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Garc??aLe??n, Manuel 
Detecting Environmental Radioactivity 
I12351 
2022 
Book 

2 
Jon Mooney, Sacha 
Xray Imaging of the Soil Porous Architecture 
I12345 
2022 
Book 

3 
Helal, Mohamed Atef 
Solitons 
I12321 
2022 
Book 

4 
Smirnov, Boris M 
Global Energetics of the Atmosphere 
I11939 
2021 
eBook 

5 
Kokhanovsky, Alexander 
Snow Optics 
I11915 
2021 
eBook 

6 
Fieguth, Paul 
An Introduction to Complex Systems 
I11679 
2021 
eBook 

7 
Webb, Gary 
Magnetohydrodynamics and Fluid Dynamics: Action Principles and Conservation Laws 
I10016 
2018 
eBook 

8 
Zeytounian, Radyadour Kh 
Asymptotic Modelling of Fluid Flow Phenomena 
I10915 
2002 
eBook 

9 
Gyr, A 
Sedimentation and Sediment Transport 
I10715 
2003 
eBook 

10 
Weiss, Jeffrey B 
Transport and Mixing in Geophysical Flows 
I08273 
2008 
eBook 


1.


Title  Detecting Environmental Radioactivity 
Author(s)  Garc??aLe??n, Manuel 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XVII, 629 p. 275 illus., 135 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This textbook presents the principles and methods for the measurement of radioactivity in the environment. In this regard, specific lowlevel radiation counting and spectrometry or mass spectrometry techniques are discussed, including sources, distribution, levels and dynamics of radioactivity in nature. The author gives an accurate description of the fundamental concepts and laws of radioactivity as well as the different types of detectors and mass spectrometers needed for detection. Special attention is paid to scintillators, semiconductor detectors, and gas ionization detectors. In order to explain radiochemistry, some concepts about chemical separations are introduced as well. The book is meant for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in physics, chemistry or engineering oriented to environmental sciences, and to other disciplines where monitoring of the environment and its management is of great interest 
ISBN,Price  9783031099700 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. Environmental chemistry
4. Environmental monitoring
5. ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS
6. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
7. GEOPHYSICS
8. Mass spectrometry
9. MASS SPECTROSCOPY
10. PHYSICS
11. SPECTROSCOPY
12. SPECTRUM ANALYSIS

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Title  Xray Imaging of the Soil Porous Architecture 
Author(s)  Jon Mooney, Sacha;Young, Iain M;Heck, Richard J;Peth, Stephan 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  X, 229 p. 1 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  The advent of Xray Computed Tomography (CT) as a tool for the soil sciences almost 40 years ago has revolutionised the field. Soil is the fragile, thin layer of material that exists above earth???s geological substrates upon which so much of life on earth depends. However a major limitation to our understanding of how soils behave and function is due to its complex, opaque structure that hinders our ability to assess its porous architecture without disturbance. Xray imagery has facilitated the ability to truly observe soil as it exists in three dimensions and across contrasting spatial and temporal scales in the field in an undisturbed fashion. This book gives a comprehensive overview of the ???state of the art??? in a variety of application areas where this type of imaging is used, including soil water physics and hydrology, agronomic management of soils, and soilplantmicrobe interactions. It provides the necessary details for entry level readers in the crucial areas of sample preparation, scanner optimisation and image processing and analysis. Drawing on experts across the globe, from both academia and industry, the book covers the necessary ???dos and don???ts???, but also offers insights into the future of both technology and science. The wider application of the book is provided by dedicated chapters on how the data from such imagery can be incorporated into models and how the technology can be interfaced with other relevant technical applications. The book ends with a future outlook from the four editors, each of whom has over 20 years of experience in the application of Xray CT to soil science 
ISBN,Price  9783031121760 
Keyword(s)  1. COMPUTER VISION
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS
5. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
6. MICROBIOLOGY
7. PHYSICS
8. Radiology
9. Soil science

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Title  Solitons 
Author(s)  Helal, Mohamed Atef 
Publication  New York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer US, 2022. 
Description  151 illus., 112 illus. in color. eReference : online resource 
Abstract Note  This newly updated volume of the Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science (ECSS) presents several mathematical models that describe this physical phenomenon, including the famous nonlinear equation KortewegdeVries (KdV) that represents the canonical form of solitons. Also, there exists a class of nonlinear partial differential equations that led to solitons, e.g., KadomtsevPetviashvili (KP), KleinGordon (KG), SineGordon (SG), NonLinear Schr??dinger (NLS), KortewegdeVries Burger???s (KdVB), etc. Different linear mathematical methods can be used to solve these models analytically, such as the Inverse Scattering Transformation (IST), Adomian Decomposition Method, Variational Iteration Method (VIM), Homotopy Analysis Method (HAM) and Homotopy Perturbation Method (HPM). Other nonanalytic methods use the computational techniques available in such popular mathematical packages as Mathematica, Maple, and MATLAB. The main purpose of this volume is to provide physicists, engineers, and their students with the proper methods and tools to solve the soliton equations, and to discover the new possibilities of using solitons in multidisciplinary areas ranging from telecommunications to biology, cosmology, and oceanographic studies 
ISBN,Price  9781071624579 
Keyword(s)  1. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. Engineering Fluid Dynamics
5. ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS
6. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
7. FLUID MECHANICS
8. Mathematical Methods in Physics
9. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
10. PHYSICS
11. PLASMA WAVES
12. Waves, instabilities and nonlinear plasma dynamics

