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Advanced Environmental Monitoring with Remote Sensing Time Series Data and R

1st Edition

Alexandra Gemitzi, Nikolaos Koutsias, Venkat Lakshmi
November 27, 2019

This book provides a step-by-step guide on how to use various publicly available remotely sensed time series data sources for environmental monitoring and assessment. Readers will learn how to extract valuable information on global changes from a 20-year collection of ready-to-use remotely sensed...

The Design, Performance, and Analysis of Slug Tests

2nd Edition

James Johnson Butler, Jr.
November 21, 2019

The slug test can provide valuable information for hydrogeologic investigations ranging from assessments of sites of groundwater contamination to the monitoring of well deterioration through time. Inappropriate procedures in one or more phases of a test program, however, can introduce considerable...

Understanding the Impact of Human Interventions on the Hydrology of Nile Basin Headwaters, the Case of Upper Tekeze Catchments

1st Edition

Tesfay Gebretsadkan Gebremicael
November 19, 2019

The availability and distribution of water resources in catchments are influenced by various natural and anthropogenic factors. Human-induced environmental changes are key factors controlling the hydrological flows of semi-arid catchments. Land degradation, water scarcity and inefficient...

Aquatic Chemistry Concepts, Second Edition

2nd Edition

James F. Pankow
November 18, 2019

Aquatic Chemistry Concepts, Second Edition, is a fully revised and updated textbook that fills the need for a comprehensive treatment of aquatic chemistry and covers the many complicated equations and principles of aquatic chemistry. It presents the established science of equilibrium water...

Optimisation of Dynamic Heterogeneous Rainfall Sensor Networks in the Context of Citizen Observatories

1st Edition

Juan Carlos Chacon-Hurtado
November 12, 2019

Precipitation drives the dynamics of flows and storages in water systems, making its monitoring essential for water management. Conventionally, precipitation is monitored using in-situ and remote sensors. In-situ sensors are arranged in networks, which are usually sparse, providing continuous...

The Value of Using Hydrological Datasets for Water Allocation Decisions: Earth Observations, Hydrological Models and Seasonal Forecasts

1st Edition

Alexander José Kaune Schmidt
November 12, 2019

An increasing number of hydrological datasets from earth observations, hydrological models and seasonal forecasts have become available for water managers, consultants and the general public. These datasets are state-of-the-art products which are usually accessible online and may contribute to...

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...

Microbial Biofilms in Bioremediation and Wastewater Treatment

1st Edition

Y.V. Nancharaiah, Vayalam P. Venugopalan
October 31, 2019

Biofilms represent the natural living style of microbial communities and play a pivotal role in biogeochemical cycles and natural attenuation. Biofilms can be engineered for biodegradation and biotransformation of organic and inorganic contaminants, for both in situ bioremediation and ex situ...

Anaerobic Treatment and Resource Recovery from Methanol Rich Waste Gases and Wastewaters

1st Edition

Tejaswini Eregowda
October 29, 2019

Methanol is an important volatile organic compound (VOC) present in the gaseous and liquid effluents of process industries such as pulp and paper, paint manufacturing and petroleum refineries. An estimated 65% of the total methanol emission was from the Kraft mills of the pulp and paper industries....

Bioremediation: A Sustainable Approach to Preserving Earth’s Water

1st Edition

Sanjay K. Sharma
October 23, 2019

Bioremediation: A Sustainable Approach to Preserving Earth’s Water discusses the latest research in green chemistry practices and principles that are involved in water remediation and the quality improvement of water. The presence of heavy metals, dyes, fluoride, dissolved solids and many...

Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control for the Municipal Water Cycle in a River Basin Context: Validation of the Three-Step Strategic Approach

1st Edition

Alberto Galvis-Castaño
October 09, 2019

The protection of water resources from deterioration in quality by pollution discharges is probably the biggest challenge in sustainable water resources management in the recent decades. In practice, most countries have adopted pollution control strategies and measures which are based on ‘...

Automatic Detection Algorithms of Oil Spill in Radar Images

1st Edition

Maged Marghany
October 04, 2019

Synthetic Aperture Radar Automatic Detection Algorithms (SARADA) for Oil Spills conveys the pivotal tool required to fully comprehend the advanced algorithms in radar monitoring and detection of oil spills, particularly quantum computing and algorithms as a keystone to comprehending theories and...