain, an Erie Canal lock operator, a dendrochronologist who can predict the future based on the story trees tell about the past, a western rancher fighting for water rights-Doyle reveals the central role rivers have played in American history-and how vital they are to its future.
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1 online resource.
  • Introduction.- Classification of thermal springs.- Thermal springs in China.- Geological setting of the southwest China.- General survey of thermal springs of Qinghai-Tibet (hereinafter called Qingzang) Plateau and the surroundings.- Boiling springs in the southwest China.- Hot springs in southwest China.- Warm springs and tepid springs in the southwest China.- The hydrothermal convection system in the southwest.-Hot Dry Rock geothermal resources in the southwest China.- The Future of Geothermal Energy in Qingzang Plateau and its Surrounding.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811034848 20180115
This book introduces readers to the rich and varied thermal springs of the Tibetan Plateau, which is steadily rising due to the collision of two continental plates. Readers will discover a wealth of information on boiling springs and hot springs, including their location and elevation, temperature, geological characteristics, and water chemical data, as well as tables on warm and tepid springs. Shedding new light on this vital supplement to hydroelectric resources in remote southwest China, the book will appeal to a broad relationship, from experts researching the Tibetan Plateau to companies specializing in geothermal exploration.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811034848 20180115
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x, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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1 online resource (xi, 435 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
  • Preface-- 1. Basic equations-- 2. Steady flow in a single aquifer-- 3. Steady interface flow-- 4. Two-dimensional flow in the vertical plane-- 5. Steady flow in leaky aquifer systems-- 6. Three-dimensional flow-- 7. Transient flow-- 8. Complex variable methods-- 9. Fluid particle paths and solute transport-- 10. Finite differences and finite elements-- Appendix A. Sinusoidal tidal fluctuation-- Appendix B. Numerical integration of the Cauchy integral-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107148833 20171030
Groundwater mechanics is the study of fluid flow in porous media. Focusing on applications and case studies, this book explains the basic principles of groundwater flow using mathematical expressions to describe a wide range of different aquifer configurations. Emphasis is placed throughout on the importance of developing simplified models that can be solved analytically to provide insight into complex groundwater flow scenarios and to allow better interpretation of the full numerical solution. Focusing first on identifying the important features of a problem, the book explains how to translate practical questions into mathematical form and discusses the interpretation of the results. Illustrated with numerous real-world examples and graphical results, this is an ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate Earth science, geological engineering, and environmental engineering courses, as well as a useful reference for researchers and professionals.
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