Environmental Science

Physical Principles and Applications

Author: Egbert Boeker,Rienk van Grondelle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471495765

Category: Science

Page: 362

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Providing extensive coverage of the field, this book brings togethe the latest developments, theories, research and concerns from both a scientifi an social perspective. Beginning with an introduction on approaching environmenta problems, the text then moves on to look at climatic change, energy conversion the transport of pollutants, experimental methods and ends with a discussio on science and society Features li>/li>li>/li>li>/li>/ul>br> br> br> br>
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Principles and Applications of ESR Spectroscopy

Author: Anders Lund,Masaru Shiotani,Shigetaka Shimada

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402053443

Category: Science

Page: 461

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Principles and Applications of ESR Spectroscopy fills the gap between the detailed monographs in ESR spectroscopy and the general textbooks in molecular physics, physical chemistry, biochemistry or spectroscopy. The latter only briefly explain the underlying theory and do not provide details about applications, while the currently available ESR textbooks are primarily focused on the technique as such. This text is based upon the authors’ long experience of teaching the subject to a mixed audience, in the extreme case ranging from physics to biology. The potential of the method is illustrated with applications in fields such as molecular science, catalysis and environmental sciences, polymer and materials sciences, biochemistry and radiation chemistry/physics. Theoretical derivations have in general been omitted, as they have been presented repeatedly in previous works. The necessary theory is instead illustrated by practical examples from the literature.
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Environmental Physics

Sustainable Energy and Climate Change

Author: Egbert Boeker,Rienk van Grondelle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119975190

Category: Science

Page: 456

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This thoroughly revised and updated third edition focuses on the utilization of sustainable energy and mitigating climate change, serving as an introduction to physics in the context of societal problems. A distinguishing feature of the text is the discussion of spectroscopy and spectroscopic methods as a crucial means to quantitatively analyze and monitor the condition of the environment, the factors determining climate change, and all aspects of energy conversion. This textbook will be invaluable to students in physics and related subjects, and supplementary materials are available on a companion website.
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Principles of Environmental Sciences

Author: Jan J. Boersema,Lucas Reijnders

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402091583

Category: Science

Page: 542

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International experts provide a comprehensive picture of the principles, concepts and methods that are applicable to problems originating from the interaction between the living/non-living environment and mankind. Both the analysis of such problems and the way solutions to environmental problems may work in specific societal contexts are addressed. Disciplinary approaches are discussed but there is a focus on multi- and interdisciplinary methods. A large number of practical examples and case studies are presented. There is special emphasis on modelling and integrated assessment. This book is different because it stresses the societal, cultural and historical dimensions of environmental problems. The main objective is to improve the ability to analyse and conceptualise environmental problems in context and to make readers aware of the value and scope of different methods. Ideal as a course text for students, this book will also be of interest to researchers and consultants in the environmental sciences.
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Environmental Physics

Author: Clare Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134634242

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Environmental Physics is a comprehensive introduction to the physical concepts underlying environmental science. The importance and relevance of physics is emphasised by its application to real environmental problems with a wide range of case studies. Applications included cover energy use and production, global climate, the physics of living things, radioactivity, environmental remote sensing, noise pollution and the physics of the Earth. The book makes the subject accessible to those with little physics background, keeping mathematical treatment straightforward. The text is lively and informative, and is supplemented by numerous illustrations, photos, tables of useful data, and a glossary of key terms.
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Principles of Environmental Physics

Author: John Monteith,Mike Unsworth

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080924793

Category: Science

Page: 440

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Environmental Physics concerns the description and analysis of physical processes that establish the conditions in which all species of life survive and reproduce. The subject involves a synthesis of mathematical relations that describe the physical nature of the environment and the many biological responses that environments evoke. Environmental Physics provides a basis for understanding the complex responses of plants and animals to environmental change. International concern with climate change has made both politicans and the general public much more aware of the impact of local and global weather on all aspects of domestic life, industry and commerce. Environmental Physics has become more widely used by biologists, atmospheric scientists and climate modellers to specify interations between surfaces and the atmosphere. This new edition contains further material on causes of global warming, applications of remote sensing, and the carbon and water cycles of crops and forests. * Presents a unique synthesis of micrometeorology and ecology in its widest sense. * Deals quantitatively with the impact of weather on living systems but also with the interactions between them that are a central feature of life on earth * Includes an up-to-date bibliography and review of recent micrometeorological applications in forestry, ecology, hydrology and agriculture * Includes numerical problems and worked examples
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Mechanics in the Earth and Environmental Sciences

Author: Gerard V. Middleton,Peter R. Wilcock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521446693

Category: Science

Page: 459

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The study of the Earth and the environment requires an understanding of the physical processes within and at the surface of the Earth. This book will allow the student to develop a broad working knowledge of mechanics and its application to the earth and environmental sciences. The mathematics are introduced at a level that assumes only an understanding of first-year calculus. The concepts are then developed to allow an understanding of the basic physics for a wide range of natural processes. These are illustrated by examples from many real situations, such as the application of the theory of flow through porous media to the study of groundwater, the viscosity of fluids to the flow of lava, and the theory of stress to the study of faults. The breadth of topics will allow students and professionals to gain an insight into the workings of many aspects of the Earth's systems.
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Principles of Environmental Physics

Plants, Animals, and the Atmosphere

Author: John Lennox Monteith,M. H. Unsworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780123869104

Category: Science

Page: 401

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"Principles of Environmental Physics: Plants, Animals, and the Atmosphere, 4e, "provides a basis for understanding the complex physical interactions of plants and animals with their natural environment. It is the essential reference to provide environmental and ecological scientists and researchers with the physical principles, analytic tools, and data analysis methods they need to solve problems. This book describes the principles by which radiative energy reaches the earth s surface and reviews the latest knowledge concerning the surface radiation budget. The processes of radiation, convection, conduction, evaporation, and carbon dioxide exchange are analyzed. Many applications of environmental physics principles are reviewed, including the roles of surface albedo and atmospheric aerosols in modifying microclimate and climate, remote sensing of vegetation properties, wind forces on trees and crops, dispersion of pathogens and aerosols, controls of evaporation from vegetation and soil (including implications of changing weather and climate), and interpretation of micrometeorological measurements of carbon dioxide and other trace gas fluxes. Presents a unique synthesis of micrometeorology and ecology in its widest senseDeals quantitatively with the impact of weather on living systems but also with the interactions between organisms and the atmosphere that are a central feature of life on earthOffers numerous worked examples and problems with solutionsProvides many examples of laboratory and field measurements and their interpretationIncludes an up-to-date bibliography and review of recent micrometeorological applications in forestry, ecology, hydrology, and agriculture"
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Physics for Nonphysicists

Author: Frank R. Spellman

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 1605902799

Category: Science

Page: 282

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Environmental professionals who look beyond their specialties and acquire knowledge in a variety of sciences not only make solving on-the-job problems easier for themselves, but they also increase their employment opportunities. This fifth book in the 'non-specialist' series provides both professionals and students with a clear, concise overview of the most important aspects of physics in a way that anyone, even those who have never taken a formal physics course, can relate to. Starting with the basic principles of measurement, conversion factors, and math operations, the author explores the topics of motion and force, work and energy, gravity, atoms, heat, sound, light and color, and basic electricity. Each chapter examines the jargon, concepts, key concerns, and applications of physics in action and ends with a chapter review test.
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