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By Roger Barry, Thian Yew Gan

This is often the 1st textbook to handle all of the elements of the Earth's cryosphere - all varieties of snow and ice, either terrestrial and marine. It offers a concise yet entire precis of snow disguise, glaciers, ice sheets, lake and river ice, permafrost, sea ice and icebergs - their prior background and projected destiny kingdom. it truly is designed for classes at top undergraduate and graduate point in environmental technology, geography, geology, glaciology, hydrology, water source engineering and ocean sciences. It additionally offers an exceptional up to date precis for researchers of the cryosphere. The booklet comprises an in depth bibliography, various figures and colour plates, thematic containers on chosen subject matters and a word list. The booklet builds on classes taught via the authors for plenty of many years on the college of Colorado and the college of Alberta. while there are lots of present texts on person elements of the cryosphere, no different textbook covers the total cryosphere.

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By Lawrence S. Cunningham, John J. Reich

Huge direction taught national, yet specially huge in Florida, Texas, and California. frequently a well-liked non-compulsory yet required of all incoming scholars at a few colleges. Annual enrollments within the path and present TL industry percentage.

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By M. Yavuz Corapcioglu

This e-book is the 3rd quantity of a sequence: ''Advances in Porous Media''. Our goal is to offer in-depth evaluate papers that supply entire assurance to the sphere of delivery in porous media. This sequence treats delivery phenomena in porous media as an interdisciplinary subject. hence, ''Advances in Porous Media'' will proceed to advertise the extension of rules and purposes in a single region to others, slicing throughout conventional obstacles. the target of every bankruptcy is to check the paintings performed on a particular subject together with theoretical, numerical in addition to experimental experiences. The individuals of this quantity, as for prior ones, come from a number of backgrounds: civil and environmental engineering, and earth and environmental sciences. The articles are geared toward all scientists and engineers in numerous assorted fields serious about the basics and functions of techniques in porous media.

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Piton de los angeles Fournaise and Karthala are either protect volcanoes within the southwest Indian Ocean. This booklet summarizes the paintings performed on those very lively basaltic volcanoes. Piton de los angeles Fournaise has an extended background of medical examine and tracking, with many information accumulated in the course of contemporary eruptions. it truly is one in all the main studied volcanoes on the planet. The paintings awarded during this monograph comprises geological, geophysical, geochemical and petrological points, but in addition reports on actual geography, common dangers and the sociological and behavioural approaches.'

The Karthala volcano could be much less popular, however it serves as an attractive comparability to Piton de l. a. Fournaise. even though located with regards to the volcanoes of Hawaii, it differs from them via its extra alkaline magmas and no more common job. It was once additionally monitored for greater than 25 years, generating impressive eruptions in recent times.

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Download Khumbu Himal — Ergebnisse des Forschungsunternehmens Nepal by Walter Hellmich PDF

By Walter Hellmich

Der Zustand der Atmosphare iiber einem bestimmten Ort wird mit Wetter, Witterung oder Klima bezeichnet, wobei das Wetter der augenblickliche Zustand, die Witterung der mittlere Zustand innerhalb eines kiirzeren Zeitintervalls (einige Tage bis ein Jahr) und das Klima der mittlere Zustand fiir ein groBeres Zeitintervall (die Mittelwertbildung erstreckt sich iiber viele Jahre) ist. Eine solche Definition des Klimas als der Zustand der Atmosphare im langjahrigen Mittel erfaBt nicht nur die Mittelwerte bestimmter meteorologischer Elemente, wie z. B. Luft- temperatur, Luftdruck, Sonnenscheindauer usf., sondern auch die mittleren Extremwerte, die mittlere Andauer bestimmter Erscheinungen und die mittlere Haufigkeit bestimmter Werte, Luftkorper, Wetterlagen usf. Zur vollstandigen Beschreibung des Klimas eines Ortes werden auBer diesen langjahrigen Mittelwerten noch die extremen Werte (z. B. absolute Maxima und Minima der Lufttemperatur) und Angaben iiber die extremen Vorgange (z. B. Stiirme und Dberschwem- mungen, die nur sehr selten auftreten) benotigt. 1m allgemeinen andern sich Wetter, Witterung und Klima von Ort zu Ort. Sie sind jedoch in groBen, homogenen Landschaftseinheiten nur wenig unterschiedlich, wahrend es in stark ge- gliederten Teilen der Erdoberflache groBe Anderungen auf nur sehr kurze Entfernimgen gibt. Nepal ist ein sehr reich gegliedertes Land. 1m Siiden hat es Anteil an der Gangesebene; diese Landschaft heiBt das Terai und liegt teilweise weniger als a hundred m ii. NN. In den nordlichen Landes- teilen stehen in der Zentralkette des Himalaya-Gebirges eight der 14 iiber 8000 m hohen Berge der Erde.

