Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Natural Disasters - Multifaceted Aspects in Management and Impact Assessment
    Natural Disasters - Multifaceted Aspects in Management and Impact Assessment
    Editor Olga Petrucci
    ISBN 978-953-51-1190-0
    113 pages, August, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 2571 times.
    This book is an overview of the complex and multifaceted topic of natural disasters impact. Several possible approaches can be undertaken to assess economic, psychological, societal or environmental damage caused by natural disasters, aiming to reduc ...
  • Mechanism of Sedimentary Basin Formation - Multidisciplinary Approach on Active Plate Margins
    Mechanism of Sedimentary Basin Formation - Multidisciplinary Approach on Active Plate Margins
    Editor Yasuto Itoh
    ISBN 978-953-51-1193-1
    304 pages, August, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 11874 times.
    This book is devoted to the mechanisms of sedimentary basin formation on active plate margins, which show enormous diversity reflecting complex tectonic processes. Multidisciplinary approach pursuing basin-forming mechanism is based on geology, sedim ...
  • Climate Variability - Regional and Thematic Patterns
    Climate Variability - Regional and Thematic Patterns
    Editor Aondover Tarhule
    ISBN 978-953-51-1187-0
    203 pages, August, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 3861 times.
    As societies transition to evidence-based adaptation and management there is increasing recognition of the need for understanding climate change and variability dynamics and impacts at regional levels and for various activities. This book is a contri ...
  • Topics in Oceanography
    Topics in Oceanography
    Editor Enrico Zambianchi
    ISBN 978-953-51-1179-5
    155 pages, July, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 3434 times.
    Oceanography is the par excellence interdisciplinary science thanks to its peculiar setting within a fluid environment that makes connections extremely efficient. The oceans connections are well mirrored in the chapters of this book that share a quit ...
  • Geodetic Sciences - Observations, Modeling and Applications
    Geodetic Sciences - Observations, Modeling and Applications
    Editor Shuanggen Jin
    ISBN 978-953-51-1144-3
    344 pages, May, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 10218 times.
    Space geodetic techniques, e.g., global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), satellite gravimetry and altimetry, and GNSS Reflectometry & Radio Occultation, are capable of measuring small changes of the Earth ...
  • Climate Change and Regional/Local Responses
    Climate Change and Regional/Local Responses
    Editor Yuanzhi Zhang and Pallav Ray
    ISBN 978-953-51-1132-0
    247 pages, May, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 7980 times.
  • Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing
    Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing
    Editor Andrew P. Bunger, John McLennan and Rob Jeffrey
    ISBN 978-953-51-1137-5
    1000 pages, May, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 101704 times.
    This book comprises the proceedings for the International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing (HF2013) which was held 20-22 May 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. The conference goal was to advance hydraulic fracturing technology ...
  • Engineering Seismology, Geotechnical and Structural Earthquake Engineering
    Engineering Seismology, Geotechnical and Structural Earthquake Engineering
    Editor Sebastiano D'Amico
    ISBN 978-953-51-1038-5
    300 pages, March, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 18026 times.
    The mitigation of earthquake-related hazards represents a key role in the modern society. The mitigation of such kind of hazards spans from detailed studies on seismicity, evaluation of site effects, and seismo-induced landslides, tsunamis as well as ...