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  • Modeling Solar Radiation at the Earth's Surfaceby Viorel Badescu

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 209.00

    Solar radiation data is important for a wide range of applications, e.g. in engineering, agriculture, health sector, and in many fields of the natural sciences. A few examples showing the diversity of applications may include: architecture and building design e.g. air conditioning and cooling systems; solar heating system design and use; solar power... more...

  • Marsby Viorel Badescu

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 209.00

    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 various... more...

  • Macro-engineering Seawater in Unique Environmentsby Viorel Badescu; Richard B. Cathcart

    Springer 2011; US$ 299.00

    The subjects of this title refer to histories of ancient and modern use of seacoasts; possible macro-projects capable of massive changes in the coastlines of the Dead Sea, Red Sea and Persian Gulf caused by canal and massively scaled hydropower dam installations; relevant macro-projects for the Black Sea and Baltic Sea; possibilities of refreshment... more...

  • The International Handbook of Space Technologyby Malcolm Macdonald; Viorel Badescu

    Springer 2014; US$ 499.00

    This comprehensive handbook provides an overview of space technology and a holistic understanding of the system-of-systems that is a modern spacecraft.With a foreword by Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, and contributions from globally leading agency experts from NASA, ESA, JAXA, and CNES, as well as European and North American academics and industrialists,... more...

  • Macro-Engineeringby Viorel Badescu; Richard B. Cathcart; Roelof D. Schuiling

    Springer 2007; US$ 209.00

    Macro-engineering involves the large-scale modification and manipulation of natural systems for the benefit of mankind. The primary goals of some Earth-based macroprojects described in this book are power production, land reclamation, food production, climate change, environment, water, transport and coastal protection. Other Earth or space projects... more...

  • Weather Modeling and Forecasting of PV Systems Operationby Marius Paulescu; Eugenia Paulescu; Paul Gravila; Viorel Badescu

    Springer 2012; US$ 209.00

    In the past decade, there has been a substantial increase of grid-feeding photovoltaic applications, thus raising the importance of solar electricity in the energy mix. This trend is expected to continue and may even increase. Apart from the high initial investment cost, the fluctuating nature of the solar resource raises particular insertion problems... more...

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