Snow and Ice Related Hazards Risks and Disasters

Author: Wilfried Haeberli
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123964733
Format: PDF, ePub
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Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific developments in glacier surges and melting, ice shelf collapses, paleo-climate reconstruction, sea level rise, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness, and mitigation. It takes a geo-scientific approach to the topic while also covering current thinking about directly related social scientific issues that can adversely affect ecosystems and global economies. Puts the contributions from expert oceanographers, geologists, geophysicists, environmental scientists, and climatologists selected by a world-renowned editorial board in your hands Presents the latest research on causality, glacial surges, ice-shelf collapses, sea level rise, climate change implications, and more Numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations and photographs of hazardous processes will be included Features new insights into the implications of climate change on increased melting, collapsing, flooding, methane emissions, and sea level rise

Snow and Ice Related Hazards Risks and Disasters

Author: Wilfried Haeberli
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128100653
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific developments in glacier surges and melting, ice shelf collapses, paleo-climate reconstruction, sea level rise, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness, and mitigation. It takes a geo-scientific approach to the topic while also covering current thinking about directly related social scientific issues that can adversely affect ecosystems and global economies. Puts the contributions from expert oceanographers, geologists, geophysicists, environmental scientists, and climatologists selected by a world-renowned editorial board in your hands Presents the latest research on causality, glacial surges, ice-shelf collapses, sea level rise, climate change implications, and more Numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations and photographs of hazardous processes will be included Features new insights into the implications of climate change on increased melting, collapsing, flooding, methane emissions, and sea level rise

Grundbau Taschenbuch Teil 1

Author: Karl Josef Witt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3433607249
Format: PDF, Docs
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Das Grundbau-Taschenbuch hat seit über 60 Jahren zum Ziel, Entwicklungen, neue Erfahrungen und Erkenntnisse, Berechnungs- und Nachweismethoden für die Belange der Baupraxis umfassend zusammenzutragen und transparent zu vermitteln. Auch die 8. Auflage setzt das Format konsequent fort und bringt den aktuellen Stand der Wissenschaft und der Technik auf dem Gebiet des geotechnischen Ingenieurwesens in seinen wesentlichen Sparten zusammen. Der Teil 1 "Geotechnische Grundlagen" behandelt die Grundsätze der Sicherheitsnachweise, die Erkundung des Baugrundes, die physikalischen Eigenschaften von Boden und Fels, ihre Ermittlung und Bewertung, ihre Berücksichtigung in Stoffgesetzen und in konventionellen sowie numerischen Berechnungsmethoden, die Grundlagen der Bodendynamik, Phänomene der Massenbewegungen, den Umgang mit Schadstoffen im Boden und Grundwasser und die Methoden sowie Dokumentationsmöglichkeiten der Bauwerksbeobachtung. Die meisten Beiträge wurden grundlegend überarbeitet, einige von neuen Autoren oder Koautoren. Neu hinzugekommen ist das Kapitel "Statistik und Probabilistik in der geotechnischen Bemessung".

Climate Change Glacier Response and Vegetation Dynamics in the Himalaya

Author: RB Singh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319289772
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book provides information essential for anyone interested in climate and environmental change of the Himalayan region, including land and resource managers, environmental planners, conservationists, environmentalists, geographers, climatologists, ecologists, and students. The book is unique in its coverage of the current understanding of the science of climate change in the Himalayan mountain system and of the major impacts on physical systems and ecosystems. The book gives an overview of the physical science basis of climate change and explains drivers and processes of glacier and vegetation dynamics. The book covers relevant aspects of accelerated climate change observed in the Himalayan mountain system, and highlights the regional differentiation of climatic changes and associated environmental modifications. The focus is on climate variability and change, and how physical systems and ecosystems respond to climate change impacts. Consequences include impacts on physical systems such as glacier shrinkage, glacial lake outburst floods, altered hydrological characteristics, permafrost warming and thawing, and mass movements on slopes. Climate change is also a powerful stressor on ecosystems and induces range shifts of plant and animal species and alterations in terms of phenology, biomass, plant cover, plant group dominance and species composition. Thus, ecosystem structure and functioning will be strongly affected. The book has an introductory chapter followed by a section on climate change, a section on impacts on glaciers and hydrology, and a section on vegetation dynamics. Each section has several chapters presenting key concepts, major drivers and key processes of environmental change in the Himalayan region from different perspectives. Climate change impacts in the Himalaya have not been studied in much detail, and respective findings were not presented so far in a comprehensive overview. This book summarizes the current knowledge of interactions between climate change and the dynamics of glaciers, hydrology, and vegetation.

Geomorphology of Proglacial Systems

Author: Tobias Heckmann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319941844
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book discusses the recession of alpine glaciers since the end of the Little Ice Age (LIA), which has been accelerating in the past decades. It provides an overview of the research in the field, presenting definitions and information about the different proglacial areas and systems. A number of case studies are from the PROSA project group which encompasses the expertise of geomorphologists, geologists, glaciologists and geodesists. The PROSA joint project (High-resolution measurements of morphodynamics in rapidly changing PROglacial Systems of the Alps) is determined to tackle the problems of geomorphic activity on sediment export through a quantification of sediment fluxes effected by the aforementioned geomorphic processes within the forefield of the Gepatschferner glacier (Central Alps, Austria).

Transboundary Water Resources in Afghanistan

Author: John F. Shroder
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128018615
Format: PDF, Docs
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Transboundary Water from Afghanistan: Climate Change, and Land-Use Implications brings together diverse factual material on the physical geography and political, cultural, and economic implications of Southwest Asian transboundary water resources. It is the outgrowth of long-term deep knowledge and experience gained by the authors, as well as the material developed from a series of new workshops funded by the Lounsbery Foundation and other granting agencies. Afghanistan and Pakistan have high altitude mountains providing vital water supplies that are highly contentious necessities much threatened by climate change, human land-use variation, and political manipulation, which can be managed in new ways that are in need of comprehensive discussions and negotiations between all the riparian nations of the Indus watershed (Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan). This book provides a description of the basic topographic configuration of the Kabul River tributary to the Indus river, together will all its tributaries that flow back and forth across the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the basic elements that are involved with the hydrological cycle and its derivatives in the high mountains of the Hindu Kush and Himalaya. Synthesizes information on the physical geography and political, cultural, and economic implications of Southwest Asian transboundary water resources Offers a basic topographic description of the Indus River watershed Provides local water management information not easily available for remote and contentious border areas Delivers access to the newest thinking from chief personnel on both sides of the contentious border Features material developed from a series of new workshops funded by the Lounsbery Foundation and other granting agencies

Praktische Schnee und Lawinenkunde

Author: Wilhelm Paulcke
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642991467
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

Alpenatlas

Author: Ulrike Tappeiner
Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783827420046
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Dieser vierfarbig bebilderte Atlas befasst sich 5sprachig (Deutsch, Französisch, Italienisch, Slowenisch und Englisch)mit der Struktur und den Prozessen im Alpenraum. Ein besonderer Schwerpunkt liegt auf Aussagen zur Nachhaltigkeit, wofür ausgewählte Indikatoren aus dem Bereich Soziales, Wirtschaft und Umwelt zu Rate gezogen werden.