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Download Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks, Second Edition by Jr. PDF

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This textbook outlines the actual, chemical, and biologic houses of the most important sedimentary rocks, as published by way of petrographic microscopy, geochemical strategies, and box examine. It covers the mineralogy, chemistry, textures, and sedimentary buildings that characterise sedimentary rocks, and relates those positive factors to the depositional foundation of the rocks and their next alteration through diagenetic techniques in the course of burial. as well as specific sections on siliciclastic and carbonate rocks, it additionally discusses evaporites, cherts, iron-rich sedimentary rocks, phosphorites, and carbonaceous sedimentary rocks resembling oil shales. This moment version continues the excellent remedy of sedimentary petrography and petrology supplied within the first version, and has been up-to-date with new recommendations and state-of-the-art thoughts like cathodoluminescence imaging of sedimentary rocks and backscattered electron microscopy. it's perfect for complex undergraduate and graduate classes in sedimentary petrology, and is a key reference for researchers petroleum geoscientists.

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By Tim M. Berra

This ebook in actual fact identifies approximately a hundred and seventy households of fishes by using top of the range illustrations and contains a correct account of chosen participants of that specific fish relations, in addition to a distribution map and accompanying remark on type, distribution, and variety. Key beneficial properties * top quality illustrations of representatives from each one kinfolk * Distribution map supplied for every kinfolk * Read more...

summary: This e-book truly identifies approximately a hundred and seventy households of fishes by utilizing top of the range illustrations and comprises a correct account of chosen contributors of that specific fish relatives, in addition to a distribution map and accompanying statement on category, distribution, and variety. Key positive aspects * top quality illustrations of representatives from every one relatives * Distribution map supplied for every relatives * remark for every kin

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Download Ocean Surface Waves: Their Physics and Prediction by Stanislaw R Massel PDF

By Stanislaw R Massel

This publication is meant as a guide for pros and researchers within the parts of actual Oceanography, Ocean and Coastal Engineering and as a textual content for graduate scholars in those fields.It offers a accomplished learn on floor ocean waves brought on by way of wind, together with simple mathematical ideas, actual description of the saw phenomena, useful forecasting concepts of varied wave parameters and functions in ocean and coastal engineering, all from the probabilistic and spectral issues of view.The publication commences with an outline of mechanisms of floor wave new release via wind and its glossy modeling suggestions. The stochastic and probabilistic terminology is brought and the elemental statistical and spectral homes of ocean waves are built and mentioned in detail.The bulk of fabric offers with the prediction ideas for waves in deep and coastal waters for easy and complicated ocean basins and complicated bathymetry. many of the prediction equipment, at present utilized in oceanography and ocean engineering, are defined and the examples of useful calculations illustrate the elemental text.An appendix offers an outline of the fashionable tools of wave size, together with the distant sensing strategies. additionally the wave simulation tools and random info research suggestions are mentioned. within the e-book loads of discoveries of the Russian and East ecu scientists, principally unknown within the Western literature as a result of language barrier, are said.

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