Wind Monitoring Books

  • The Mars Plasma Environment

    This book contains the latest results on the plasma environment of Mars and its interaction with the solar wind. These results include mapping of the plasma environment with the instruments on Mars Express and Mars Global Surveyor, the latest numerical simulations, and theoretical studies. This comprehensive examination of the Mars environment ...

  • Physical Approach to Short-Term Wind Power Prediction

    The effective integration of wind energy into the overall electricity supply is a technical and economical challenge because the availability of wind power is determined by fluctuating meteorological conditions. This book offers an approach to the ultimate goal of the short-term prediction of the power output of winds farms. Starting from basic ...

  • Space Weather

    The various processes that connect the physics of the Sun with that of the Earth's environment has become known as 'Space Weather' during recent years, a slogan that has emerged in connection with many other expressions adapted from meteorology, such as solar wind, magnetic clouds or polar rain. This volume is intended as a first graduate-level ...

  • Particle Image Velocimetry

    This book is a detailed presentation of the cooperative research activity undertaken by 20 European teams to contribute to the development of Particle Image Velocimetry. This research was performed over a period of two years, in the frame of a European Brite-Euram contract and was greatly enhanced by its cooperative aspect. The book presents ...

  • Neural Networks and Sea Time Series

    Increasingly, neural networks are used and implemented in a wide range of fields and have become useful tools in probabilistic analysis and prediction theory. This book—unique in the literature—studies the application of neural networks to the analysis of time series of sea data, namely significant wave heights and sea levels. The particular ...

  • Up Against the Wall: An Examination of Building Envelope Interface Techniques and Systems

    Twelve peer-reviewed papers provide the latest information available on building envelope interface. These papers represent original research to reduce water leakage attributed to window installation practices, particularly in residential and light commercial construction.Topics cover:How to detect and observe hidden window leaks using infrared ...

  • Rogue Waves in the Ocean

    The book is written for specialists in the fields of fluid mechanics, applied mathematics, nonlinear physics, physical oceanography and geophysics, and also for students learning these subjects. It includes a wide range of observational data on rogue (or freak) waves in the seas and coastal waters, as well as presenting a basic statistical ...

  • Vital Signs 2010

    From rising meat and seafood production to changes in the climate, Vital Signs 2010 documents 24 trends that are shaping our future and includes concise analyses and clear ...

  • PLAN B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

    Experts were “stunned” this past summer by the loss of Arctic sea ice. An area almost twice the size of Britain disappeared in a single week.The Greenland ice cap is melting so fast that it is triggering minor earthquakes as pieces of ice weighing several billion tons break off the ice sheet and slide into the sea. The West Antarctic ...

  • The world's mangroves. 1980-2005 (En)

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersMangroves, commonly found along sheltered coastlines in the tropics and subtropics, fulfil important socio-economic and environmental functions: providing wood and non-wood forest products, protecting shores against wind, waves and water currents; conserving biological diversity; protecting coral reefs, sea-grass beds ...

  • Dayside and Polar Cap Aurora

    The auroral emissions in the upper atmosphere of the polar regions of the Earth are evidence of the capture of energetic particles from the Sun, streaming by the Earth as the solar wind. These auroral emissions, then, are a window to outer space, and can provide us with valuable information about electrodynamic coupling processes between the solar ...

  • Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment

    Due to the mounting demand for energy and increasing population of the world, switching from nonrenewable fossil fuels to other energy sources is not an option—it is a necessity. Focusing on a cost-effective option for the generation of electricity, Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment covers all facets of wind energy and wind ...

  • Mars

    The manned mission is seen as a first step towards a Mars surface exploration base-station and, later, establishing permanent settlement. The location and use of Mars’s natural resources is vital to enable cost-effective long-duration human exploration and exploitation missions as well as subsequent human colonization. Planet resources include ...

  • Surviving 1000 Centuries

    The circumstances that will shape the long-term future of our planet will be constrained by what is physically possible and what is not. This book provides a quantitative view of our civilization over the next 100,000 years, in comparison to the 40-60,000 years it took for modern humans to emerge from Africa, on the basis of contemporary ...

  • Wind Energy

    This book comprises reports on basic research, as well as research related to the practical exploitation and application of wind energy. 'Wind Energy' comprehensively describes the atmospheric turbulent wind condition on different time scales, and the interaction of wind turbines with both wind and water flows, which are significant factors to ...

  • Switched On : Renewable Energy Opportunities in the Tourism Industry

    This handbook is a guide for tourism businesses to learn what the opportunities and benefits of renewable energy are, what questions to ask suppliers on system configuration and design, and how to select reliable suppliers. It contains information on a wide range of renewable energy technologies that can be used by tourism businesses, and ...

  • Ocean Modelling for Beginners

    The book gives an introduction to computer-based modelling of oceanic processes. It is the first of its kind and contains over twenty practical exercises, using freely available Open-Source software, and covers a wide range of topics from long surface waves, geostrophic flows, through to the general wind-driven circulation including western ...

  • The Magnetospheric Cusps: Structure and Dynamics

    This collection of papers will address the question 'What is the Magnetospheric Cusp?' and what is its role in the coupling of the solar wind to the magnetosphere as well as its role in the processes of particle transport and energization within the magnetosphere. The cusps have traditionally been described as narrow funnel-shaped regions that ...

  • Solar and Galactic Composition

    Measurements of the composition of various bodies and particles in the solar system and the galaxy give us a remarkably accurate understanding of how the galaxy or the solar system formed. This workshop joined the various communities concerned with the composition of the Sun and its surroundings. It united workers from two very active space ...

  • Mars´ Magnetism, and Its Interaction with the Solar Wind

    Given that the question of an internal magnetic field is of fundamental importance to the understanding of Mars' formation and thermal evolution, and of the evolution of Mars' atmosphere, surprisingly few of the many spacecraft sent to Mars were equipped with instrumentation for such investigations. Of the 9 or so orbiters that have successfully ...

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