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  • Preface vii Introduction ix 1 Equations of Hydrodynamics 1 1.1 Features of the Problems in the Formulation of Mathematical Physics 1 1.2 Classification of Linear Differential Equations with Partial Derivatives of the Second Order 3 1.3 Nonlinear Equations of Fluid Dynamics 5 1.4 Methods for Solving Nonlinear Equations 9 1.5 The Basic Laws of Hydrodynamics of an Ideal Fluid 11 1.6 Linear Equations of Hydrodynamic Waves 16 Conclusions 20 2 Modeling of Wave Phenomena on the Shallow Water Surface 23 2.1 Waves on the Sea Surface 23 2.2 Review of Research on Surface Gravity Waves 26 2.3 Investigation of Surface Gravity Waves 39 2.4 Spatial modeling of Wave Phenomena on Shallow Water Surface 50 2.5 Actual Observations of Wave Phenomena on the Surface of Shallow Water 57 2.6 Ship Waves. Reactive Ducks of the Alexander Garden 58 Conclusions 64 3 Modeling of Nonlinear Surface Gravity Waves in Shallow Water 65 3.1 Overview of Studies on Nonlinear Surface Gravity Waves in Shallow Water 65 3.2 Nonlinear Models of Surface Gravity Waves in Shallow Water 74 3.3 Solution of the Nonlinear Shallow Water Equation by the Method of Successive Approximations 81 3.4 Modeling the Propagation of Nonlinear Surface Gravity Waves in Shallow Water 86 3.5 Modeling the Refraction of Nonlinear Surface Gravity Waves 99 3.6 Modeling of Propagation and Refraction of Nonlinear Surface Gravity Waves Under Shallow Water Conditions with Account of Dispersion 109 Conclusions 117 4 Numerical Simulation of Nonlinear Surface Gravity Waves in Shallow Water 119 4.1 Review of Studies on Computational Modeling of Surface Waves 119 4.2 Statement of the Problem 132 4.3 The Research of a Discrete Model 138 4.4 Results of Numerical Modeling based on Shallow Water Equations 139 4.5 Discussion and Comparison of Results 148 Conclusions 152 5 Two-Dimensional Numerical Simulation of the Run-Up of Nonlinear Surface Gravity Waves 155 5.1 Statement of the Problem 155 5.2 Construction of a Discrete Finite-Volume Model 160 5.3 Discrete Model Research 169 5.4 Results of Two-Dimensional Numerical Modeling and Their Analysis 171 5.5 Discussion and Comparison of Results 185 Conclusions 188 6 Three-Dimensional Numerical Modeling of the Runup of Nonlinear Surface Gravity Waves 191 6.1 Statement of the Problem. Boundary and Initial Conditions 191 6.2 Construction of a Discrete Model 195 6.3 The Construction of a Discrete Finite-Volume Model 206 6.4 Discrete Model Research 229 6.5 Results of Three-Dimensional Numerical Modeling and Their Analysis 230 6.6 Discussion and Comparison of Results 241 Conclusions 242 Conclusion 245 References 24.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119487968 20180618
With climate change, erosion, and human encroachment on coastal environments growing all over the world, it is increasingly important to protect populations and environments close to the sea from storms, tsunamis, and other events that can be not just costly to property but deadly. This book is one step in bringing the science of protection from these events forward, the most in-depth study of its kind ever published. The analytic and numerical modeling problems of nonlinear wave activities in shallow water are analyzed in this work. Using the author's unique method described herein, the equations of shallow water are solved, and asymmetries that cannot be described by the Stokes theory are solved. Based on analytical expressions, the impacts of dispersion effects to wave profiles transformation are taken into account. The 3D models of the distribution and refraction of nonlinear surface gravity wave at the various coast formations are introduced, as well. The work covers the problems of numerical simulation of the run-up of nonlinear surface gravity waves in shallow water, transformation of the surface waves for the 1D case, and models for the refraction of numerical modeling of the run-up of nonlinear surface gravity waves at beach approach of various slopes. 2D and 3D modeling of nonlinear surface gravity waves are based on Navier-Stokes equations. In 2D modeling the influence of the bottom of the coastal zone on flooding of the coastal zone during storm surges was investigated. Various stages of the run-up of nonlinear surface gravity waves are introduced and analyzed. The 3D modeling process of the run-up is tested for the coast protection work of the slope type construction. Useful for students and veteran engineers and scientists alike, this is the only book covering these important issues facing anyone working with coastal models and ocean, coastal, and civil engineering in this area.
