Extreme Hydroclimatic Events and Multivariate Hazards in a Changing Environment

Extreme Hydroclimatic Events and Multivariate Hazards in a Changing Environment
Author: Viviana Maggioni,Christian Massari
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2019-06-06
ISBN 10: 0128149000
ISBN 13: 9780128149003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Extreme Hydroclimatic Events and Multivariate Hazards in a Changing Environment: A Remote Sensing Approach reviews multivariate hazards in a non-stationary environment, covering both short and long-term predictions from earth observations, along with long-term climate dynamics and models. The book provides a detailed overview of remotely sensed observations, current and future satellite missions useful for hydrologic studies and water resources engineering, and a review of hydroclimatic hazards. Given these tools, readers can improve their abilities to monitor, model and predict these extremes with remote sensing. In addition, the book covers multivariate hazards, like landslides, in case studies that analyze the combination of natural hazards and their impact on the natural and built environment. Finally, it ties hydroclimatic hazards into the Sendai Framework, providing another set of tools for reducing disaster impacts. Emphasizes recent and future satellite missions to study, monitor and forecast hydroclimatic hazards Provides a complete overview and differentiation of remotely sensed products that are useful for monitoring extreme hydroclimatic and related events Covers real-life examples and applications of integrating remote sensing products to study complex multi-hydroclimatic hazards

Connecting Mountain Hydroclimate Through the American Cordilleras

Connecting Mountain Hydroclimate Through the American Cordilleras
Author: Alfonso Fernandez,Michel Baraer,Bryan G. Mark
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN 10: 288966774X
ISBN 13: 9782889667741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Addressing Environmental Challenges Through Spatial Planning

Addressing Environmental Challenges Through Spatial Planning
Author: Hussain, Athar,Tiwari, Kailash Chandra,Gupta, Alpana
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021-12-17
ISBN 10: 1799883337
ISBN 13: 9781799883333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Urbanization is giving rise to environmental concerns including urban flooding, which generally occurs due to the construction of houses in the low-lying areas; loss of green cover leading to a disturbance in the ecological cycle; water scarcity due to growing needs; and deforestation leading to habitat fragmentation, wildlife corridors disturbance, forest fires, and climate change. In order to correct these issues, a consolidated balance between human, nature, and spatial aspects must be resolved and spatial solutions integrated on a common platform. Addressing Environmental Challenges Through Spatial Planning is devoted to addressing environmental concerns and technology innovations in domains such as pollution, water insecurity, and resources management. This text works to bridge the gap between engineering considerations and spatial aspects of planning. Covering topics such as sustainable housing, environmental restoration, and air emissions, this text is essential for environmental engineers, planning researchers, faculty, environmental and civil administrators, architects, consultants, environmental activists, town and country planning organizations, and professionals in all industries who aspire to have an environmentally friendly atmosphere and to provide a sustainable way of dealing with the environment in their respective domains for process efficiency and cost optimization.

Opportunities and Strategic Use of Agribusiness Information Systems

Opportunities and Strategic Use of Agribusiness Information Systems
Author: Che, Ferdinand Ndifor,Strang, Kenneth David,Vajjhala, Narasimha Rao
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2020-12-18
ISBN 10: 1799848507
ISBN 13: 9781799848509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Due to such factors as poor economic conditions, climate change, and conflict, food security remains an issue around the world and especially in developing nations. Rapid changes in technology over the last decade has brought a renewed focus on how information and communication technologies (ICTs) and application systems are deployed to improve rural competitiveness. Unfortunately, agricultural stakeholders in developing countries, particularly in Africa, have not been able to reap comparable benefits from adopting agricultural information systems as compared to their counterparts in the developed economies. Understanding the challenges that hinder the effective adoption of agricultural information systems and identifying opportunities or innovations is imperative to improve the agricultural sectors and overcome the problems in these developing economies. Opportunities and Strategic Use of Agribusiness Information Systems is an essential reference book that examines the key challenges that hinder the effective adoption of agricultural information systems. Moreover, it identifies and evaluates opportunities for the strategic deployment of ICTs and information systems to drive agricultural development for the benefit of agricultural sector stakeholders in emerging countries. While highlighting such topics as agricultural entrepreneurship, food value chain, and innovation systems, it is intended to provide sound and relevant frameworks and tools that will aid agricultural industry practitioners, smallholder farmers, and managers of agricultural extension systems looking to make more effective and responsible decisions when selecting, planning, deploying, and managing agribusiness information systems. It is additionally targeted for agricultural funding organizations, government policymakers, academicians, researchers, and students concerned with exploiting the potential of a variety of ICTs and information systems in the quest to achieve food security and poverty reduction in emerging economies.

