climate monitoring Books

  • Climate Actions

    The Cement Sustainability Initiative's (CSI) “Climate Actions” publication details the results of industry efforts to address major sustainability challenges. These include: a sector-specific CO2 Accounting and Reporting Protocol, a global database of cement plant energy and emissions performance, a new approach to the Clean Development Mechanism, ...

  • Advanced Environmental Monitoring

    When dealing with environmental concerns such as climate change or pollution, accurate environmental monitoring is a prerequisite for undertaking any course of action. This book deals with recent developments and applications of environmental monitoring technologies, with emphasis on rapidly progressing optical and biological methods. Written by ...

  • Climate Change - A Multidisciplinary Approach

    Providing a concise, up-to-date presentation of current knowledge of climate change and its implications for society as a whole, this new edition has been thoroughly updated and extended to include the latest information. The text describes the components of the global climate, considers how the many elements of climate combine to define its ...

  • The Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE)

    The Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) is a small, free-flying satellite carrying four scientific instruments to measure the solar radiation incident at the top of the Earth’s atmosphere. SORCE was successfully launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on 25 January 2003. As one element of NASA’s Earth Science Enterprise, the SORCE ...

  • Climate Change - Biological and Human Aspects

    In recent years climate change has become recognized as the foremost environmental problem of the twenty-first century. Not only will climate change potentially affect the multibillion dollar energy strategies of countries worldwide, but it also could seriously affect many species, including our own. A fascinating introduction to the subject, this ...

  • UV Radiation in Global Climate Change

    Numerous studies report that ultraviolet (UV) radiation is harmful to living organisms and detrimental to human health. Growing concerns regarding the increased levels of UV-B radiation that reach the earth's surface have led to the development of ground- and space-based measurement programs. Further study is needed on the measurement, modeling, ...

  • Climate Change: Significance for Agriculture and Forestry

    Societies throughout the world depend on food, fiber and forest products. Continuity and security of agricultural and forest production are therefore of paramount importance. Predicted changes in climate could be expected to alter, perhaps significantly, the levels and relative agricultural and forestry production of different nations over ...

  • Monitoring Butterflies for Ecology and Conservation

    Previously published in hardback and now made available in paperback, this ground-breaking book is a must for all interested in butterflies, whether as conservation biologist, amateur or professional entomologist or as a student studying the phenomenon of butterfly populations as part of a number of biology, ecology or conservation courses. ...

  • Monitoring Butterflies for Ecology and Conservation

    Previously published in hardback and now made available in paperback, this ground-breaking book is a must for all interested in butterflies, whether as conservation biologist, amateur or professional entomologist or as a student studying the phenomenon of butterfly populations as part of a number of biology, ecology or conservation courses. ...

  • Managing Forest Ecosystems: The Challenge of Climate Change

    With climate change now charging up the political agenda, there are three issues commonly making the headlines: carbon budgets, renewable energy, and the anticipated impacts of climate change. Equally important, though currently less well covered, is the issue how these effects might be mitigated.Given the significant role that forests play in the ...

  • Monitoring a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

    An international treaty banning the testing of any nuclear device in any environment - a comprehensive test ban treaty (CTBT) - has been on the political agenda for nearly 40 years. Objections to a CTBT have been political, technical, or a combination of both. However, the possibilities seem better after the end of the Cold War. In the ...

  • Forest Growth Responses to the Pollution Climate of the 21st Century

    These proceedings consist of papers presented at the 18th IUFRO workshop on Forest Growth Responses to the Pollution Climate of the 21st Century, held in Edinburgh in September 1998. Included are authoritative reviews and experimental evidence of forest growth responses in Europe and North America to the dominant components of air pollution, ...

  • Snow and Climate: Physical Processes, Surface Energy Exchange and Modeling

    The extent and variability of seasonal snow cover are important parameters in the climate system, due to their effects on energy and moisture budgets, and because surface temperature is highly dependent on snow cover. In turn, snow cover trends serve as key indicators of climate change. In the last two decades, many new techniques have become ...

  • 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 ...

  • Climate Variability and Change in High Elevation Regions: Past, Present & Future

    The world's mountain systems, including the people in them, have gained international attention in the last few decades. The United Nations' International Year of Mountains-2002 can be regarded as the culmination of a long process involving research, development of research networks, a greater awareness by various sectors of society of the ...

  • Climate Change and Arctic Sustainable Development Scientific, social, cultural and educational challenges

    The Arctic is undergoing rapid and dramatic environmental and social transformations due to climate change. This has ramifications for the entire planet, as change spreads through interconnected global networks that are environmental, cultural, economic and political. Today, with the major thrust of research shifting away from deciphering causes ...

  • Advanced Tools and Models to Improve River Basin Management in Europe in the Context of Climate Change

     Advanced Tools and Models to Improve River Basin Management in Europe in the Context of Climate Change - AquaTerra has developed from an integrated project of the 6th EU RTD Framework Programme that aims to provide the scientific basis for an improved river basin management through a better understanding of the river-sediment-soil-groundwater ...

  • Regional Aspects of Climate-Terrestrial-Hydrologic Interactions in Non-boreal Eastern Europe

    Strong atmosphere-hydrology-biosphere feedbacks including human activity affect the rate and sign of changes in the Earth’s system and have impacts on socioeconomic relationships. These processes are related to atmospheric circulation, climate and land use changes. Satellite-based and in situ monitoring systems have greatly increased our ...

  • Reefs at risk : coral reefs, human use and global climate change. A programme of action

    An overview of the ecology and values of coral reefs, and of the global changes which are threatening reefs and the societies and species which depend on them. Focuses particularly on those changes expected to occur due to global warming, and describes the programme to establish a long-term monitoring system of coastal and near-shore phenomena ...

  • The Impact of International Climate Change Policies: Leading Lawyers on Counseling Clients, Navigating Recent and Upcoming Developments, and Recognizing the Economic Impact of Climate Change Policy (Inside the Minds)

    This product provides perspective on recent changes and upcoming developments in climate change law in the United States and abroad. Featuring partners from leading national firms, it guides the reader through policies already set in place and those that may be implemented in the future. It offers advice on managing the legal side of environmental ...

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