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  • Foreword Preface Acknowledgments CHAPTER 1 Introduction Hans Sanderson and Mikael Hilden CHAPTER 2 Storylines and Pathways for Adaptation in Europe Mikael Hilden, Ad Jeuken and Marianne Zandersen CHAPTER 3 The Diversity of Adaptation in a Multilevel Governance Setting Ines Campos, Kiat Ng, Gil Penha-Lopes, Anders B. Pedersen, Alessio Capriolo, Marta Olazabal, Volker Meyer, Oliver Gebhardt, Sabine Weiland, Helle O. Nielsen, Jenny Troeltzsch, Mark Zandvoort, Eliska K. Lorencova, Zuzana V. Harmackova, Pedro Iglesias, Ana Iglesias, Andre Vizinho, Milla Maenpaa, Anne-Mari Rytkoenen, Roos M. den Uyl, David Vackar and Filipe M. Alves CHAPTER 4 Upscaling the Impacts of Climate Change in Different Sectors and Adaptation Strategies Laurens Bouwer, Alessio Capriolo, Aline Chiabai, Sebastien Foudi, Luis Garrote, Zuzana V. Harmackova, Ana Iglesias, Ad Jeuken, Marta Olazabal, Joseph Spadaro, Tim Taylor and Marianne Zandersen CHAPTER 5 Economy-Wide Impacts of Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies Across European Regions Francesco Bosello, Ana Iglesias, Mette Termansen, Ad Jeuken, Hessel Winsemius, Enrica De Cian, Aline Chiabai and Luis Garrote CHAPTER 6 Analyzing the Policy Framework for Climate Change Adaptation Duncan Russel, Silke Beck, Ines Campos, Alessio Capriolo, Sergio Castellari, Roos M. den Uyl, Oliver Gebhardt, Mikael Hilden, Anne Jensen, Eleni Karali, Kirsi Makinen, Katriona McGlade, Helle O. Nielsen, Gil Penha-Lopes, Olivia Rendon, Jenny Troeltzsch and Sabine Weiland CHAPTER 7 Conclusion Glossary Author Index Subject Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128498873 20180416
Adapting to Climate Change in Europe: Exploring Sustainable Pathways - From Local Measures to Wider Policies is a scientific synthesis of a four-year project on adaptation activities in Europe. It combines scientific assessments with real-world case descriptions to present specific tools and methods. This book aims at ensuring sustainable solutions in adaptation to climate change. The challenge of adaptation is still at an early stage; this book fills relevant gaps in current knowledge on climate adaptation, providing a crucial set of tools to support effective decision-making. It acts as a guide to practitioners and decision-makers along different steps of on-going adaptation processes. Adapting to Climate Change in Europe contains methods and tools for improving stakeholder's participation and analyzing costs and benefits of different adaptation measures. It is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, and experts and policymakers working in climate change and adaptation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128498873 20180416
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xi, 224 pages : illustrations, maps ; [ca. 23-29] cm.