Remote Sensing of Turbulence

Remote Sensing of Turbulence
Author: Victor Raizer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2021-10-03
ISBN 10: 100045875X
ISBN 13: 9781000458756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book offers a unique multidisciplinary integration of the physics of turbulence and remote sensing technology. Remote Sensing of Turbulence provides a new vision on the research of turbulence and summarizes the current and future challenges of monitoring turbulence remotely. The book emphasizes sophisticated geophysical applications, detection, and recognition of complex turbulent flows in oceans and the atmosphere. Through several techniques based on microwave and optical/IR observations, the text explores the technological capabilities and tools for the detection of turbulence, their signatures, and variability. FEATURES Covers the fundamental aspects of turbulence problems with a broad geophysical scope for a wide audience of readers Provides a complete description of remote-sensing capabilities for observing turbulence in the earth’s environment Establishes the state-of-the-art remote-sensing techniques and methods of data analysis for turbulence detection Investigates and evaluates turbulence detection signatures, their properties, and variability Provides cutting-edge remote-sensing applications for space-based monitoring and forecasts of turbulence in oceans and the atmosphere This book is a great resource for applied physicists, the professional remote sensing community, ecologists, geophysicists, and earth scientists.

Geospatial Technologies for Land and Water Resources Management

Geospatial Technologies for Land and Water Resources Management
Author: Ashish Pandey
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030904792
ISBN 13: 9783030904791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Precipitation Science

Precipitation Science
Author: Silas Michaelides
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 870
Release: 2021-11-11
ISBN 10: 0128229373
ISBN 13: 9780128229378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Precipitation Science: Measurement, Remote Sensing, Microphysics and Modeling addresses the latest key concerns for researchers in precipitation science, mainly observing, measuring, modeling and forecasting. Using case studies and global examples, the book demonstrates how researchers are addressing these issues using state-of-the-art methods and models to improve accuracy and output across the field. In the process, it covers such topics as discrepancies between models and observations, precipitation estimations, error assessment, droplet size distributions, and using data in forecasting and simulations. Other sections cover improved standard approaches, novel approaches, and coverage of a variety of topics such as climatology, data records, and more. By providing comprehensive coverage of the most up-to-date approaches to understanding, modeling, and predicting precipitation, this book offers researchers in atmospheric science, hydrology and meteorology with a comprehensive resource for improving outcomes and advancing knowledge. Provides updated and novel approaches to key issues in precipitation research Offers practical knowledge through global examples and case studies Includes full-color visuals to enhance comprehension of key concepts

Landscapes and Landforms of Austria

Landscapes and Landforms of Austria
Author: Christine Embleton-Hamann
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030928152
ISBN 13: 9783030928155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rainfall

Rainfall
Author: Renato Morbidelli
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2022-02-07
ISBN 10: 0128225459
ISBN 13: 9780128225455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rainfall: Physical Process, Measurement, Data Analysis and Usage in Hydrological Investigations integrates different rainfall perspectives, from droplet formation and modeling developments to the experimental measurements and their analysis, to application in surface and subsurface hydrological investigations. Each chapter provides an updated representation of the involved subject with relative open problems and includes a case study at the end of the chapter. The book targets postgraduate readers studying meteorology, civil and environmental engineering, geophysics, agronomy and natural science, as well as practitioners working in the fields of hydrology, hydrogeology, agronomy and water resource management. Presents comprehensive coverage of rainfall-related topics, from the basic processes involved in the drop formation to data use and modeling Provides real-life examples for practical use in the form of a case study in each chapter

Handbook of Drought and Water Scarcity

Handbook of Drought and Water Scarcity
Author: Saeid Eslamian,Faezeh A. Eslamian
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 674
Release: 2017-08-02
ISBN 10: 1315404206
ISBN 13: 9781315404202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This volume include over 30 chapters, written by experts from around the world. It examines drought and all of the fundamental principles relating to drought and water scarcity. It includes coverage of the causes of drought, occurences, preparations, drought vulnerability assessments, societal implications, and more.

Extreme Hydrology and Climate Variability

Extreme Hydrology and Climate Variability
Author: Assefa M. Melesse,Wossenu Abtew,Gabriel Senay
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2019-07-03
ISBN 10: 0128159995
ISBN 13: 9780128159996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Extreme Hydrology and Climate Variability: Monitoring, Modelling, Adaptation and Mitigation is a compilation of contributions by experts from around the world who discuss extreme hydrology topics, from monitoring, to modeling and management. With extreme climatic and hydrologic events becoming so frequent, this book is a critical source, adding knowledge to the science of extreme hydrology. Topics covered include hydrometeorology monitoring, climate variability and trends, hydrological variability and trends, landscape dynamics, droughts, flood processes, and extreme events management, adaptation and mitigation. Each of the book's chapters provide background and theoretical foundations followed by approaches used and results of the applied studies. This book will be highly used by water resource managers and extreme event researchers who are interested in understanding the processes and teleconnectivity of large-scale climate dynamics and extreme events, predictability, simulation and intervention measures. Presents datasets used and methods followed to support the findings included, allowing readers to follow these steps in their own research Provides variable methodological approaches, thus giving the reader multiple hydrological modeling information to use in their work Includes a variety of case studies, thus making the context of the book relatable to everyday working situations for those studying extreme hydrology Discusses extreme event management, including adaption and mitigation

