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Plant Disturbance Ecology

Plant Disturbance Ecology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Academic Press
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Disturbance ecology continues to be an active area of research, having undergone advances in many areas in recent years. One emerging direction is the increased coupling of physical and ecological processes, in which disturbances are increasingly traced back to mechanisms that cause the disturbances themselves, such as earth surface processes, mesoscale, and larger meteorological processes, and the ecological effects of interest are increasingly physiological. Plant Disturbance Ecology, 2nd Edition encourages movement away from the informal, conceptual approach traditionally used in defining natural disturbances and clearly presents how scientists can use a multitude of approaches in plant disturbance ecology. This edition includes nine revised chapters from the first edition, as well new, more comprehensive chapters on fire disturbance and beaver disturbance. Edited by leading experts in the field, Plant Disturbance Ecology, 2nd Edition is an essential resource for scientists interested in understanding plant disturbance and ecological processes. Advances understanding of natural disturbances by combining geophysical and ecological processes Provides a framework for collaboration between geophysical scientists and ecologists studying natural disturbances Includes fully updated research with 5 new chapters and revision of 11 chapters from the first edition

Proceedings of the XV Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering

Proceedings of the XV Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Francesco Ricciardelli,Alberto Maria Avossa
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3030128156
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Proceedings of the XV Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering by Francesco Ricciardelli,Alberto Maria Avossa Summary

This volume gathers the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of wind engineering, as presented by leading international researchers and engineers at the XV Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering (IN-VENTO 2018), held in Naples, Italy on September 9-12, 2018. It covers highly diverse topics, including aeroelasticity, bluff-body aerodynamics, boundary layer wind tunnel testing, computational wind engineering, structural dynamics and reliability, wind-structure interaction, flow-induced vibrations, wind modeling and forecast, wind disaster mitigation, and wind climate assessment. The contributions, which were selected by means of a rigorous international peer-review process, highlight numerous exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different specialists.

From Materials to Structures: Advancement through Innovation

From Materials to Structures: Advancement through Innovation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bijan Samali,Mario M. Attard,Chongmin Song
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203520017
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From Materials to Structures: Advancement through Innovation by Bijan Samali,Mario M. Attard,Chongmin Song Summary

From Materials to Structures: Advancement through Innovation is a collection of peer-reviewed papers presented at the 22nd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM22) held in Sydney Australia, from 11-14 December 2012 by academics, researchers and practising engineers mainly from Australasia and the Asia-Pacific r

Theory, Methodology, Tools and Applications for Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems

Theory, Methodology, Tools and Applications for Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lin Zhang,Xiao Song,Yunjie Wu
Editor: Springer
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Theory, Methodology, Tools and Applications for Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems by Lin Zhang,Xiao Song,Yunjie Wu Summary

This four-volume set (CCIS 643, 644, 645, 646) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th Asia Simulation Conference and the First Autumn Simulation Multi-Conference, AsiaSim / SCS AutumnSim 2016, held in Beijing, China, in October 2016. The 265 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 651 submissions. The papers in this third volume of the set are organized in topical sections on Cloud technologies in simulation applications; fractional calculus with applications and simulations; modeling and simulation for energy, environment and climate; SBA virtual prototyping engineering technology; simulation and Big Data.

Radar Meteorology

Radar Meteorology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert M. Rauber,Stephen L. Nesbitt
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118432657
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Radar Meteorology by Robert M. Rauber,Stephen L. Nesbitt Summary