  • ForewordJurgen Runge 1 Obituaries - Karl W. Butzer (1934-2016), Francoise Gasse (1942-2014)Jurgen Runge and Florence Sylvestre 2 Exploration of the Tibesti Mountains - Re-appraisal after 50 Years?Baldur Gabriel 3 The geomorphology and river longitudinal profiles of the Congo-Kalahari WatershedTyrel J. Flugel, Frank D. Eckardt and Woody (Fenton) P.D. Cotterill 4 Palynological Evidence (Apectodinium) of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) Event in the Sediments of the Oshosun Formation, Eastern Dahomey Basin, Southwest NigeriaOlugbenga A. Boboye and Dupe Egbeola 5 Sedimentological, palynological and stable isotopes studies on quaternary to neogene sediments of the Eastern Dahomey Basin, Lagos, NigeriaOlugbenga A. Boboye and Dupe Egbeola 6 Palynofacies, sedimentology and palaeo-environment evidenced by studies on IDA-6 well, Niger delta, NigeriaJacinta N. Chukwuma-Orji, Edward A. Okosun, Isah A. Goro and Salome H. Waziri 7 Tropical Palaeovegetation dynamics, environmental and Climate change impact from the low latitude Coastal Offshore Margin, Niger Delta, Gulf of GuineaOnema Adojoh, Fabienne Marret, Robert Duller and Peter Osterloff 8 Palaeoenvironments and Palaeoclimates during the Upper-Pleistocene and Holocene in the western Lake Kivu regionChantal Kabonyi Nzabandora, Emile Roche and Mike I. Akaegbobi 9 The Coastal Holocene Sedimentary Environments of the Bays of Loango and Pointe-Noire, Congo: Previous Works, Recent Development and SynthesisDieudonne Malounguila-Nganga, Pierre Giresse, Timothee Miyouna and Florent Boudzoumou 10 Geochronology and technological development: The microscopic and metric evidence from Middle Stone Age (MSA) points at Mumba rock-shelter, northern TanzaniaPastory G. M. Bushozi, Luis Leque and Audax Mabulla 11 Spatial Distribution and Impacts of Mining Development Minerals in Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, GhanaRosemary Okla.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138062122 20171218
During the Neogene - covering the last 23 Million years - the evolution of the environmental setting in Africa was subject to considerable changes. Natural shifts, slow and rapid, evidenced by modifications in palaeogeography, geodynamics, climate, and vegetation have caused repeated and strong changes of ecosystems in the lower latitudes. Using a variety of proxy data - researched and applied by many authors from numerous disciplines - an attempt is made to reconstruct African landscapes over space and time. Besides such spatio-temporal oscillations in recently humid, semi-humid, and dry areas of Africa, this volume of Palaeoecology of Africa (PoA) focuses on long term interrelationships between ecosystem dynamics and climate change, not ignoring the ever growing and ongoing influence of humans on natural ecosystems since the Quaternary. Regionally, this volume lays a strong focus on Nigeria (Niger Delta). Facing the omnipresent challenges of Global Change, an increasing number of African scientists is involved in palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic research, both theoretical and applied. PoA systematically supports established as well as junior African scientists in the field of sustainable cooperation and academic capacity building. This book will be of interest to all concerned with or interested in up-to-date research on Neogene to Quaternary low latitudes ecosystem changes and their respective interpretation in the framework of natural climate and vegetation change evidenced by a variety of methods that allow to read and learn from the past by following the motto, "The geologic foretime as the key to the present, and possibly to the future." Palynologists, Geologists, Geographers, Archaeologists, and Geomorphologists will find this edition equally useful for their work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138062122 20171218
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xx, 556 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 25 cm
John Tyndall was a leading scientific figure in Victorian Britain, who established the physical basis of the greenhouse effect, and why the sky is blue. This rich biography describes the colourful life and achievements of this brilliant communicator, physicist, and mountaineer, who ascended from humble beginnings to the heart of Victorian society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198788959 20180514
Green Library
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vi, 374 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction to modern methods for classical and quantum fields in general relativity Thierry Daude, Dietrich Hafner and Jean-Philippe Nicolas-- 2. Geometry of black hole spacetimes Lars Andersson, Thomas Backdahl and Pieter Blue-- 3. An introduction to confirmal geometry and tractor calculus, with a view to applications in general relativity Sean N. Curry and A. Rod Gover-- 4. An introduction to quantum field theory on curved spacetimes Christian Gerard-- 5. A minicourse on microlocal analysis for wave propagation Andras Vasy.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316649404 20180430
This volume compiles notes from four mini courses given at the summer school on asymptotic analysis in general relativity, held at the Institut Fourier in Grenoble, France. It contains an up-to-date panorama of modern techniques in the asymptotic analysis of classical and quantum fields in general relativity. Accessible to graduate students, these notes gather results that were not previously available in textbooks or monographs and will be of wider interest to researchers in general relativity. The topics of these mini courses are: the geometry of black hole spacetimes; an introduction to quantum field theory on curved spacetimes; conformal geometry and tractor calculus; and microlocal analysis for wave propagation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316649404 20180430
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Atlas of Neutron Resonances: Resonance Properties and Thermal Cross Sections Z= 1-60, Sixth Edition, contains an extensive list of detailed individual neutron resonance parameters for Z=1-60, as well as thermal cross sections, capture resonance integrals, average resonance parameters and a short survey of the physics of thermal and resonance neutrons. The long introduction contains: nuclear physics formulas aimed at neutron physicists; topics of special interest such as valence neutron capture, nuclear level density parameters, and s-, p-, and d-wave neutron strength functions; and various comparisons of measured quantities with the predictions of nuclear models, such as the optical model. As in the last edition, additional features have been added to appeal to a wider spectrum of users. These include: spin-dependent scattering lengths that are of interest to solid-state physicists, nuclear physicists and neutron evaluators; calculated and measured Maxwellian average 5-keV and 30-keV capture cross sections of importance to astrophysicists involved in nucleosynthesis modeling; s-, p-, and d-wave average radiative widths; and, nuclear level density parameters.