Re envisioning Advances in Remote Sensing

Re envisioning Advances in Remote Sensing
Author: Ripudaman Singh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2022-03-17
ISBN 10: 1000531457
ISBN 13: 9781000531459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Re-envisioning Advances in Remote Sensing: Urbanization, Disasters and Planning aims at portraying varied advancements in remote sensing applications, particularly in the fields of urbanization, disaster management and regional planning perspectives. The book is organized into three sections of overlapping areas of research covering chief remote sensing applications. Apart from introducing the advances in remote sensing through Indian remote sensing developments, it depicts the broader themes of: urbanization and its impacts; geospatial technology for disaster management; and, remote sensing applications in models and planning. It also provides outlook to future research agenda for remote sensing. Features: • Depicts advances in remote sensing in major fields through applications of geospatial technologies. • Covers remote sensing applications in varied aspects of urbanization, urban problems and disasters. • Includes advancements in remote sensing in model building and planning perspectives. • Analyses the usage of smartphones and other digital devices in mapping urban problems and monitoring disaster risks. • Explores future agenda for remote sensing advances and its ever-widening horizon. This book would be of interest to all the researchers and graduate students pursuing studies in the fields of remote sensing, GIS, geospatial technologies, urbanizations, disaster management, regional planning, environmental sciences, natural resource management and related fields.

Extreme Floods and Droughts under Future Climate Scenarios

Extreme Floods and Droughts under Future Climate Scenarios
Author: Momcilo Markus,Ximing Cai,Ryan Sriver
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2019-11-28
ISBN 10: 3039218980
ISBN 13: 9783039218981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hydroclimatic extremes, such as floods and droughts, affect aspects of our lives and the environment including energy, hydropower, agriculture, transportation, urban life, and human health and safety. Climate studies indicate that the risk of increased flooding and/or more severe droughts will be higher in the future than today, causing increased fatalities, environmental degradation, and economic losses. Using a suite of innovative approaches this book quantifies the changes in projected hydroclimatic extremes and illustrates their impacts in several locations in North America, Asia, and Europe.

Intelligent Data Analytics for Decision Support Systems in Hazard Mitigation

Intelligent Data Analytics for Decision Support Systems in Hazard Mitigation
Author: Ravinesh C. Deo,Pijush Samui,Ozgur Kisi,Zaher Mundher Yaseen
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 469
Release: 2020-07-29
ISBN 10: 9811557721
ISBN 13: 9789811557729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book highlights cutting-edge applications of machine learning techniques for disaster management by monitoring, analyzing, and forecasting hydro-meteorological variables. Predictive modelling is a consolidated discipline used to forewarn the possibility of natural hazards. In this book, experts from numerical weather forecast, meteorology, hydrology, engineering, agriculture, economics, and disaster policy-making contribute towards an interdisciplinary framework to construct potent models for hazard risk mitigation. The book will help advance the state of knowledge of artificial intelligence in decision systems to aid disaster management and policy-making. This book can be a useful reference for graduate student, academics, practicing scientists and professionals of disaster management, artificial intelligence, and environmental sciences.

Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region

Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region
Author: R. Krishnan,J. Sanjay,Chellappan Gnanaseelan,Milind Mujumdar,Ashwini Kulkarni,Supriyo Chakraborty
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2020-06-12
ISBN 10: 9811543275
ISBN 13: 9789811543272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This open access book discusses the impact of human-induced global climate change on the regional climate and monsoons of the Indian subcontinent, adjoining Indian Ocean and the Himalayas. It documents the regional climate change projections based on the climate models used in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) and climate change modeling studies using the IITM Earth System Model (ESM) and CORDEX South Asia datasets. The IPCC assessment reports, published every 6–7 years, constitute important reference materials for major policy decisions on climate change, adaptation, and mitigation. While the IPCC assessment reports largely provide a global perspective on climate change, the focus on regional climate change aspects is considerably limited. The effects of climate change over the Indian subcontinent involve complex physical processes on different space and time scales, especially given that the mean climate of this region is generally shaped by the Indian monsoon and the unique high-elevation geographical features such as the Himalayas, the Western Ghats, the Tibetan Plateau and the adjoining Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, and Bay of Bengal. This book also presents policy relevant information based on robust scientific analysis and assessments of the observed and projected future climate change over the Indian region.

