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Environmental Compliance and Sustainability: Global Challenges and Perspectives

1st Edition

Daniel T. Rogers
November 21, 2019

This book provides a critical understanding of the challenges that exist in protecting the local and global environment through compliance efforts using existing environmental regulations. The best compliance measures with the most useful regulations from over 50 countries are surveyed and are...

Basic Environmental Data Analysis for Scientists and Engineers

1st Edition

Ralph R.B. Von Frese
November 19, 2019

Classroom tested and the result of over 30 years of teaching and research, this textbook is an invaluable tool for undergraduate and graduate data analysis courses in environmental sciences and engineering. It is also a useful reference on modern digital data analysis for the extensive and growing...

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Improving Air Quality: Two Interrelated Global Challenges

1st Edition

Larry E. Erickson, Gary Brase
November 15, 2019

The world’s atmosphere is a common resource. Air quality, along with energy, transportation, and climate change have significant impacts on our lives and this book helps readers understand the changes happening at the nexus of these areas, as they relate to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and...

Disturbance Ecology and Biological Diversity: Scale, Context, and Nature

1st Edition

Erik A. Beever, Suzanne Prange, Dominick A. DellaSala
November 15, 2019

In contexts outside of ecology, the term "disturbance" carries a variety of negative connotations. Within ecology, however, disturbances are neither inherently negative nor positive for ecological systems; instead, their effects depend on the context, scale, and species involved. As ecologists...

Watershed Hydrology, Management and Modeling

1st Edition

Abrar Yousuf, Manmohanjit Singh
November 11, 2019

The book provides a comprehensive insight into watersheds and modeling of the hydrological processes in the watersheds. It covers the concepts of watershed hydrology and watershed management in depth. The basic types, of soil erosion and its measurement and estimation of runoff and soil loss from...

Monetary Valuation of Environmental Impacts: Models and Data

1st Edition

Bengt Steen
November 11, 2019

The book is meant to improve our understanding of sustainable development of production and consumption. Monetary values of the impact of emission and resources are determined, and used in environmental management, with a focus on sustainability. Values related to cultural context are not possible...

Indian Insects: Diversity and Science

1st Edition

S Ramani, Prashanth Mohanraj, Yeshwanth HM
November 07, 2019

Insects are the most interesting and diverse group of organisms on earth, many of which are useful as pollinators of crops and wild plants while others are useful as natural enemies keeping pestiferous insects in check. It is important to conserve these insects for our survival and for this the...

Applications of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Best Practices and Case Studies

1st Edition

J.B. Sharma
November 06, 2019

Advances in high spatial resolution mapping capabilities and the new rules established by the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States for the operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) have provided new opportunities to acquire aerial data at a lower cost and more safely...

Offshore Wind Turbines and Wave Energy Converters: Numerical and Physical Modelling

1st Edition

Constantine Michailides
November 01, 2019

The contents of the book will cover the required material for OWTs and WECs applications with focus to the needs of engineers and researchers in this field and how the aforementioned factors are appropriately addressed. Particular emphasis has been paid in the presentation of methods that should be...

Laser Scanning: An Emerging Technology in Structural Engineering

1st Edition

Belén Riveiro, Roderik Lindenbergh
October 31, 2019

This book provides an overview on the evolution of laser scanning technology and its noticeable impact in the structural engineering domain. It provides an up-to-date synthesis of the state-of-the-art of the technology for the reverse engineering of built constructions, including terrestrial,...

Risk Analysis Based on Data and Crisis Response Beyond Knowledge: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response (RACR 2019), October 15-19, 2019, Athens, Greece

1st Edition

Chongfu Huang, Zoe S. Nivolianitou
October 30, 2019

This book collects the papers presented at the 7th International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response (RACR-2019) held in Athens, Greece, on October 15-19, 2019. The overall theme of the seventh international conference on risk analysis and crisis response is Risk Analysis Based on Data...

Green Science and Technology

1st Edition

Enoch Y. Park, Takayuki Saito, Hirokazu Kawagishi, Masakazu Hara
October 25, 2019

This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of recent trends of green science and technology. Worldwide deterioration of environment and global warming threaten our lifestyle and the survival of all creatures. In order to weather these problems, we need to construct a multidisciplinary...