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  • Thermal cross sections
  • Resonance properties
  • Individual resonance parameters
  • Notation and nomenclature.
Atlas of Neutron Resonances: Resonance Properties and Thermal Cross Sections Z=61-102, Sixth Edition, contains an extensive list of detailed individual neutron resonance parameters for Z=61-102, thermal cross sections, capture and fission resonance integrals, average resonance parameters, and a short survey of the physics of thermal and resonance neutrons. The long introduction contains: nuclear physics formulas aimed at neutron physicists; topics of special interest such as valence neutron capture, nuclear level density parameters, and s-, p-, and d-wave neutron strength functions; and various comparisons of measured quantities with the predictions of nuclear models, such as the optical model neutron-induced fission. As in the last edition, additional features have been added to appeal to a wider spectrum of users. These include: spin-dependent scattering lengths that are of interest to solid-state physicists, nuclear physicists and neutron evaluators; calculated and measured Maxwellian average 5-keV and 30-keV capture cross sections of importance to astrophysicists involved in nucleosynthesis modeling; s-, p-, and d- wave average radiative widths; nuclear level density parameters; and average fission widths derived from average fission cross sections.
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vi, 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Events
  • Participants of the Soviet atom project
  • People and their attitude towards the atomic project
  • A view of the future.
This book is a collection of personal memories about the people who participated in the USSR atomic project - Landau, Alikhanov, Pomeranchuk, Alikhanian, Migdal Jr., Gribov, Zeldovich, Sakharov, Kurchatov, Vannikov, Eldian. As the author is the only living person who was involved in the project, these personal recollections are interesting and unique for a broad audience who has been unfamiliar with the details so far.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789813145948 20170829
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xxvi, 612 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
A study of Ludwig Boltzmann's oeuvre in early statistical mechanics. It is designed to reveal Boltzmann's true endeavors and to give new life to his various theoretical constructions. It offers introductory historical and biographical materials, detailed summaries and analyses of all the relevant texts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198816171 20180403
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751 pages ; 24 cm
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ix, 196 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm.
  • Part I: Bioenergy and Land Use Change 1 Bioenergy and Land Use Change: An OverviewPankaj Lal, Aditi Ranjan, Bernabas Wolde, Pralhad Burli, Renata Blumberg 2 An Exploration of Agricultural Land Use Change at the Intensive and Extensive Margins: Implications for Biofuels Induced Land Use Change ModelingFarzad Taheripour, Hao Cui, Wallace E. Tyner 3 Effects of Sugarcane Ethanol Expansion in The Brazilian Cerrado: Land Use Response in the New FrontierMarcellus M. Caldas, Gabriel Granco, Christopher Bishop, Jude Kastens, J. Brown 4 Biofuel Expansion and the Spatial Economy: Implications for the Amazon Basin in the 21st CenturyEugenio Y. Arima, Peter Richards, Robert T. Walker Part II: Impacts on Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services 5 Towards Life Cycle Analysis on Land Use Change and Climate Impacts from Bioenergy Production: A ReviewZhangcai Qin, Christina E Canter, Hao Cai 6 Bio-energies Impact on Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services Compared to Other Energy TechnologiesAstley Hastings 7 Empirical Evidence of Soil Carbon Changes in Bioenergy Cropping SystemsMarty Schmer, Kathleen Stewart, Virginia Jin 8 Role of crop residues in maintaining soil organic carbon in agroecosystemsDavid E. Clay, Umakant Mishra 9 Incorporating Conservation Practices into the Future Bioenergy Landscape: Water Quality and HydrologyMay Wu, Mi-Ae Ha Part III: Data, Modeling and Uncertainties 10 Uncertainty in Estimates of Bioenergy-induced Land-use Change: The Impact of Inconsistent Land-cover DatasetsNagendra Singh, Keith Kline, Rebecca Efroymson, Budhendra Bhaduri, Bridget O Banion 11 Challenges in Quantifying and Regulating Indirect Emissions of BiofuelsDeepak Rajagopal 12 Biofuels, Land Use Change, and the Limits of Life Cycle AnalysisRichard. J. Plevin 13 Lost Momentum of Biofuels: What Went Wrong?Govinda Timilsina.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119297345 20180213
