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Water Policy and Planning in a Variable and Changing Climate

Kathleen A. Miller, Alan F. Hamlet, Douglas S. Kenney, Kelly T. Redmond
March 29, 2018

Water Policy and Planning in a Variable and Changing Climate addresses the current challenges facing western water planners and policy makers in the United States and considers strategies for managing water resources and related risks in the future. Written by highly-regarded experts in the...

Soil Nitrogen Uses and Environmental Impacts

Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart
March 27, 2018

Nitrogen (N) is potentially one of the most complex elements on the Earth. It is necessary for all biological activity, but creates negative impacts on water and air quality. There is a balancing act between deficiency and surplus and the forms of N available further complicate our understanding of...

Nanotoxicology: Toxicity Evaluation, Risk Assessment and Management

Vineet Kumar, Nandita Dasgupta, Shivendu Ranjan
March 26, 2018

As the application of nanotechnology in the myriad disciplines of science and engineering--from agriculture, pharmaceuticals, material science, and biotechnology to sensors, electronics, and mechanical and electrical engineering--brings benefits it also can produce serious threats to human health...

Natural Hazards: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Landslides

Ramesh Singh, Darius Bartlett
March 21, 2018

This book addresses relevant aspects of earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides from a scientific and applied engineering perspective. It aims to provide information on the physics and physical processes, indicators, monitoring, mitigation, and geology of these natural hazards. The book highlights...

Principles and Practices of Aquatic Law

John Robert Fletemeyer
March 20, 2018

This book presents the best practices and principles related to aquatic law and risk management. Its focus is injury and death occurring in aquatic environments including the ocean, pools, water parks, canals, rivers, lakes, dams, etc. It discusses the importance of aquatic risk management as it...

Exploring Natural Hazards: A Case Study Approach

Darius Bartlett, Ramesh Singh
March 16, 2018

This book addresses natural hazards from a scientific and applied engineering perspective. It provides information on the physics and physical processes of a range of natural phenomena that pose hazards to human society, including tropical cyclones, droughts, floods, and lightning. It highlights...

Arsenic in Groundwater: Poisoning and Risk Assessment

M. Manzurul Hassan
March 15, 2018

Arsenic-contaminated groundwater has created one of the world's largest environmental health crises. This book addresses the arsenic issue within a scientific and social science framework, with the context set by environmental and legal considerations. The text explores the methodological issues of...

Environmental Management of Marine Ecosystems

Md. Nazrul Islam, Sven Erik Jorgensen
March 15, 2018

This book will illustrate the current status, trends and effects of climate, natural disturbances and anthropogenic stressors on marine ecosystems. It shows how to integrate different management tools and models in an up-to-date, multidisciplinary approach to environmental management. Through...

Multisensor Data Fusion and Machine Learning for Environmental Remote Sensing

Ni-Bin Chang, Kaixu Bai
March 13, 2018

Combining versatile data sets from multiple satellite sensors with advanced thematic information retrieval is a powerful way for studying complex earth systems. The book Multisensor Data Fusion and Machine Learning for Environmental Remote Sensing offers complete understanding of the basic...

Statistical Methods for Field and Laboratory Studies in Behavioral Ecology

Scott Pardo, Michael Pardo
March 09, 2018

Statistical Methods for Field and Laboratory Studies in Behavioral Ecology focuses on how statistical methods may be used to make sense of behavioral ecology and other data. It presents fundamental concepts in statistical inference and intermediate topics such as multiple least squares regression...

Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management

Eugenio Martinez-Falero, Susana Martin-Fernandez, Antonio D. Garcia-Abril
March 09, 2018

Forest management has evolved from a mercantilist view to a multi-functional one that integrates economic, social, and ecological aspects. However, the issue of sustainability is not yet resolved. Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management brings together global research in three...

Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning: Principles and Processing, Second Edition

Jie Shan, Charles K. Toth
March 05, 2018

This book provides a comprehensive discussion of topographic LiDAR principles, systems, data acquisition, and data processing techniques. Ranging and scanning fundamentals, and broad, contemporary analysis of airborne LiDAR systems, as well as those situated on land and in space are covered. Also...

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