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Radar Hydrology: Principles, Models, and Applications

Yang Hong, Jonathan J. Gourley
July 01, 2017

Radar Hydrology: Principles, Models, and Applications provides graduate students, operational forecasters, and researchers with a theoretical framework and practical knowledge of radar precipitation estimation. The only text on the market solely devoted to radar hydrology, this comprehensive...

Satellite Meteorology, Second Edition

R R Kelkar
May 03, 2017

Satellite Meteorology is the youngest and fastest growing branch of the science of meteorology and the present book traces its fascinating history, describes the current state of art, and envisions its potential and possibilities. The last decade has witnessed a significant improvement in the...

Hailstorms: Prediction, Control and Damage Assessment, Second Edition

Prabhat Kumar
March 30, 2017

Each year hailstorm damage to human life, property, livestock, and agriculture is appalling in nature. Broadly, there are two problems related with hailstorms i.e. cloud physics problem of the growth of hailstones and the synoptic problem which relates to the thermodynamic investigation of the...

Maintenance Engineering and Management: Precepts and Practices

D.R. Kiran
March 30, 2017

The book Maintenance Engineering and Management deals with the management principles and practices that govern the maintenance function apart from the engineering techniques. It gives the maintenance engineer the latest developments in maintenance engineering techniques like wear debris analysis,...

Natural Decadal Climate Variability: Societal Impacts

Vikram M. Mehta
March 21, 2017

Natural Decadal Climate Variability: Societal Impacts is an important work for understanding the natural decadal climate variability (DCV), a phenomenon which has made long lasting impacts on civilizations, especially on water availability and agriculture. This book comprehensively covers multiyear...

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options: A Guide for Natural Resource Managers in Southern Forest Ecosystems

James M. Vose, Kier D. Klepzig
November 16, 2016

Forest land managers face the challenges of preparing their forests for the impacts of climate change. However, climate change adds a new dimension to the task of developing and testing science-based management options to deal with the effects of stressors on forest ecosystems in the southern...

Weather Radar Polarimetry

Guifu Zhang
August 01, 2016

This book presents the fundamentals of polarimetric radar remote sensing through understanding wave scattering and propagation in geophysical media filled with hydrometers and other objects. The text characterizes the physical, statistical, and electromagnetic properties of hydrometers and...

Climate Change and the Future of Sustainability: The Impact on Renewable Resources

Muyiwa Adaramola
July 20, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Renewable resources such as wind, solar, and geothermal are often perceived as being the answer to the fossil fuel crisis. Ironically, however, climate change may also negatively impact on these energy sources. All forms of renewable energy...

Meteorology and Energy Security: Simulations, Projections, and Management

Paul S. Samuel
February 24, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Meteorological data are essential for both day-to-day energy management and for planning for the world’s future energy security. The editor of this compendium, a mechanical engineer with international experience, has collected articles that...

Water Tower of the Yellow River in a Changing Climate: Toward an Integrated Assessment

Yurong Hu
November 01, 2014

Mountains are water towers of our world, but their role in global water resources may be altered due to changing climate. This book provides an integrated assessment of the spatial and temporal variability of both recent and future climate change impacts in the Yellow River source region (YRSR)...

Combating Climate Change: An Agricultural Perspective

Manjit S. Kang, Surinder S. Banga
March 26, 2013

The effects of climate change can already be felt around the world, and they will likely impact all facets of human civilization—from health, livelihood security, agricultural production, and shelter to international trade. Since anthropogenic factors are mainly to blame for the current trends in...

Actinobacteria: Application in Bioremediation and Production of Industrial Enzymes

Maria Julia Amoroso, Claudia Susana Benimeli, Sergio Antonio Cuozzo
March 12, 2013

This book describes isolated actinobacteria from different environments, and how these can be used to bioremediate heavy metals and pesticides in contaminated sites. It also describes how free-living actinobacteria acquire the capability to produce nodules in plants and how this factor could be...