Although bioenergy is a renewable energy source, it is not without impact on the environment. Both the cultivation of crops specifically for use as biofuels and the use of agricultural byproducts to generate energy changes the landscape, affects ecosystems, and impacts the climate. Bioenergy and Land Use Change focuses on regional and global assessments of land use change related to bioenergy and the environmental impacts. This interdisciplinary volume provides both high level reviews and in-depth analyses on specific topics. Volume highlights include: Land use change concepts, economics, and modeling Relationships between bioenergy and land use change Impacts on soil carbon, soil health, water quality, and the hydrologic cycle Impacts on natural capital and ecosystem services Effects of bioenergy on direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions Biogeochemical and biogeophysical climate regulation Uncertainties and challenges associated with land use change quantification and environmental impact assessments Bioenergy and Land Use Change is a valuable resource for professionals, researchers, and graduate students from a wide variety of fields including energy, economics, ecology, geography, agricultural science, geoscience, and environmental science. Read an interview with the editors to find out more: https://eos.org/editors-vox/bioenergys-impacts-on-the-landscape.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119297345 20180213
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This book provides an in-depth introduction to the particle physics of current and future experiments at particle accelerators. The book will provide the reader with an overview of practically all aspects of the strong interaction necessary to understand and appreciate modern particle phenomenology at the energy frontier.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199652747 20180604
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  • People
  • The Pope
  • Pontecorvo
  • Twenty one
  • Houtermans
  • Charlotte.
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1 online resource (xii, 255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : maps (some color)., illustrations (some color).
  • Beginnings
  • It's not what it used to be
  • The Arctic stirs
  • Unaami
  • Epiphany
  • Rude awakenings
  • Looking ahead.
An insider account of how researchers unraveled the mystery of the thawing Arctic In the 1990s, researchers in the Arctic noticed that floating summer sea ice had begun receding. This was accompanied by shifts in ocean circulation and unexpected changes in weather patterns throughout the world. The Arctic's perennially frozen ground, known as permafrost, was warming, and treeless tundra was being overtaken by shrubs. What was going on? Brave New Arctic is Mark Serreze's riveting firsthand account of how scientists from around the globe came together to find answers. In a sweeping tale of discovery spanning three decades, Serreze describes how puzzlement turned to concern and astonishment as researchers came to understand that the Arctic of old was quickly disappearing--with potentially devastating implications for the entire planet. Serreze is a world-renowned Arctic geographer and climatologist who has conducted fieldwork on ice caps, glaciers, sea ice, and tundra in the Canadian and Alaskan Arctic. In this must-read book, he blends invaluable insights from his own career with those of other pioneering scientists who, together, ushered in an exciting new age of Arctic exploration. Along the way, he accessibly describes the cutting-edge science that led to the alarming conclusion that the Arctic is rapidly thawing due to climate change, that humans are to blame, and that the global consequences are immense. A gripping scientific adventure story, Brave New Arctic shows how the Arctic's extraordinary transformation serves as a harbinger of things to come if we fail to meet the challenge posed by a warming Earth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691173993 20180514
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xii, 255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm.
  • Beginnings
  • It's not what it used to be
  • The Arctic stirs
  • Unaami
  • Epiphany
  • Rude awakenings
  • Looking ahead.
