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  • Sediment Transport
    Sediment Transport
    Editor Silvia Susana Ginsberg
    ISBN 978-953-307-189-3
    346 pages, April, 2011
    Sediment transport is a book that covers a wide variety of subject matters. It combines the personal and professional experience of the authors on solid particles transport and related problems, whose expertise is focused in aqueous systems and in la ...
  • Climate Change - Socioeconomic Effects
    Climate Change - Socioeconomic Effects
    Editor Juan Blanco and Houshang Kheradmand
    ISBN 978-953-307-411-5
    468 pages, September, 2011
    This book shows some of the socio-economic impacts of climate change according to different estimates of the current or estimated global warming. A series of scientific and experimental research projects explore the impacts of climate change and brow ...
  • Doppler Radar Observations - Weather Radar, Wind Profiler, Ionospheric Radar, and Other Advanced Applications
    Doppler Radar Observations - Weather Radar, Wind Profiler, Ionospheric Radar, and Other Advanced Applications
    Editor Joan Bech and Jorge Luis Chau
    ISBN 978-953-51-0496-4
    482 pages, April, 2012
    Doppler radar systems have been instrumental to improve our understanding and monitoring capabilities of phenomena taking place in the low, middle, and upper atmosphere. Weather radars, wind profilers, and incoherent and coherent scatter radars imple ...
  • Climate Change - Research and Technology for Adaptation and Mitigation
    Climate Change - Research and Technology for Adaptation and Mitigation
    Editor Juan Blanco and Houshang Kheradmand
    ISBN 978-953-307-621-8
    502 pages, September, 2011
    This book provides an interdisciplinary view of how to prepare the ecological and socio-economic systems to the reality of climate change. Scientifically sound tools are needed to predict its effects on regional, rather than global, scales, as it is ...
  • Climate Change - Geophysical Foundations and Ecological Effects
    Climate Change - Geophysical Foundations and Ecological Effects
    Editor Juan Blanco and Houshang Kheradmand
    ISBN 978-953-307-419-1
    534 pages, September, 2011
    This book offers an interdisciplinary view of the biophysical issues related to climate change. Climate change is a phenomenon by which the long-term averages of weather events (i.e. temperature, precipitation, wind speed, etc.) that define the clima ...
  • Climate Models
    Climate Models
    Editor Leonard M. Druyan
    ISBN 978-953-51-0135-2
    350 pages, March, 2012
    Climate Models offers a sampling of cutting edge research contributed by an international roster of scientists. The studies strive to improve our understanding of the physical environment for life on this planet. Each of the 14 essays presents a desc ...
  • Bathymetry and Its Applications
    Bathymetry and Its Applications
    Editor Philippe Blondel
    ISBN 978-953-307-959-2
    158 pages, January, 2012
    Bathymetry is the only way to explore, measure and manage the large portion of the Earth covered with water. This book ,presents some of the latest developments in bathymetry, using acoustic, electromagnetic and radar sensors, and in its applications ...
  • Global Warming Impacts - Case Studies on the Economy, Human Health, and on Urban and Natural Environments
    Global Warming Impacts - Case Studies on the Economy, Human Health, and on Urban and Natural Environments
    Editor Stefano Casalegno
    ISBN 978-953-307-785-7
    290 pages, October, 2011
    This book addresses the theme of the impacts of global warming on different specific fields, ranging from the regional and global economy, to agriculture, human health, urban areas, land vegetation, marine areas and mangroves. Despite the volume of s ...
  • Oceanography
    Oceanography
    Editor Marco Marcelli
    ISBN 978-953-51-0301-1
    360 pages, March, 2012
    How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean (Arthur C. Clarke). Life has been originated in the oceans, human health and activities depend from the oceans and the world life is modulated by marine and oceanic processes. ...