A comprehensive introduction to the current technology and application of radar in meteorology and atmospheric sciences Written by leading experts in the field, Radar Meteorology, A first Course offers an introduction to meteorological radar systems and applications, with emphasis on observation and interpretation of physical processes in clouds and weather systems. This comprehensive introduction to the subject offers an overview of the quantities essential to radar meteorology including the radar reflectivity factor, and Doppler, dual-polarization, and multi-wavelength radar variables. The authors highlight wind retrieval from single and multiple Doppler radars, precipitation estimation and hydrometeorological applications, with chapters dedicated to interpretation of radar data from warm season mid-latitude severe weather, winter storms, tropical cyclones and more. In addition, Radar Meteorology highlights research applications of this burgeoning technology, exploring dynamic applications such as space-borne and ground-based vertically pointing radar systems, and cloud, airborne and mobile radars. As meteorological radars are increasingly used professionally for weather observation, forecasting and warning, this much-needed text: • Presents an introduction to the technical aspects and current application of radar as used in the meteorology and atmospheric sciences • Contains full-colour illustrations that enhance the understanding of the material presented • Examines the wide-range of meteorological applications of radar • Includes problems at the end of each chapter as a helpful review of the contents • Provides full instructor support with all illustrations and answers to problems available via the book’s instructor website. Radar Meteorology offers a much-needed introductory text to the study of radar as applied to meteorology. The text was designed for a one semester course based on the authors’ own course in Radar Meteorology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Solar Updraft Tower Power Technology

Solar Updraft Tower Power Technology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Xin Ping Zhou,Hong Ping Zhu
Editor: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
ISBN: 3038260029
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Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The solar updraft tower (also: Solar Chimney) power technology (SUTPT) is simple, robust, sustainable, and a long lasting technology, producing electric power from solar radiation with low maintenance cost and no cooling water. A SUTPT plant will provide electric power over many decades. The feasibility of the SUTPT has been demonstrated successfully by the famous Manzanares Prototype and more recently by a number of project studies. The main goal of the special collection was to gather the current knowledge in thermodynamics, fluid-mechanics, structural engineering, as well as comparison of hybrid or alternative energy concepts. The associated discussions will facilitate exchanges of new ideas and provide a guide for future research directions in the SUTPT area.

Vibration, Structural Engineering and Measurement II

Vibration, Structural Engineering and Measurement II Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chun Liang Zhang,Paul P. Lin
Editor: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
ISBN: 3038133124
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Vibration, Structural Engineering and Measurement II by Chun Liang Zhang,Paul P. Lin Summary

This special volume brings together the latest advances in, and applications of, vibration, structural engineering and measurement. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). It comprises 534 papers selected from the over 800 submitted by universities and industrial concerns all over the world. They specifically cover the topics of vibration engineering, structural engineering, building materials and measurement.

Rough Weather Seamanship for Sail and Power

Rough Weather Seamanship for Sail and Power Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roger Marshall
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
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Rough Weather Seamanship for Sail and Power by Roger Marshall Summary

Written by an accomplished naval architect, this book shows the average boater how to safely weather the fiercest storm. Rough Weather Seamanship for Sail and Power arms readers with the knowledge they need to select and modify a boat for heavy weather; understand, track, and evade storm systems; and prepare for a storm in harbor, coastal waters, and offshore. It offers ocean-tested heavy-weather techniques for both sailboats and powerboats, practical advice on surviving worst-case scenarios, and decision-making exercises that can save lives.

Mountain Meteorology

Mountain Meteorology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. David Whiteman
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198030444
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Mountain Meteorology by C. David Whiteman Summary

Mountain Meteorology: Fundamentals and Applications offers first an introduction to the basic principles and concepts of mountain meteorology, then goes on to discuss their application in natural resources management. It includes over two hundred beautiful, full-color photographs, figures, and diagrams, as well as observable indicators of atmospheric processes--such as winds, temperature, and clouds--to facilitate the recognition of weather systems and events for a variety of readers. It is ideal for those who spend time in or near mountains and whose daily activities are affected by weather. As a comprehensive work filled with diverse examples and colorful illustrations, it is essential for professionals, scholars, and students of meteorology.