An insider account of how researchers unraveled the mystery of the thawing Arctic In the 1990s, researchers in the Arctic noticed that floating summer sea ice had begun receding. This was accompanied by shifts in ocean circulation and unexpected changes in weather patterns throughout the world. The Arctic's perennially frozen ground, known as permafrost, was warming, and treeless tundra was being overtaken by shrubs. What was going on? Brave New Arctic is Mark Serreze's riveting firsthand account of how scientists from around the globe came together to find answers. In a sweeping tale of discovery spanning three decades, Serreze describes how puzzlement turned to concern and astonishment as researchers came to understand that the Arctic of old was quickly disappearing--with potentially devastating implications for the entire planet. Serreze is a world-renowned Arctic geographer and climatologist who has conducted fieldwork on ice caps, glaciers, sea ice, and tundra in the Canadian and Alaskan Arctic. In this must-read book, he blends invaluable insights from his own career with those of other pioneering scientists who, together, ushered in an exciting new age of Arctic exploration. Along the way, he accessibly describes the cutting-edge science that led to the alarming conclusion that the Arctic is rapidly thawing due to climate change, that humans are to blame, and that the global consequences are immense. A gripping scientific adventure story, Brave New Arctic shows how the Arctic's extraordinary transformation serves as a harbinger of things to come if we fail to meet the challenge posed by a warming Earth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691173993 20180430
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xxiv, 213 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Preface 1. Climate Change and International Relations: Empirical and Theoretical Assessment 1.1 Introduction 1.2 The Aggravation of the Climate Crisis: Temperature Rise, Extreme Weather Events, Renewable Revolution and, the Emerging of the Geoengineering Option 1.3 The Paris Accord and the Rise of Climate Powers 1.4 The Climate Commitment Approach (CCA) 1.5 The Drivers of Climate Commitment 1.6 Final Considerations 2. Brazil in the International System: Underachieving (Environmental) Power and the Leadership Myth 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Brazil in the Global Carbon Cycle and the Planetary Boundaries 2.3 Brazil in the International System: Economy, Democracy, and Foreign Policy 2.4 Final Considerations 3. The Beginning: Brazil, the Climate Villain 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Emission Profile 1: Giant Irrational Deforestation 3.3 Domestic Climate Policy Profile 1: The Lack of Actions 3.4 Foreign Climate Policy Profile 1: A World Divided by Income: The Brazilian Contribution to the Climate Convention? (1992-2005) 3.5 Final Considerations: Low Climate Commitment, Amazon Disorders, and Strong Conservative Forces 4. The Rising: Brazil, the Developing Climate Leader? 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Emission Profile 2: Deforestation Control and Drastic Declining 4.3 Domestic Climate Policy Profile 2: Rapid and Intense Change 4.4 Foreign Climate Policy Profile 2: The Transition to Moderation and Activism 4.5 The Forces Behind Brazilian Climate Activism 4.6 Final Considerations: Medium Climate Commitment, Overcoming the Amazon Disorders, and the Rise of Reformist Forces 5. The Decline: Brazil, the Climate Negligent 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Emission Profile 3: The Return of High Emissions 5.3 Domestic Climate Policy Profile 3: Stagnation and Retraction 5.4 Foreign Climate Policy Profile 3: The Conservative Set-Back 5.5 The Drivers of the Decline 5.6 The Temer's Administration: New Economic Policy, Old Conservative Persistence 5.7 Final Considerations: Low Climate Commitment, Amazon Neglect, and the Rise of Conservative Forces 6. The Future: Brazil and the Bases for a True Environmental/Climate Leadership 6.1 Summarizing the Three Periods 6.2 The Future of Climate Commitment in Brazil: Dealing with the Amazon Neglect 6.3 The Drivers of Climate Commitment in the Coming Years 6.4 The Bases for a True Brazilian Climate Leadership: Democracy, Economy, and International Insertion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138106253 20180115
  • Preface 1. Climate Change and International Relations: Empirical and Theoretical Assessment 2. Brazil in the International System: Underachieving (Environmental) Power and the Leadership Myth 3. The Beginning: Brazil, the Climate Villain 4. The Rising: Brazil, the Developing Climate Leader? 5. The Decline: Brazil, the Climate Negligent 6. The Future: Brazil and the Bases for a True Environmental/Climate Leadership.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138106246 20180115
Climate change is increasingly a part of the human experience. As the problem worsens, the cooperative dilemma that the issue carries has become evident: climate change is a complex problem that systematically gets insufficient answers from the international system. This book offers an assessment of Brazil's role in the global political economy of climate change. The authors, Eduardo Viola and Matias Franchini expertly review and answer the most common and widely cited questions on whether and in which way Brazil is aggravating or mitigating the climate crisis, including:ã Is it the benign, cooperative, environmental power that the Brazilian government claims it is? Why was it possible to dramatically reduce deforestation in the Amazon (2005-2010) and, more recently, was there a partial reversion?ã The book provides an accessible-and much needed-introduction to all those studying the challenges of the international system in the Anthropocene. Through a thorough analysis of Brazil in perspective vis a vis other emerging countries, this book provides an engaging introduction and up to date assessment of the climate reality of Brazil and a framework to analyze the climate performance of major economies, both on emission trajectory and policy profile: the climate commitment approach. Brazil and Climate Change is essential reading for all students of Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, International Relations and Comparative Politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138106253 20180115
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Software/Multimedia
1 online resource (231 p.) : ill. (some col.), col. maps.
