Geological Monitoring Books

  • Geological Engineering

    A guide for developing integrated engineering solutions, which take into account both ground conditions and environment, this extensively illustrated textbook covers the subject area of geological engineering in four sections: fundamentals, methods, applications, and geohazards. Covering topics such as site investigation, rock mechanics, and slope ...

  • An Introduction to the Earth-Life System

    This concise undergraduate textbook brings together Earth and biological sciences to explore the co-evolution of the Earth and life over geological time. Written for a one-semester course, it explores the Earth system at and above the surface of the Earth by examining the interactions and feedback processes between the geosphere, atmosphere, ...

  • Hyperspectral Remote Sensing: Principles and Applications

    Land management issues, such as mapping tree species, recognizing invasive plants, and identifying key geologic features, require an understanding of complex technical issues before the best decisions can be made. Hyperspectral remote sensing is one the technologies that can help with reliable detection and identification. Presenting the ...

  • Central America: Geology, Resources and Hazards - 2 Volume Set

    An integrated treatment of the principal fields of classical and applied geosciences of Central America, this authoritative two-volume monograph treats the region as a whole, exploring geology, earth resources and geo-hazards across political boundaries. It reviews the published literature, and supplements it with an abundance of information from ...

  • Earthquake Spectra

    The great earthquake and tsunami of 26 December 2004, and the resulting tragic loss of life across the Indian Ocean, created global awareness of the tsunami phenomenon and it's unpredictability, and the destructiveness of its impact across political borders and ocean basins. An estimated 230,000 people lost their lives, and more than a million ...

  • Landslides: Evaluation and Stabilization/Glissement de Terrain: Evaluation et Stabilisation, Set of 2 Volumes: Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Landslides, June 28 -July 2, 2004 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    This book comprises the Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Landslides, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from June 28 to July 2, 2004. State-of-the-art information on the latest developments in Landslide Studies is presented by invited lecture reports, specialized panel contributions and 244 technical papers, grouped in the ...

  • Medical Geology

    Geology, one of the basic natural sciences, is proving to be of outstanding importance in solving problems relating to:•agriculture•exploitation of the Earth's mineral resources•environmental issues•soil preservation•water•energy and other resources•protection against natural disasters (landslides, floods, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes)as ...

  • Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes en Natural Annalogues (Hardbound)

    Many countries are currently exploring the option to dispose of highly radioactive solid wastes deep underground in purpose built, engineered repositories. A number of surface and shallow repositories for less radioactive wastes are already in operation. One of the challenges facing the nuclear industry is to demonstrate confidently that a ...

  • Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes en Natural Annalogues (Paperback)

    Many countries are currently exploring the option to dispose of highly radioactive solid wastes deep underground in purpose built, engineered repositories. A number of surface and shallow repositories for less radioactive wastes are already in operation. One of the challenges facing the nuclear industry is to demonstrate confidently that a ...

  • Applications of Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry to Radionuclide Determinations, 2nd Volume

    Features the most current methods for determining precise levels of radiation exposure using state-of-the-art instrumentation. An international selection of experts in the field from the United States, Europe and the Middle East have presented 13 comprehensive, peer-reviewed papers in two key categories: Applications of ICP-MS in the Nuclear ...

  • Subsurface Fluid Flow (Ground-Water and Vadose Zone) Modeling

    STP 1288 is the first publication of its kind featuring newly developed techniques and guidance for simulating water, air and contaminant movement in subsurface water resources. Papers are presented in an order consistent with the procedures for conducting a model application, making this volume easy to use. A comprehensive glossary of ...

  • Remote Sensing and GIS for Site Characterization: Applications and Standards

    The latest practical uses for remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) for definitive site evaluation. This comprehensive publication also features 35 state-of-the-art color graphics.17 peer-reviewed papers from an international team of scientists and engineers are divided into 5 areas: Two keynote papers discuss remote sensing and ...

  • Quantitative Methods in Fractography

    Presents the thinking a methodology employed today in evaluation fractographic features. 9 papers view recent developments in quantitative fractography and computed tomography in composites, as well as fractographic features in HY-100 steel and 2024 aluminum to the critical strain energy ...

  • Basement Tectonics 13

    The proceedings of the Thirteenth International Basement Tectonics Conference follows in the footsteps of earlier symposia in highlighting the current status of geological and geophysical investigations in basement-dominated regions of the world. A significant number of papers deal with the tectonics of terranes - their transport, ...

  • Mechanics Problems in Geodynamics

    Geodynamics concerns the dynamics of the earth's global motion, of the earth's interior motion and its interaction with surface features, together with the mechanical processes in the deformation and rupture of geological structures. Its final object is to determine the driving mechanism of these motions. It is highly interdisciplinary. In ...

  • Geology and Ecosystems

    This book is the result of an international working group entitled ‘Geology and Ecosystems’ that was organized by the IUGS commission on Geological Sciences for Environmental Planning (COGEOENVIRONMENT). The aim of the working group is to increase awareness and build methodological principles of ecological geology as a new branch of science. This ...

  • Microprobe Techniques in the Earth Sciences

    30% discount for members of The Mineralogical Society of Britain and IrelandThis text covers the range of microanalytical techniques available for the analysis of geological samples, principally in research applications. Each chapter is written in a clear, informative style and has a tutorial element, designed to introduce each technique for the ...

  • Mechanics Problems in Geodynamics

    Geodynamics concerns with the dynamics of the global motion of the earth, of the motion in the earth's interior and its interaction with surface features, together with the mechanical processes in the deformation and rupture of geological structures. Its final object is to determine the driving mechanism of these motions which is highly ...

  • Interpretation of Geophysical Fields in Complicated Environments

    The book describes a system developed for the processing and interpretation of geophysical fields under conditions of uneven relief, variable geological medium, oblique magnetization (polarization) and an unknown level of the normal field. This is the main difference from other books. The following procedures are developed and elaborated: ...

  • Current Developments in Bioerosion

    A little more than forty years has past since the concept of bioerosion was formally recognised as the biological erosion of hard materials. In that time, it has become apparent from the literature that bioerosional processes affect a wide range of biological and geological systems that cross many disciplines among the sciences. This book is ...

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