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Natural Disasters

  • InSAR Observations of Ground Deformationby Amy Laura Parker

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 95.62

    This doctoral thesis applies measurements of ground deformation from satellite radar using their potential to play a key role in understanding volcanic and magmatic processes throughout the eruption cycle. However, making these measurements is often problematic, and the processes driving ground deformation are commonly poorly understood. These problems... more...

  • Natural Hazardsby Edward A. Keller; Duane E. DeVecchio; John Clague

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 124.95

    Natural Hazards focuses on hazards as the interface between humanity and its needs for space and resources, as well as on the ongoing geologic processes of Earth and features many new Canadian examples and discussions while retaining the best U.S. and international illustrations. The third Canadian edition strikes an ideal balance between the scientific... more...

  • The Glaciers of Icelandby Helgi Björnsson; Julian Meldon D'Arcy

    Atlantis Press 2016; US$ 142.89

    This book is the first comprehensive overview and evaluation of the origins, history and current size and condition of all of Iceland's major glaciers (including Vatnajökull, the largest in Europe) at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It is not only illustrated with many beautiful photographs and graphs of recent statistics and scientific... more...

  • BP Blowoutby Daniel Jacobs

    Brookings Institution Press 2016; US$ 22.99

    The story of the worst environmental disaster in American history and its enduring consequences BP Blowout is the first comprehensive account of the legal, economic, and environmental consequences of the disaster that resulted from the April 2010 blowout at a BP well in the Gulf of Mexico. The accident, which destroyed the Deepwater Horizon... more...

  • Environment and Earth Observationby Sugata Hazra; Anirban Mukhopadhyay; Asim Ratan Ghosh; D. Mitra; V. K. Dadhwal

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 109.91

    This book presents relevant and contemporary research on the remote sensing of landscapes, agriculture & forestry, geomorphology, coasts & oceans, natural hazards and wild habitats. It highlights the application of remote sensing in understanding natural processes and oceanic features, as well as in creating mapping inventories of water resources... more...

  • Modeling with Digital Ocean and Digital Coastby Xin Zhang; Lei Wang; Xiaoyi Jiang; Changming Zhu

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 142.89

    This book presents essential new insights in research and applications concerning spatial information technologies and coastal disaster prevention modeling for oceanic and coastal regions. As a new research domain of Digital Earth, it covers the latest scientific and technical advances, from the acquisition and integration of observational data, ocean... more...

  • Volcanisme et volcanologieby Encyclopædia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 1.99

    Le 24 août de l'an 79 après J.-C., le Vésuve se réveilla au terme d'un repos de plusieurs siècles et détruisit les villes d'Herculanum, de Pompéi et de Stabiès. En 1783, l'éruption fissurale du Laki , en Islande, entraîna la mort de plus de 10 000 personnes par ses flots de lave et ses projections... more...

  • Perspectives on Atmospheric Sciencesby Theodore Karacostas; Alkiviadis Bais; Panagiotis T. Nastos

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 383.64

    This book provides the proceedings of the 13th International Conference of Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics (COMECAP 2016) that is held in Thessaloniki from 19 to 21 September 2016. The Conference addresses fields of interest for researchers, professionals and students related to the following topics: Agricultural Meteorology and Climatology,... more...

  • Chicxulub: The Impact and Tsunamiby David Shonting; Cathy Ezrailson

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 27.47

    This book tells the story of the catastrophic impact of the giant 10 Km asteroid Chicxulub into the ancient Gulf of Mexico 65.5 million years ago. The book begins with a discussion of the nature of asteroids and the likelihood of future Earth-impacts. The story then turns to the discovery of a global sediment layer attributed to the fallout from the... more...

  • Disaster Forensicsby Anthony J. Masys

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 186.86

    This book aims to uncover the root causes of natural and man-made disasters by going beyond the typical reports and case studies conducted post-disaster. It opens the black box of disasters by presenting ?forensic analysis approaches? to disasters, thereby revealing the complex causality that characterizes them and explaining how and... more...