Category: Climatology

  • Report on Global Environmental Competitiveness (2013) by Li Jianping, Li Minrong, Wang Jinnan, Li Jianjian, Su

    By Li Jianping, Li Minrong, Wang Jinnan, Li Jianjian, Su Hongwen, Huang Maoxing

    This e-book explores the environmental competitiveness of 133 international locations worldwide, featuring an index review process to facilitate a comparative research of environmental competitiveness on a world scale. it is a new option to degree competitiveness within the gentle of the contradiction among international fiscal improvement and environmental defense. international environmental competitiveness covers 5 features: the ecological setting, assets surroundings, environmental administration, environmental affects and environmental coordination. The authors use longitudinal research and horizontal research, combining qualitative and quantitative research tools to be able to behavior an in-depth examine of theoretical, empirical and methodological problems with international environmental competitiveness.

    The paintings is gifted right here in 3 major elements starting with the speculation, technical road-map and analytical technique used. the second one half studies at the international locations as evaluate gadgets, examining the improvement prestige of worldwide environmental competitiveness as an entire and revealing the strengths and weaknesses of every country’s environmental competitiveness. simple paths and techniques to reinforce the competitiveness point are provided. within the 3rd half the reader will find a sub-report and review of the environmental competitiveness for 133 nations worldwide, revealing the features and relative alterations of nations representing assorted degrees of improvement, so one can supply an immense decision-making connection with these contemplating environmental financial guidelines, specially these contemplating accelerating a eco-friendly fiscal transformation and embellishing environmental competitiveness.

    This booklet will entice students and execs with an curiosity in environmental matters and environmental competitiveness at an international point, in addition to people with an curiosity in all the 133 international locations analyzed during this textual content, together with environmental coverage makers in these nations.

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  • Evaluation of the Multifunction Phased Array Radar Planning by National Academies

    By National Academies

    The Multifunction Phased Array Radar (MPAR) is one in all probability not pricey strategy to meet the surveillance wishes and of numerous enterprises at present utilizing decades-old radar networks. those organisations together with the nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric management s (NOAA) nationwide climate provider (NWS), the Federal Aviation management (FAA), the dept of safety (DOD) and the dep. of place of origin safeguard (DHS) have many and sundry requisites and attainable purposes of contemporary radar know-how. This e-book analyzes what's missing within the present procedure, the proper features of phased array know-how, technical demanding situations, price matters, and compares attainable choices. either particular and overarching thoughts are defined.
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  • Lightning Physics and Lightning Protection by Eduard M. Bazelyan, Yuri P. Raizer

    By Eduard M. Bazelyan, Yuri P. Raizer

    In Lightning Physics and Lightning safeguard the

    authors offer a accomplished and updated

    review of lightning, together with its dangers and

    protection ideas. The ebook considers:

    The mechanisms of lightning discharge

    processes: the initiation of a pacesetter, go back stroke

    and next parts, utilizing experimental

    data and idea.

    The results of enormous plane, high-voltage traces

    and different high-altitude buildings on lightning

    trajectory and chief charm.

    The motion of lightning's electric and magnetic

    fields and the lightning present on business

    premises, strength transmission strains, underground

    communications, plane and their electric

    circuits and the induction of a deadly

    overvoltage.

    Effectiveness of traditional protecting

    measures, and offers technical suggestion and

    practical strategies.

    The customers for the preventive keep an eye on of a

    lightning chief.

    The reader won't locate the following all a variety of

    observations on lightning, yet measurements

    useful for the certainty of lightning and its

    effects are chosen and seriously mentioned. The

    clear, hassle-free and systematic

    presentation of complex fabric, a deep

    insight into the physics of lightning, a large use of

    simple analytical estimats in addition to an in depth

    illustration of results by way of desktop simulation

    create a booklet that might be of use to a large circle

    of specialist and complex scholars of

    physics, geophysics, electro-, power-, radio-,

    aircraft- and spacecraft engineers, who

    investigate lightning phenomena and feature to

    solve sensible security difficulties. it is going to aid a

    specialist eager about new know-how to foresee

    possible dangerous results, offering them with

    the details essential to keep an eye on the

    destructive motion of lightning.

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  • Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the two-way street of by Dave Reay (auth.)

    By Dave Reay (auth.)

    Packed with provocative case experiences, calculations and way of life comparisons, this unique and authoritative booklet makes the complexities of climatology comprehensible and demanding situations readers to reconsider their notions of 'doing their bit'. The paperback version encompasses a new preface from Mark Lynas, writer of excessive Tide: information From a Warming World

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  • Exploring Climate Change through Science and in Society: An by Mike Hulme, Matthew Nisbet

    By Mike Hulme, Matthew Nisbet

    Mike Hulme has been learning weather switch for over thirty years and is at the present time the most targeted and recognisable voices talking across the world approximately weather swap within the academy, in public and within the media. The argument that he has made powerfully during the last few years is that weather swap should be understood up to an idea located in several cultural contexts because it is as a actual phenomenon to be studied via common medical practices. weather swap at its middle embraces either technology and society, either wisdom and culture.

