Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Clays, Clay Minerals and Ceramic Materials Based on Clay Minerals
    Clays, Clay Minerals and Ceramic Materials Based on Clay Minerals
    Editor Gustavo Morari do Nascimento
    ISBN 978-953-51-2259-3
    192 pages, March, 2016
    This book presents the state-of-the-art results of characterization of clays, clay minerals and ceramic materials based on clay minerals. The main goal of this work is to contribute to the rationalization of some important results obtained in the ope ...
  • Advances in Geothermal Energy
    Advances in Geothermal Energy
    Editor Basel I. Ismail
    ISBN 978-953-51-2241-8
    174 pages, January, 2016
    Geothermal energy means the natural heat energy from the Earth. The geothermal resources of the Earth are huge and unlike other conventional and renewable energy sources, geothermal energy has unique features; namely, it is available, stable at all t ...
  • Effects of Sediment Transport on Hydraulic Structures
    Effects of Sediment Transport on Hydraulic Structures
    Editor Vlassios Hrissanthou
    ISBN 978-953-51-2231-9
    122 pages, December, 2015
    Sediment transport is a significant part of the scientific area of river hydraulics. Therefore, the first section of the present book presents effects of sediment transport on hydraulic structures, that concern alluvial channel hydraulics. The second ...
  • Global Warming - Causes, Impacts and Remedies
    Global Warming - Causes, Impacts and Remedies
    Editor Bharat Raj Singh
    ISBN 978-953-51-2043-8
    218 pages, April, 2015
    Global warming has become perhaps the most complicated issue facing world leaders. It is becoming clear that humans have caused most of the past century's warming by releasing heat-trapping gases as we power our modern lives mainly by the burning of ...
  • Geochronology - Methods and Case Studies
    Geochronology - Methods and Case Studies
    Editor Nils-Axel Morner
    ISBN 978-953-51-1643-1
    204 pages, July, 2014
    Chronology is the backbone of history, and there is a wise saying stating there is no history without a chronology. Earths evolutionary history is built up by geochronology, i.e. time benchmarks upon which the geological history is built up step by s ...
  • Mitigation of Ionospheric Threats to GNSS: an Appraisal of the Scientific and Technological Outputs of the TRANSMIT Project
    Mitigation of Ionospheric Threats to GNSS: an Appraisal of the Scientific and Technological Outputs of the TRANSMIT Project
    Editor Riccardo Notarpietro, Fabio Dovis, Giorgiana De Franceschi and Marcio Aquino
    ISBN 978-953-51-1642-4
    236 pages, July, 2014
    TRANSMIT (Training Research and Applications Network to Support the Mitigation of Ionospheric Threats) is an initiative funded by the European Commission through a Marie Curie Initial Training Network. It provided a coordinated program of academic an ...
  • Land Applications of Radar Remote Sensing
    Land Applications of Radar Remote Sensing
    Editor Francesco Holecz, Paolo Pasquali, Nada Milisavljevic and Damien Closson
    ISBN 978-953-51-1589-2
    318 pages, June, 2014
    The aim of this book is to demonstrate the use of SAR data in three application domains, i.e. land cover (Part II), topography (Part III), and land motion (Part IV). These are preceded by Part I, where an extensive and complete review on speckle and ...
  • Advanced Geoscience Remote Sensing
    Advanced Geoscience Remote Sensing
    Editor Maged Marghany
    ISBN 978-953-51-1581-6
    280 pages, June, 2014
    Nowadays, advanced remote sensing technology plays tremendous roles to build a quantitative and comprehensive understanding of how the Earth system operates. The advanced remote sensing technology is also used widely to monitor and survey the natural ...