Estuarine and Coastal Hydrography and Sediment Transport

Author: R. J. Uncles
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108508728
Release Date: 2017-08-17
Genre: Nature

A practical guide to the latest remote and in situ techniques used to measure sediments, quantify seabed characteristics, and understand physical properties of water and sediments and transport mechanisms in estuaries and coastal waters. Covering a broad range of topics from global reference frames and bathymetric surveying methods to the use of remote sensing for determining surface-water variables, enough background is included to explain how each technology functions. The advantages and disadvantages of each technology are explained, and a review of recent fieldwork experiments demonstrates how modern methods apply in real-life estuarine and coastal campaigns. Clear explanations of physical processes show links between different disciplines, making the book ideal for students and researchers in the environmental sciences, marine biology, chemistry and geology, whose work relies on an understanding of the physical environment and the way it is changing as a result of climate change, engineering and other influences.

Conservation Treatment Methodology

Author: Barbara Appelbaum
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136415029
Release Date: 2012-05-04
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Conservation Treatment Methodology presents a systematic approach to decision-making for conservation treatments. The methodology is applicable to all cultural property, independent of object type or material, and its use will enable conservators to be more confident in their treatment decisions. Conservation Treatment Methodology is illustrated with numerous examples that emphasize the equal importance of the physical and cultural aspects of objects for decision-making. The book also explains how the history of an object and the meaning that it holds for its owner or custodian contribute to determining its treatment. Conservation Treatment Methodology is an essential text for conservators, historic preservation specialists, and restorers, as well as students. Since it is not a technical manual about how to carry out treatments, the book will also be of value to art historians and museum personnel who work with conservators. "This book is unique in its overarching, multidisciplinary approach. The writing is not only clear, but entertaining and engaging." Dan Kushel, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Art Conservation Department, Buffalo New York) State College Barbara Appelbaum is one of the premier objects conservators in the United States and the author of Guide to Environmental Protection of Collections. Practicing in New York, Appelbaum was trained at New York University and began her career at The Brooklyn Museum. The author treats a wide range of object types. Projects of note have included George Washington’s leather portfolio, a Marcel Duchamp urinal, and a Marilyn Monroe dress.

Handbook of Biodiversity Methods

Author: David Hill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521823684
Release Date: 2005-08-04
Genre: Nature

This Handbook, first published in 2005, provides standard procedures for planning and conducting a survey of any species or habitat and for evaluating the data.

Water Resource Systems Planning and Management

Author: Daniel P. Loucks
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319442341
Release Date: 2017-03-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license. This revised, updated textbook presents a systems approach to the planning, management, and operation of water resources infrastructure in the environment. Previously published in 2005 by UNESCO and Deltares (Delft Hydraulics at the time), this new edition, written again with contributions from Jery R. Stedinger, Jozef P. M. Dijkman, and Monique T. Villars, is aimed equally at students and professionals. It introduces readers to the concept of viewing issues involving water resources as a system of multiple interacting components and scales. It offers guidelines for initiating and carrying out water resource system planning and management projects. It introduces alternative optimization, simulation, and statistical methods useful for project identification, design, siting, operation and evaluation and for studying post-planning issues. The authors cover both basin-wide and urban water issues and present ways of identifying and evaluating alternatives for addressing multiple-purpose and multi-objective water quantity and quality management challenges. Reinforced with cases studies, exercises, and media supplements throughout, the text is ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in water resource planning and management as well as for practicing planners and engineers in the field.

Global Seagrass Research Methods

Author: F.T. Short
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 008052561X
Release Date: 2001-11-06
Genre: Science

This thorough and informative volume presents a set of detailed, globally applicable techniques for seagrass research. The book provides methods for all aspects of seagrass science from basic plant collection to statistical approaches and investigations of plant-animal interaction. The emphasis is on methods that are applicable in both developing and developed countries. The importance of seagrasses in coastal and near shore environments, and ultimately their contribution to the productivity of the world's oceans, has become increasingly recognised over the last 40 years. Seagrasses provide food for sea turtles, nearly 100 fish species, waterfowl and for the marine mammals the manatee and dugong. Seagrasses also support complex food webs by virtue of their physical structure and primary production and are well known for their role as breeding grounds and nurseries for important crustacean, finfish and shell fish populations. Seagrasses are the basis of an important detrital food chain. The plants filter nutrients and contaminants from the water, stabilise sediments and act as dampeners to wave action. Seagrasses rank with coral reefs and mangroves as some of the world's most productive coastal habitat and strong linkages among these habitats make the loss of seagrasses a contributing factor in the degradation of the world's oceans. Contributors from around the world provide up-to-date methods for comparable collection of ecological information from both temperate and tropical seagrass ecosystems.

The UK SPA Network

Author: David A. Stroud
Publisher:
ISBN: 1861075308
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Birds

Presents species accounts with information on distribution, populations and the 'suite' of Special Protection Areas selected for each.

Water Quality Assessments

Author: Deborah V Chapman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780419215905
Release Date: 1996-08-22
Genre: Science

This guidebook, now thoroughly updated and revised in its second edition, gives comprehensive advice on the designing and setting up of monitoring programmes for the purpose of providing valid data for water quality assessments in all types of freshwater bodies. It is clearly and concisely written in order to provide the essential information for all agencies and individuals responsible for the water quality.

The Mangrove Ecosystem

Author: Samuel C. Snedaker
Publisher: United Nations Educational
ISBN: MINN:31951000328439X
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Science


The Water Footprint Assessment Manual

Author: Maite M. Aldaya
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136538520
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Coastal Geomorphology of Great Britain

Author: V. J. May
Publisher:
ISBN: UCSD:31822031193311
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Coasts

Highlights both the conservation value of the coastal geomorphology sites of Great Britain and the important role these sites play in the development of the science of geomorphology. Each chapter in this work includes descriptions of the landforms and gives interpretation of dynamics of the geomorphological systems operating within the sites.

Developments in Hydraulic Engineering

Author: Pavel Novak
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203973936
Release Date: 2005-09-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Four detailed review chapters by different authors cover low-head hydropower utilization, intake design for ice conditions, the interface between estuaries and seas, and polders.