Water Resources and Reservoir Engineering

Author: Noel M. Parr
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727716927
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This volume explores the current issues and recent international developments in reservoir planning and operation, design and construction, monitoring and maintenance. In the light of the recent climatic changes which have seen a reduction in rainfall and resulted in water shortages, a number of pertinent subjects are examined in detail, for example the provision of new resources, evaluation of optimal operating policies, review of water supply options, sedimentation effects, the environmental aspects and the economic viability of reservoirs. Numerical models and CAD systems are described for predicting the viability of existing and proposed reservoirs.

Water and Sewage Works

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Vols. 76 , 83-93 include Reference and data section for 1929 , 1936-46 (1929- called Water works and sewerage data section)

The Signal and the Noise

Author: Nate Silver
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1846147530
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Every time we choose a route to work, decide whether to go on a second date, or set aside money for a rainy day, we are making a prediction about the future. Yet from the global financial crisis to 9/11 to the Fukushima disaster, we often fail to foresee hugely significant events. In The Signal and the Noise, the New York Times' political forecaster and statistics guru Nate Silver explores the art of prediction, revealing how we can all build a better crystal ball. In his quest to distinguish the true signal from a universe of noisy data, Silver visits hundreds of expert forecasters, in fields ranging from the stock market to the poker table, from earthquakes to terrorism. What lies behind their success? And why do so many predictions still fail? By analysing the rare prescient forecasts, and applying a more quantitative lens to everyday life, Silver distils the essential lessons of prediction. We live in an increasingly data-driven world, but it is harder than ever to detect the true patterns amid the noise of information. In this dazzling insider's tour of the world of forecasting, Silver reveals how we can all develop better foresight in our everyday lives.

Statistics for Geography and Environmental Science

Author: Richard Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317904397
Format: PDF, Docs
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Statistics are important tools for validating theory, making predictions and engaging in policy research. They help to provide informed commentary about social and environmental issues, and to make the case for change. Knowledge of statistics is therefore a necessary skill for any student of geography or environmental science. This textbook is aimed at students on a degree course taking a module in statistics for the first time. It focuses on analysing, exploring and making sense of data in areas of core interest to physical and human geographers, and to environmental scientists. It covers the subject in a broadly conventional way from descriptive statistics, through inferential statistics to relational statistics but does so with an emphasis on applied data analysis throughout.

The Environment Encyclopedia and Directory 2001

Author: Ed 3rd
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781857430899
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This completely revised and updated third edition supplies comprehensi ve coverage of the field of environmental affairs, reflecting the cont inued interest in environmental issues, the increased importance place d on protecting the environment and the demand for reliable data on th e subject.