Standard Handbook for Aerospace Engineers, Second Edition

Standard Handbook for Aerospace Engineers, Second Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brij N. Agrawal,Max F. Platzer
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1259585182
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Standard Handbook for Aerospace Engineers, Second Edition by Brij N. Agrawal,Max F. Platzer Summary

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A single source of essential information for aerospace engineers This fully revised resource presents theories and practices from more than 50 specialists in the many sub-disciplines of aeronautical and astronautical engineering—all under one cover. The Standard Handbook for Aerospace Engineers, Second Edition, contains complete details on classic designs as well as the latest techniques, materials, and processes used in aviation, defense, and space systems. You will get insightful, practical coverage of the gamut of aerospace engineering technologies along with hundreds of informative diagrams, charts, and graphs. Standard Handbook for Aerospace Engineers, Second Edition covers: •Futures of aerospace •Aircraft systems •Aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, and acoustics •Aircraft performance •Aircraft flight mechanics, stability, and control •Avionics and air traffic management systems •Aeronautical design •Spacecraft design •Astrodynamics •Rockets and launch vehicles •Earth’s environment and space •Attitude dynamics and control

The Standard Handbook for Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineers

The Standard Handbook for Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Davies
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071500456
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The first comprehensive resource expressly for aerospace engineers! GET INSTANT INSIGHT INTO ANY AEROSPACE ISSUE! In the past, aerospace engineers and students have had to access a wide array of trade publications and books for comprehensive coverage of their highly specialized industry. That’s because with The Standard Handbook for Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineers, those practitioners now have a resource that delivers a combination of reference, data, and handy information — all within the pages of a single, easy-to-use volume! Containing contributions from more than 50 aerospace specialists — and edited by an internationally renowned aeronautical engineering expert and educator — this handbook frames the technological applications in a perspective that specifically addresses aircraft and engineering science. As a result, you get insightful, practical guidance into the gamut of aerospace engineering, including: * Instrumentation and control * Aeronautical and astronautical propulsion * Aerospace structures * Aerodynamics, flight mechanics, control, and stability * Avionics and astrionics * Aircraft design * Spacecraft * Earth’s environment and space * And much, much more! Plus, The Standard Handbook for Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineers is richly illustrated with hundreds upon hundreds of informative diagrams, charts, and graphs. From basic engineering science and mathematics to astrodynamics, this book is the one resource that all starting and mature aerospace engineers need to take their work to new heights.

An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation

An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bharat Kumar,Dale DeRemer,Douglas Marshall
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071782605
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An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation by Bharat Kumar,Dale DeRemer,Douglas Marshall Summary

This authoritative, heavily-illustrated reference features a comprehensive A-Z compilation of 7,000 terms and definitions encompassing all key areas of aviation: military, commercial, and general aviation -- highlighted by 2,400 illustrations that clarify and illuminate the expert text. If it concerns aviation, you'll find it in Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation: Navigation Meteorology Air Traffic Control Airports Aviation Medicine Avionics Aircraft Equipment Aircraft Engineering Aerial Photography Aircraft Operations Aviation Acronyms Aerodynamics And much more Written by an author with almost four decades of air military experience, this combination dictionary, reference, and learning tool will be of value to the full-spectrum of aviation industry professionals -- pilots, engineers, administrators, government agency personnel, air traffic controllers, mechanics and technicians, corporate flight departments -- as well as students and serious aviation hobbyists.

Storm and Cloud Dynamics

Storm and Cloud Dynamics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William R. Cotton,George Bryan,Susan C. van den Heever
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080916651
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Storm and Cloud Dynamics by William R. Cotton,George Bryan,Susan C. van den Heever Summary