  • Assessing Seasonal Climate Forecasts Over Africa to Support Decision-Making / Niko Wanders and Eric F Wood
  • Variability and Predictability of Climate Linked to Extreme Events / Swadhin Behera
  • Subseasonal Prediction of Extreme Weather Events / Bin Wang and Ja-Yeon Moon
  • Climate Services: For Informing Decisions and Managing Risk / Neil Plummer, Agata Imielska, Karl Braganza, David Jones, Janita Pahalad, Scott Power, Martin Schweitzer, Andrew Watkins, David Walland and Perry Wiles
  • Early Warning, Resilient Infrastructure and Risk Transfer / David P Rogers, Haleh Kootval and Vladimir V Tsirkunov
  • Climate Services for Sustainable Development / Mannava V K Sivakumar and Filipe Lucio
  • Future Changes of Extreme Weather and Natural Disasters due to Climate Change in Japan and Southeast Asia / Eiichi Nakakita, Yasuto Tachikawa, Tetsuya Takemi, Nobuhito Mori and Kenji Tanaka
  • Climate Change and Stream Temperature in the Willamette River Basin: Implications for Fish Habitat / Heejun Chang, Eric Watson and Angela Strecker
  • An Integrated Approach for Flood Inundation Modeling on Large Scales / Venkatesh Merwade, Mohammad Adnan Rajib and Zhu Liu
  • Service and Research on Seasonal Streamflow Forecasting in Australia / P M Feikema, Q J Wang, S Zhou, D Shin, D E Robertson, A Schepen, J Lerat, J C Bennett, N K Tuteja and D Jayasuriya
  • A Holistic Framework to Assess Drought Preparedness / Ximing Cai, Majid Shafiee-Jood, Yan Ge, Sylwia Kokoszka and Tushar Apurv
  • Priorities of the WMO Commission for Hydrology in the Context of Water, Climate and Risk Management / Liu Zhiyu
  • From Prediction to Scenario Analysis: A Brief Review and Commentary / Bryan C Bates.
"Since 1980, the number of climate-related disasters has been greatly increased globally. Scientific consensus based on the IPCC fifth report suggested that global warming would bring more intense and frequent extreme climate events. These climate-related disasters hinder the achievement of sustainable economic growth and prosperity by disrupting supply chains, impeding production, destroying infrastructure, and necessitating high-cost rebuilding and recovery. To mitigate the climate extreme risks and possible losses, it is essential to maximize the utilization of scientific outputs and to share best practices in disaster risk management. Aligned with such purposes, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Climate Center (APCC) hosts the APEC Climate Symposium (APCS) every year. APCS focused on drought prediction and management in 2013, climate extremes and hydrological disaster in 2014, and efficient use of climate information for disaster risk management in 2015. This book aims to compile some of the important results from the latest research in climate extreme prediction and services and its application studies with a focus on climate extremes such as typhoons, droughts, and floods based on the APCS presentations during 2013–2015."-- Provided by publisher.

20. CERN [2013]

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1 streaming video file (75 min.) : digital, sound, color
Nikolaus Geyrhalter delivers stunning images from inside the immense Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest laboratory for particle physics, operated by world-renowned research organization CERN. Featuring interviews with the leading experts who operate this gigantic machine, the film provides fascinating insights into this complex experimental research institution.