    Hulme’s quite a few educational and well known writings have explored what this angle skill for different methods weather swap is studied, narrated, argued over and acted upon. Exploring weather switch via technological know-how and in Society gathers jointly for the 1st time a set of his most well-liked, well-liked and debatable articles, essays, speeches, interviews and studies relationship again to the past due Nineteen Eighties. The 50 or so brief goods are grouped jointly in seven subject matters - technological know-how, discovering, tradition, coverage, speaking, Controversy, Futures - and inside every one topic are prepared chronologically to bare altering principles, proof and views approximately weather switch. every one themed part is preceded with a quick advent, drawing out the most matters tested. 3 considerable unpublished new essays were in particular written for the ebook, together with one reflecting at the legacy of Climategate.

    Taken as a set, those writings display the adjustments in medical and public understandings of weather switch because the overdue Eighties, as refracted throughout the brain and expression of 1 major educational and public commentator. the gathering exhibits the numerous other ways during which it will be significant to method the belief of weather switch to interpret and make experience of the divergent and discordant voices proclaiming it within the public sphere.

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  • Physics of Space Storms: From the Solar Surface to the Earth by Hannu Koskinen

    By Hannu Koskinen

    This specific, authoritative e-book introduces and competently depicts the present cutting-edge within the box of house storms. Professor Koskinen, a popular specialist within the box, takes the fundamental realizing of the procedure, including the physics of area plasmas, and produces a therapy of area storms. He combines a high-quality base describing house physics phenomena with a rigorous theoretical foundation. the themes diversity from the storms within the sun surroundings in the course of the sunlight wind, magnetosphere, and ionosphere to the construction of the storm-related geoelectric box at the flooring. the main up to date details on hand is gifted in a transparent, analytical and quantitative method. The booklet is split into 3 components. half 1 is a phenomenological creation to house climate from the solar to the Earth. half 2 comprehensively provides the elemental strategies of house plasma physics. It includes discussions of primary options of area plasma physics, ranging from underlying electrodynamics and statistical physics of charged debris and carrying on with to unmarried particle movement inhomogeneous electromagnetic fields, waves in chilly plasma approximation, Vlasov thought, magnetohydrodynamics, instabilities in area plasmas, reconnection and dynamo. Part3 bridges the space among the basic plasma physics and learn point physics of area storms. This half discusses radiation and scattering methods, delivery and diffusion, shocks and surprise acceleration, storms at the sunlight, within the magnetosphere, the coupling to the ambience and flooring. The e-book is concluded with a quick evaluation of what's recognized of area storms on different planets. One software of establishing this bridge is vast cross-referencing among some of the chapters. workout difficulties of various hassle are embedded in the major physique of text.

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  • Advances in Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics by D. D. Alexakis, D. G. Hadjimitsis, S. Michaelides, I.

    By D. D. Alexakis, D. G. Hadjimitsis, S. Michaelides, I. Tsanis, A. Retalis, C. Demetriou (auth.), Costas G. Helmis, Panagiotis T. Nastos (eds.)

    This publication basically contains the lawsuits of the eleventh foreign convention of Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics (COMECAP 2012) that's held in Athens from 30 could to at least one June 2012. The convention addresses researchers, pros and scholars attracted to the subsequent themes: Agricultural Meteorology and Climatology, Air caliber, utilized Meteorology and Climatology, functions of Meteorology within the power zone, Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, Atmospheric Radiation, Atmospheric Boundary Layer, Biometeorology and Bioclimatology, weather Dynamics, Climatic alterations, Cloud Physics, Dynamic and Synoptic Μeteorology, severe occasions, Hydrology and Hydrometeorology, Mesoscale Meteorology, Micrometeorology/Urban Microclimate, distant Sensing/ satellite tv for pc Meteorology and Climatology, climate research and Forecasting. The booklet contains all papers which were permitted for presentation on the conference.

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  • Climate Conflicts - A Case of International Environmental by Silke Marie Christiansen

    By Silke Marie Christiansen

    The publication addresses the query of no matter if the at present on hand tools of foreign environmental and overseas humanitarian legislations are appropriate to weather conflicts. It clarifies the various pathways major from weather switch to clash and provides an research of foreign environmental legislations embedded in the overseas doctrine of nation accountability. It is going directly to talk about even if weather swap quantities to a subject coated via paintings. 2.4 UN constitution – the prohibition of using strength. It then considers the prospective program of foreign humanitarian legislation to weather conflicts. The booklet additionally bargains a definition of the time period “climate conflict”, drawing on felony in addition to peace and clash studies.


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  • Sustainability Science: Field Methods and Exercises by Miguel Esteban, Tomohiro Akiyama, Chiahsin Chen, Izumi

    By Miguel Esteban, Tomohiro Akiyama, Chiahsin Chen, Izumi Ikeda, Takashi Mino

    This publication builds up at the adventure and classes learnt by means of teachers on the Graduate application in Sustainability technological know-how, worldwide management Initiative (GPSS-GLI) on the collage of Tokyo. a couple of students within the new box of sustainability technology describe how box tools and routines are performed during this self-discipline, including the theoretical foundation for such routines. Case reviews of assorted international locations worldwide the place those routines are performed are showcased, emphasizing many of the socio-economic concerns and difficulties dealing with humanity and attainable methods ahead to construct extra sustainable and resilient societies. the ultimate goal is to complement the sphere of sustainability technological know-how through describing the radical facets utilized in the sector workouts conducted through practitioners of this cross-disciplinary field.

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