This book focuses on the dynamics of clouds and of precipitating mesoscale meteorological systems. Clouds and precipitating mesoscale systems represent some of the most important and scientifically exciting weather systems in the world. These are the systems that produce torrential rains, severe winds including downburst and tornadoes, hail, thunder and lightning, and major snow storms. Forecasting such storms represents a major challenge since they are too small to be adequately resolved by conventional observing networks and numerical prediction models. * Provides a complete treatment of clouds integrating the analysis of air motions with cloud structure, microphysics, and precipitation mechanics * Describes and explains the basic types of clouds and cloud systems that occur in the atmosphere-fog, stratus, stratocumulus, altocumulus, altostratus, cirrus, thunderstorms, tornadoes, waterspouts, orographically induced clouds, mesoscale convection complexes, hurricanes, fronts, and extratropical cyclones * Summarizes the fundamentals, both observational and theoretical, of atmospheric dynamics, thermodynamics, cloud microphysics, and radar meteorology, allowing each type of cloud to be examined in depth * Integrates the latest field observations, numerical model simulations, and theory * Supplies a theoretical treatment suitable for the advanced undergraduate or graduate level, as well as post-graduate

The Forgotten Storm

The Forgotten Storm Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wallace Akin
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493018272
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The amazing true story of the deadliest tornado in American history, as told by a survivor.

Del Rio

Del Rio Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jane Rosenthal
Editor: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1647420563
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Del Rio, California, a once-thriving Central Valley farm town, is now filled with run-down Dollar Stores, llanterias, carnicerias, and shabby mini-marts that sell one-way bus tickets straight to Tijuana on the Flecha Amarilla line. It’s a place you drive through with windows up and doors locked, especially at night—a place the locals call Cartel Country. While it’s no longer the California of postcards, for local District Attorney Callie McCall, her dying hometown is the perfect place to launch a political career and try to make a difference. But when the dismembered body of a migrant teen is found in one of Del Rio’s surrounding citrus groves, Callie faces a career make-or-break case that takes her on a dangerous journey down the violent west coast of Mexico, to a tropical paradise hiding a terrible secret, and finally back home again, where her determination to find the killer pits her against the wealthiest, most politically connected, most ruthless farming family in California: her own.

The Practical Encyclopedia of Boating

The Practical Encyclopedia of Boating Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Vigor
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071596240
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“Vigor is one of the finest boating writers of our time.”--Cruising World “You name it, it’s in here. Covers every boating situation. This book is both informative and entertaining.”--Latitudes & Attitudes “John Vigor is the answer guy if you’re having onboard arguments about nautical terminology or the science of sailing in general, and his new book lives up to the promise in its title.”--Good Old Boat Whether it’s boat maintenance, navigation, boat handling in all kinds of weather, or the physics of how boats function, every sailor and powerboater needs a comprehensive go-to source for specialized information. Now you have it with The Practical Encyclopedia of Boating: Addresses virtually every aspect of powerboating and sailing in 500 entries Covers seamanship and boat handling, navigation, routine boat maintenance, boat design and building, and nautical reference data Ranges from vital techniques--such as recovering overboard crew and measuring distances off--to essential concepts like reading the water and sky and evaluating a boat’s seaworthiness Includes numerous cross-references and an exhaustive index to direct you quickly to the right entry and to unify related topics Makes delightful browsing as well as a source of sound guidance for practically any boating situation

Cloud Dynamics

Cloud Dynamics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert A. Houze, Jr.
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080502106
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Cloud Dynamics by Robert A. Houze, Jr. Summary

