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Rock Dynamics: From Research to Engineering: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications

Haibo Li, Jianchun Li, Qianbing Zhang, Jian Zhao
April 19, 2016

Rock Dynamics: From Research to Engineering is a collection of the scientic and technical papers presented at the Second International Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications (RocDyn-2, Suzhou, China, 18-19 May 2016). The book has four sections. The first section contains 8 keynote papers,...

River Morphodynamics and Stream Ecology of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Zhaoyin Wang, Zhiwei Li, Mengzhen Xu, Guoan Yu
March 24, 2016

This book focuses on the river morphodynamics and stream ecology of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The objective of the book is to summarize and synthesize the recent studies based on field surveys undertaken in the period 2007-2014. This book was written to serve as a graduate-level text for a course...

Spatial Microsimulation with R

Robin Lovelace, Morgane Dumont
March 21, 2016

Generate and Analyze Multi-Level Data Spatial microsimulation involves the generation, analysis, and modeling of individual-level data allocated to geographical zones. Spatial Microsimulation with R is the first practical book to illustrate this approach in a modern statistical programming language...

Rip Current Prediction System for Swimmer Safety: Towards operational forecasting using a process based model and nearshore bathymetry from video

Leo Sembiring
February 23, 2016

Rip currents are among the most dangerous coastal hazards for the bathing public, and contribute to the highest portion of beach rescues all over the world. In order to help life guards in planning and preparing rescue resources so that casualties can be minimized, information about where and when...

Climate Change Impacts on the Stability of Small Tidal Inlets

Duong Minh Trang
February 09, 2016

This work explores coastal zones in the vicinity of tidal inlets, which are commonly utilized for navigation, sand mining, waterfront developments and fishing and recreation, are under particularly high population pressure and will only be exacerbated by foreshadowed climate change (CC). Although...

Geomodels in Engineering Geology: An Introduction

Peter Fookes, Geoff Pettifer, Tony Waltham
December 22, 2015

Geomodels in Engineering Geology outlines the world's climatic and morphological zones and the changes such environments bring upon the ground. It deals with fundamental aspects of surface soils and geology in relation to their engineering behavior and guides the way that ground investigation can...

Changing Climates, Ecosystems and Environments within Arid Southern Africa and Adjoining Regions: Palaeoecology of Africa 33

Jürgen Runge
October 30, 2015

This book is volume 33 of the yearbook series ‘Palaeoecology of Africa’ presenting the outcome of a ‘tribute conference’ to the internationally recognized South African researcher and palynologist Professor Louis Scott. He has recently retired, but is continuing his active research career. The...

Pressure and Temperature Well Testing

Izzy M. Kutasov, Lev V. Eppelbaum
October 21, 2015

The book comprises two parts: Pressure and Flow Well Testing (Part I) and Temperature Well Testing (Part II), and contains numerous authors’ developments. Due to the similarity in Darcy’s and Fourier’s laws the same differential diffusivity equation describes the transient flow of incompressible...

Ehrlich's Geomicrobiology

Henry Lutz Ehrlich, Dianne K. Newman, Andreas Kappler
October 15, 2015

Advances in geomicrobiology have progressed at an accelerated pace in recent years. Ehrlich’s Geomicrobiology, Sixth Edition surveys various aspects of the field, including the microbial role in elemental cycling and in the formation and degradation of minerals and fossil fuels. Unlike the fifth...

Seismic Retrofitting: Learning from Vernacular Architecture

Mariana R. Correia, Paulo B. Lourenco, Humberto Varum
September 08, 2015

Local communities have adapted for centuries to challenging surroundings, resulting from unforeseen natural hazards. Vernacular architecture often reveals very intelligent responses attuned to the environment. Therefore, the question that emerged was: how did local populations prepare their...

Hydraulic Fracturing

Michael Berry Smith, Carl Montgomery
June 09, 2015

Hydraulic Fracturing effectively busts the myths associated with hydraulic fracturing. It explains how to properly engineer and optimize a hydraulically fractured well by selecting the right materials, evaluating the economic benefits of the project, and ensuring the safety and success of the...

Karstology: Karsts, Caves and Springs: Elements of Fundamental and Applied Karstology

Eric Gilli
April 22, 2015

Karst landscapes are home to 25 percent of the world’s drinking water supplies, and in many countries water supply is highly dependent on karst aquifers. Their unique structures, containing many voids, are a particular problem for building corporations and land developers. This book, written...

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