Empirical-statistical downscaling (ESD) is a method for estimating how local climatic variables are affected by large-scale climatic conditions. ESD has been applied to local climate/weather studies for years. This textbook is suitable for next-generation climate scientists.
Presents a comprehensive review of the state of science and forecasting of tropical cyclones together with the application of this science to disaster mitigation, hence the tag: From Science to Mitigation.
Around 71% of the Earth's surface is covered in water. In this Very Short Introduction John Finney explores the science of water, its structure and remarkable properties, and its vital role for life on Earth.
Presents an introduction to the weather processes and climatic conditions around the world, their observed variability and changes, and projected trends. This book offers a comprehensive coverage of global meteorology and climatology.
Earth Matters describes the importance of soil, the many ways in which we depend on it, and how humans have worked with the soil throughout history. Exploring the reasons for increasing recognition and respect for soil even among town and city dwellers, Bardgett concludes with a look at current efforts to stop widespread soil degradation.
This text covers areas of geostatistical methodology, including: tools for description; quantitative modelling of spatial continuity; spatial prediction; and theoretical background for GSLIB programmes. Application is to environmental data, but the algorithms may be used in other disciplines.
Hydrofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know is a concise, well-informed primer on one of the most promising yet controversial methods of accessing natural gas and oil. Exploring the promises and pitfalls of fracking, Alex Prud'homme offers an even-handed introduction for an interested general reader.
Suitable for teachers of OCR A Level specifications who want to deliver the style A Level, this book engages students and supports them through the transition from GCSE. It includes two sections with advice on improving practical and field skills. It integrates How Science Works to help students understand the underlying principles of science.
This book presents a comprehensive review of the current state of the art in studying flow with anisotropy, mineral physics and geodynamics. It describes several novel methods for the modeling and interpretation of shear wave splitting.