Clouds play a critical role in the Earth's climate, general atmospheric circulation, and global water balance. Clouds are essential elements in mesoscale meteorology, atmospheric chemistry, air pollution, atmosphericradiation, and weather forecasting, and thus must be understood by any student or researcher in the atmospheric sciences. Cloud Dynamics provides a skillful and comprehensive examination of the nature of clouds--what they look like and why, how scientists observe them, and the basic dynamics and physics that underlie them. The book describes the mechanics governing each type of cloud that occurs in Earth's atmosphere, and the organization of various types of clouds in larger weather systems such as fronts, thunderstorms, and hurricanes.This book is aimed specifically at graduate students, advanced undergraduates, practicing researchers either already in atmospheric science or moving in from a related scientific field, and operational meteorologists. Some prior knowledge of atmospheric dynamics and physics is helpful, but a thorough overview of the necessary prerequisites is supplied. Provides a complete treatment of clouds integrating the analysis of air motions with cloud structure, microphysics, and precipitation mechanics Describes and explains the basic types of clouds and cloud systems that occur in the atmosphere-fog, stratus, stratocumulus, altocumulus, altostratus, cirrus, thunderstorms, tornadoes, waterspouts, orographically induced clouds, mesoscale convection complexes, hurricanes, fronts, and extratropical cyclones Presents a photographic guide, presented in the first chapter, linking the examination of each type of cloud with an image to enhance visual retention and understanding Summarizes the fundamentals, both observational and theoretical, of atmospheric dynamics, thermodynamics, cloud microphysics, and radar meteorology, allowing each type of cloud to be examined in depth Integrates the latest field observations, numerical model simulations, and theory Supplies a theoretical treatment suitable for the advanced undergraduate or graduate level

Storm and Cloud Dynamics

Storm and Cloud Dynamics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William R. Cotton,Richard A. Anthes
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483288382
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Storm and Cloud Dynamics by William R. Cotton,Richard A. Anthes Summary

This book focuses on the dynamics of clouds and of precipitating mesoscale meteorological systems. Clouds and precipitating mesoscale systems represent some of the most important and scientifically exciting weather systems in the world. These are the systems that produce torrential rains, severe winds including downburst and tornadoes, hail, thunder and lightning, and major snow storms. Forecasting such storms represents a major challenge since they are too small to be adequately resolved by conventional observing networks and numerical prediction models.

Aviation Safety, Human Factors - System Engineering - Flight Operations - Economics - Strategies - Management

Aviation Safety, Human Factors - System Engineering - Flight Operations - Economics - Strategies - Management Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hans M. Soekkha
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466563850
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Aviation Safety, Human Factors - System Engineering - Flight Operations - Economics - Strategies - Management by Hans M. Soekkha Summary

Questions concerning safety in aviation attract a great deal of attention, due to the growth in this industry and the number of fatal accidents in recent years. The aerospace industry has always been deeply concerned with the permanent prevention of accidents and the conscientious safeguarding of all imaginable critical factors surrounding the organization of processes in aeronautical technology. However, the developments in aircraft technology and control systems require further improvements to meet future safety demands. This book embodies the proceedings of the 1997 International Aviation Safety Conference, and contains 60 talks by internationally recognized experts on various aspects of aviation safety. Subjects covered include: Human interfaces and man-machine interactions; Flight safety engineering and operational control systems; Aircraft development and integrated safety designs; Safety strategies relating to risk insurance and economics; Corporate aspects and safety management factors --- including airlines services and airport security environment.

The Gardener of Eden: A Novel

The Gardener of Eden: A Novel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Downie
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1643131168
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The Gardener of Eden: A Novel by David Downie Summary

A haunting and luminous novel that explores the dark secrets lurking beneath the stunning natural beauty of a dying timber town. A mysterious beachcomber appears one day on the coastal bluffs near the small town of Carverville, whose best days are long behind it. Who is he, and why has he returned after nearly forty years? Carverville’s prodigal son, James, serendipitously finds work at the Eden Seaside Resort & Cottages, a gentrified motel, but soon finds his homecoming taking a sinister turn when he and a local teenager make a gruesome discovery, which force him to reckon with the ghosts of his past—and the dangers of the present. Rumors, distrust, and conspiracies spread among the townsfolk, all of them seemingly trapped in their claustrophobic and isolated world. But is there something even more sinister at work here than the mere fear of outsiders? In The Gardener of Eden, David Downie weaves an intricate and compelling narrative of redemption, revenge, justice, and love—and the price of secrecy—as a community grapples with its tortured past and frightening future