Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination
    Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination
    Editor Maria C. Hernandez-Soriano
    ISBN 978-953-51-1235-8
    918 pages, March, 2014
    Soil is an irreplaceable resource that sustains life on the planet, challenged by food and energy demands of an increasing population. Therefore, soil contamination constitutes a critical issue to be addressed if we are to secure the life quality of ...
  • 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
    124 pages, August, 2013
    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
    316 pages, August, 2013
    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
    214 pages, August, 2013
    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
    164 pages, July, 2013
    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
    354 pages, May, 2013
    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
    256 pages, May, 2013
  • Earthquake Research and Analysis - New Advances in Seismology
    Earthquake Research and Analysis - New Advances in Seismology
    Editor Sebastiano D'Amico
    ISBN 978-953-51-1054-5
    216 pages, March, 2013
    The mitigation of earthquake-related hazards represents a key role in the modern society. The main goal of this book is to present 9 scientific papers focusing on new research and results on earthquake seismology. Chapters of this book focus on seve ...