  • Modern Climatology
    Modern Climatology
    Editor Shih-Yu (Simon) Wang and Robert R. Gillies
    ISBN 978-953-51-0095-9
    398 pages, March, 2012
    Climatology, the study of climate, is no longer regarded as a single discipline that treats climate as something that fluctuates only within the unchanging boundaries described by historical statistics. The field has recognized that climate is someth ...
  • Radio Occultation Method for Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Ionosphere
    Radio Occultation Method for Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Ionosphere
    Editor Ya Liou
    ISBN 978-953-7619-60-2
    170 pages, February, 2010
    The book is devoted to radio occultation (RO) remote sensing of the earth’s atmosphere and ionosphere as a global method of monitoring. This technique used the radio links satellite-to-satellite when a satellite-receiver setting or rising behind t ...
  • Sediment Transport in Aquatic Environments
    Sediment Transport in Aquatic Environments
    Editor Andrew J. Manning
    ISBN 978-953-307-586-0
    344 pages, October, 2011
    Sediment Transport in Aquatic Environments is a book which covers a wide range of topics. The effective management of many aquatic environments, requires a detailed understanding of sediment dynamics. This has both environmental and economic implicat ...
  • Climate Variability - Some Aspects, Challenges and Prospects
    Climate Variability - Some Aspects, Challenges and Prospects
    Editor Abdel Hannachi
    ISBN 978-953-307-699-7
    204 pages, January, 2012
    This book provides a general introduction to the popular topic of climate variability. It explores various aspects of climate variability and change from different perspectives, ranging from the basic nature of low-frequency atmospheric variability t ...
  • Recent Hurricane Research - Climate, Dynamics, and Societal Impacts
    Recent Hurricane Research - Climate, Dynamics, and Societal Impacts
    Editor Anthony Lupo
    ISBN 978-953-307-238-8
    630 pages, April, 2011
    This book represents recent research on tropical cyclones and their impact, and a wide range of topics are covered. An updated global climatology is presented, including the global occurrence of tropical cyclones and the terrestrial factors that may ...
  • Atmospheric Model Applications
    Atmospheric Model Applications
    Editor Ismail Yucel
    ISBN 978-953-51-0488-9
    306 pages, April, 2012
    This book covers comprehensive text and reference work on atmospheric models for methods of numerical modeling and important related areas of data assimilation and predictability. It incorporates various aspects of environmental computer modeling inc ...
  • Climate Change - Realities, Impacts Over Ice Cap, Sea Level and Risks
    Climate Change - Realities, Impacts Over Ice Cap, Sea Level and Risks
    Editor Bharat Raj Singh
    ISBN 978-953-51-0934-1
    522 pages, January, 2013
    The Earth is the only planet in our solar system that supports life. The complex process of evolution occurred on Earth only because of some unique environmental conditions that were present: water, an oxygen-rich atmosphere, and a suitable surface t ...
  • Atmospheric Aerosols - Regional Characteristics - Chemistry and Physics
    Atmospheric Aerosols - Regional Characteristics - Chemistry and Physics
    Editor Hayder Abdul-Razzak
    ISBN 978-953-51-0728-6
    490 pages, September, 2012
    The book is divided into two sections. The first section presents characterization of atmospheric aerosols and their impact on regional climate from East Asia to the Pacific. Ground-based, air-born, and satellite data were collected and analyzed. Det ...
  • Advances in Hurricane Research - Modelling, Meteorology, Preparedness and Impacts
    Advances in Hurricane Research - Modelling, Meteorology, Preparedness and Impacts
    Editor Kieran Hickey
    ISBN 978-953-51-0867-2
    206 pages, December, 2012
    This book provides a wealth of new information, ideas and analysis on some of the key unknowns in hurricane research. Topics covered include the numerical prediction systems for tropical cyclone development, the use of remote sensing methods for trop ...
  • 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
    Understanding climate change requires analysis of its effects in specific contexts, and the case studies in this volume offer examples of such issues. Its chapters cover tropical cyclones in East Asia, study of a fossil in Brazil’s Araripe Basi ...
  • 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 ...