Statistical Analysis and Stochastic Modelling of Hydrological Extremes

Statistical Analysis and Stochastic Modelling of Hydrological Extremes
Author: Hossein Tabari
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2019-10-28
ISBN 10: 3039216643
ISBN 13: 9783039216642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hydrological extremes have become a major concern because of their devastating consequences and their increased risk as a result of climate change and the growing concentration of people and infrastructure in high-risk zones. The analysis of hydrological extremes is challenging due to their rarity and small sample size, and the interconnections between different types of extremes and becomes further complicated by the untrustworthy representation of meso-scale processes involved in extreme events by coarse spatial and temporal scale models as well as biased or missing observations due to technical difficulties during extreme conditions. The complexity of analyzing hydrological extremes calls for robust statistical methods for the treatment of such events. This Special Issue is motivated by the need to apply and develop innovative stochastic and statistical approaches to analyze hydrological extremes under current and future climate conditions. The papers of this Special Issue focus on six topics associated with hydrological extremes: Historical changes in hydrological extremes; Projected changes in hydrological extremes; Downscaling of hydrological extremes; Early warning and forecasting systems for drought and flood; Interconnections of hydrological extremes; Applicability of satellite data for hydrological studies.

Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis CRIDA

Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis  CRIDA
Author: Mendoza, Guillermo,Jeuken, Ad,Matthews, John H.,Stakhiv, Eugene,Kucharski, John,Gilroy, Kristin
Publsiher: UNESCO Publishing
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2018-12-31
ISBN 10: 9231002872
ISBN 13: 9789231002878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Impacts of Anthropogenic Activities on Watersheds in a Changing Climate

Impacts of Anthropogenic Activities on Watersheds in a Changing Climate
Author: Luís Filipe Sanches Fernandes,Fernando António Leal Pacheco
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-04-14
ISBN 10: 3036502661
ISBN 13: 9783036502663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The immediate goal of this Special Issue was the characterization of land uses and occupations (LULC) in watersheds and the assessment of impacts caused by anthropogenic activities. The goal was immediate because the ultimate purpose was to help bring disturbed watersheds to a better condition or a utopian sustainable status. The steps followed to attain this objective included publishing studies on the understanding of factors and variables that control hydrology and water quality changes in response to human activities. Following this first step, the Special Issue selected work that described adaption measures capable of improving the watershed condition (water availability and quality), namely LULC conversions (e.g., monocultures into agro-forestry systems). Concerning the LULC measures, however, efficacy was questioned unless supported by public programs that force consumers to participate in concomitant costs, because conversions may be viewed as an environmental service.

Confronting Climate Uncertainty in Water Resources Planning and Project Design

Confronting Climate Uncertainty in Water Resources Planning and Project Design
Author: Patrick A. Ray,Casey M. Brown
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2015-08-20
ISBN 10: 1464804788
ISBN 13: 9781464804786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Confronting Climate Uncertainty in Water Resources Planning and Project Design describes an approach to facing two fundamental and unavoidable issues brought about by climate change uncertainty in water resources planning and project design. The first is a risk assessment problem. The second relates to risk management. This book provides background on the risks relevant in water systems planning, the different approaches to scenario definition in water system planning, and an introduction to the decision-scaling methodology upon which the decision tree is based. The decision tree is described as a scientifically defensible, repeatable, direct and clear method for demonstrating the robustness of a project to climate change. While applicable to all water resources projects, it allocates effort to projects in a way that is consistent with their potential sensitivity to climate risk. The process was designed to be hierarchical, with different stages or phases of analysis triggered based on the findings of the previous phase. An application example is provided followed by a descriptions of some of the tools available for decision making under uncertainty and methods available for climate risk management. The tool was designed for the World Bank but can be applicable in other scenarios where similar challenges arise.

Advanced Remote Sensing

Advanced Remote Sensing
Author: Shunlin Liang,Xiaowen Li,Jindi Wang
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 0123859557
ISBN 13: 9780123859556
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advanced Remote Sensing is an application-based reference that provides a single source of mathematical concepts necessary for remote sensing data gathering and assimilation. It presents state-of-the-art techniques for estimating land surface variables from a variety of data types, including optical sensors such as RADAR and LIDAR. Scientists in a number of different fields including geography, geology, atmospheric science, environmental science, planetary science and ecology will have access to critically-important data extraction techniques and their virtually unlimited applications. While rigorous enough for the most experienced of scientists, the techniques are well designed and integrated, making the book’s content intuitive, clearly presented, and practical in its implementation. Comprehensive overview of various practical methods and algorithms Detailed description of the principles and procedures of the state-of-the-art algorithms Real-world case studies open several chapters More than 500 full-color figures and tables Edited by top remote sensing experts with contributions from authors across the geosciences