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Authored by world-class scientists and scholars, the Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, is an excellent reference for understanding the consequences of changing natural resources to the degradation of ecological integrity and the sustainability of life. Based on the content of the bestselling and CHOICE awarded Encyclopedia of Natural Resources, this new edition demonstrates the major challenges that the society is facing for the sustainability of all wellbeing on planet Earth. The experience, evidence, methods, and models used in studying natural resources are presented in six stand-alone volumes, arranged along the main systems: land, water, and air. It reviews state-of-the-art knowledge, highlights advances made in different areas, and provides guidance for the appropriate use of remote sensing data in the study of natural resources on a global scale.
Volume 6, Atmosphere and Climate, covers atmospheric pollution and the complexity of atmospheric systems and their interactions with human activity. As an excellent reference for fundamental information on air systems, the handbook includes coverage of acid rain and nitrogen deposition, air pollutants, elevated carbon dioxide, atmospheric circulation patterns, and climate change effects on polar regions and climatology. New in this edition are discussions on aerosols monitoring and mapping, greenhouse gases, the Greenland ice sheet and mountainous regions. This book presents the key processes, methods, and models used in studying the impact of air pollution on ecosystems worldwide.
Written in an easy-to-reference manner, the Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, as individual volumes or as a complete set, is essential for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the science and management of natural resources. Public and private libraries, educational and research institutions, scientists, scholars, and resource managers will benefit enormously from this set. Individual volumes and chapters can also be used in a wide variety of both graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental science and natural science courses at different levels and disciplines, such as biology, geography, Earth system science, ecology, etc.
Acid Rain and Nitrogen Deposition. Acid Rain and Precipitation Chemistry. Air Pollutants: Elevated Carbon Dioxide. Albedo. Arctic Oscillation. Asian Monsoon. Atmospheric Acid Deposition. Atmospheric Circulation: General. Circulation Patterns: Atmospheric and Oceanic. Dew Point Temperature. Estimating Arctic Sea-Ice Shortwave Albedo. Fronts. Land-Atmosphere Interactions. Ozone and Ozone Depletion. Transpiration and Physical Evaporation: United States Variability. Water Storage: Atmospheric. Agroclimatology. Climate: Classification. Climate: Extreme Events. Climate and Climatology. Climatology: Moist Enthalpy and Long-Term Anomaly Trends. Crops and the Atmosphere: Trace Gas Exchanges. Drought: Management. Drought: Precipitation, Evapotranspiration, and Soil Moisture. Drought: Resistance. El Niño, La Niña, and the Southern Oscillation. Meteorology: Tropical. Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions. Oceans: Observation and Prediction. Tropical Cyclones. Urban Heat Islands. Wind Speed Probability Distribution. Climate Change. Boreal Forests: Climate Change. Climate Change: Coastal Marine Ecosystems. Climate Change: Polar Regions. Effects of Climate Change on Habitat Suitability of Tree-of-Heaven along the Appalachian Trail. Climate Change: Ecosystem Dynamics along the Appalchian Trail. Global Land Surface Phenology: Spatial and Temporal Variations. Spatiotemporal Variations in Precipitation and Temperature over Northeastern Eurasia, 1961 to 2010.