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    Practical Environmental Statistics and Data Analysis

    Most environmental problems involve a large degree of uncertainty, and one way to improve understanding of the issues affecting the global environment is the use of statistics. This book describes the application of statistical methods in different environmental fields, with an emphasis on how to solve real-world problems in complex systems. The ...

  • Mechanized Tunnelling in Urban Areas

    Internationally, the mechanized excavation of tunnels has intensified in the last two decades, as the number of tunnels being constructed for subways and railway underpasses increases. The subject of mechanized tunnelling in urban areas has not previously received the attention that it deserves, despite there being specific hazards associated with ...

  • Radar Remote Sensing of Urban Areas

    This book presents a unique collection of state-of-the-art contributions by international remote sensing experts focussing on methodologies to extract information about urban areas from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data. SAR is an active remote sensing technique capable to gather data independently from sun light and weather conditions. ...

  • European models of good practice in protected areas

    Four case studies of European protected areas are presented illustrating particular themes of management practice. The National Park of Abruzzo, Latium and Molise (Italy) serves as a model for zoning; the Bialowieza National Park (Poland) for monitoring; participatory management is exemplified in the Minorca Biosphere Reserve in Spain; and the ...

  • European Models of Good Practice in Protected Areas

    This book presents four case studies of European protected areas illustrating particular themes of management practice. The National Park of Abruzzo, Latium and Molise (Italy) serves as a model for zoning, the Bialowieza National Park (Poland) for monitoring, participatory management is exemplified in the Minorca Biosphere Reserve in Spain, and ...

  • Monitoring Methods for Toxics in the Atmosphere

    Addresses some of the most important classes of air toxics, those that currently generate national and international concern regarding human and ecological hazards, namely volatile organic compounds; acid gases; and HCL and heavy metals from waste incineration. 16 papers that review developments and challenges in the areas of sampling, ...

  • Corporate Counsel`s Monitor

    Keep abreast of monthly developments on a broad spectrum of federal laws with this newsletter. It provides you with current updates and articles on case law, legislation, and regulations in a variety of areas, including securities law, intellectual property, international law, ERISA, export controls, wage and hour laws, FCPA, products liability, ...

  • Infrasound Monitoring for Atmospheric Studies

    The infrasound field, the science of low-frequency acoustic waves, has developed into a broad interdisciplinary field encompassing academic disciplines of physics and recent technical and scientific developments.In 1996, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), prohibiting atmospheric nuclear ...

  • Protected areas of the world : a review of national systems, v.2. Palearctic

    This is the first time a world-wide survey of protected area systems has been compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. It is organized into national accounts, each comprising a description of the national protected areas system, accompanied by a summary list and map of protected areas. The directory aims to provide extensive ...

  • Protected areas of the world : a review of national systems, v.3 Afrotropical

    This is the first time a world-wide survey of protected area systems has been compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. It is organized into national accounts, each comprising a description of the national protected areas system, accompanied by a summary list and map of protected areas. The directory aims to provide extensive ...

  • Monitoring and Modelling Lakes and Coastal Environments

    Lakes and costal wetlands play a vital role in global ecosystems. They provide a habitat for a wide variety of flora and fauna and help to maintain the life cycle of many species. Lakes and coastal wetlands all over the world are ideal places for human habitation, fisheries, industries, shipping and recreation. Habitat environments of lakes and ...

  • Monitoring Nature Conservation in Cultural Habitats:

    Monitoring Nature Conservation in Cultural Habitats presents monitoring as an integral component of responsible conservation management and as a catalyst for decision making. The early sections of the book cover key areas in the development of a monitoring project, including:- The roles of survey and surveillance- Incorporating knowledge from ...

  • Solid Waste: Assessment, Monitoring and Remediation

    This book covers a broad group of wastes, from biowaste to hazardous waste, but primarily the largest (by mass and volume) group of wastes that are not hazardous, but also are not inert, and are problematic for three major reasons: (1) they are difficult to manage because of their volume: usually they are used in civil engineering as a common fill ...

  • Protected areas of the world : a review of national systems, v.4. Nearctic and neotropical

    This is the first time a world-wide survey of protected area systems has been compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. It is organized into national accounts, each comprising a description of the national protected areas system, accompanied by a summary list and map of protected areas. The directory aims to provide extensive ...

  • Recent Advances in Nuclear Explosion Monitoring

    This topical volume focuses on the most recent advances that have been achieved in relevant fields of research of nuclear test ban monitoring, including seismology, infrasound- and hydro-acoustics, as well as nuclear physics and atmospheric backtracking. This research has been presented during the special sessions on 'Research and Development in ...

  • Feasibility of a Monitoring Programme for the Guiana Shield Initiative

    The Guiana Shield region contains more than 25% of the world’s tropical rainforests, most still in pristine condition. The Guiana Shield Initiative is working to preserve this ecologically important and unique area of the earth.In order to do so, up-to-date and accurate information is needed – a greater part of which could be fulfilled by the ...

  • Feasibility of a monitoring programme for the Guiana Shield Initiative

    The Guiana Shield region contains more than 25% of the world’s tropical rainforests, most still in pristine condition. The Guiana Shield Initiative is working to preserve this ecologically important and unique area of the earth. In order to do so, up-to-date and accurate information is needed – a greater part of which could be fulfilled by the ...

  • Forest Fires - Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Forest Fires

    Forest Fires are very complex phenomena which, under the right physical conditions, can rapidly devastate large areas, as demonstrated by recent events. There is also widespread awareness that the risk may increase as a result of climate changes.Different approaches are required for controlling fires in rural areas as opposed to urban ...

  • Monitoring Ecological Condition in the Western United States

    This volume is the proceedings of a symposium held on April 6-8, 1999, in San Francisco, CA, USA, and sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP). EMAP is the primary program of the EPA's Office of Research and Development to advance the science of statistically-based ...

  • Protected areas of the world : a review of national systems, v.1. Indomalaya, Oceania, Australia and Antarctic

    This is the first time a world-wide survey of protected area systems has been compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. It is organized into national accounts, each comprising a description of the national protected areas system, accompanied by a summary list and map of protected areas. The directory aims to provide extensive ...

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