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Title  Global Energetics of the Atmosphere : Earth???Atmosphere Equilibrium, Greenhouse Effect, and Climate Change 
Author(s)  Smirnov, Boris M 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2021. 
Description  XXIV, 301 p. 125 illus., 55 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book looks at global atmospheric processes from a physical standpoint using available current and past observational data taken from measurements of relevant atmospheric parameters. It describes various aspects of the current atmospheric state and its future evolution, focusing primarily on the energetic balance of the Earth and atmosphere, and taking into consideration the multifaceted global equilibrium between these two systems, carbon, and water. The analysis presented in this book restricts itself to those objects and processes that allow us to obtain reliable conclusions and numerical estimations, in contrast to current climate models with much larger numbers of parameters for describing the same problems. As a result, in spite of the roughness of numerical parameters, the book unveils a reliable and transparent physical picture of energetic phenomena in the global atmosphere. In particular, it shows that approximately only onefourth of atmospheric water returns from the atmosphere to the Earth in the form of free molecules. It was shown that the contemporary warming of our planet has an anthropogenic character, and that the average global temperature increases due to an increase of the concentration of atmospheric CO2 molecules, via an increase in atmospheric moisture, as well as an increase in the amount of aerosols in the atmosphere. Accumulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide plays a subsidiary role in this process and gives approximately onethird in a change of the global temperature, while an increase in the amount of atmospheric water by as little as only 0.3% per year explains the observed warming of the Earth. The book shows how the greenhouse instability of the atmosphere evidently has its origins in the Eocene epoch, presenting an analysis of the influence of various types of global energetic processes on the climate that differs from the official stance on these problems 
ISBN,Price  9783030900083 
Keyword(s)  1. ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE
2. Climate Sciences
3. CLIMATOLOGY
4. EBOOK
5. EBOOK  SPRINGER
6. ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS
7. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
8. MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY
9. PHYSICS
10. THERMODYNAMICS

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Title  Snow Optics 
Author(s)  Kokhanovsky, Alexander 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2021. 
Description  X, 161 p. 50 illus., 42 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book is the first book of its kind, focusing exclusively on the optical properties of snow. As a complex and turbid medium, snow is approached as a strongly lightscattering (in the visible spectrum) medium with large, nonspherical ice grains. The book discusses both experimental and theoretical results, as well as the remote sensing of snow using groundbased, airborne and satellite optical instrumentation. The book will be of particular importance for researchers studying snow characteristics (the size of grains, snow pollution and albedo) using various remotesensing techniques 
ISBN,Price  9783030865894 
Keyword(s)  1. ASTRONOMY
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. ENVIRONMENT
5. ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS
6. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
7. GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
8. GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM
9. LASER
10. LASERS
11. PHYSICS
12. PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

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Title  An Introduction to Complex Systems : Society, Ecology, and Nonlinear Dynamics 
Author(s)  Fieguth, Paul 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2021. 
Description  XIV, 463 p. 266 illus., 247 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  Complex Systems lie at the heart of a variety of largescale phenomena of great significance  global warming, ice ages, water, poverty, pandemics  and this text uses these case studies as motivations and contexts to explore complex systems and related topics of nonlinear dynamics and powerlaw statistics. Although detailed mathematical descriptions of these topics can be challenging, the consequences of a system being nonlinear, powerlaw, or complex are in fact quite accessible. This book blends a tutorial approach to the mathematical aspects of complex systems together with a complementary narrative on the global/ecological/societal implications of such systems. Nearly all engineering undergraduate courses focus on mathematics and systems which are small scale, linear, and Gaussian. Unfortunately there is not a single largescale ecological or social phenomenon that is scalar, linear, and Gaussian. This book offers insights to better understand the largescale problems facing the world and to realize that these cannot be solved by a single, narrow academic field or perspective. Instead, the book seeks to emphasize understanding, concepts, and ideas, in a way that is mathematically rigorous, so that the concepts do not feel vague, but not so technical that the mathematics get in the way. The book is intended for students in technical domains such as engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, and environmental studies. This second edition adds nine new examples, over 30 additional problems, 50 additional figures, and three new chapters offering a detailed study of system decoupling, extensive solutions to chapter problems, and a timely discussion on the complex systems challenges associated with COVID19 and pandemics in general 
ISBN,Price  9783030631680 
Keyword(s)  1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS
2. Earth System Sciences
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS
6. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
7. Physical geography
8. PHYSICS
9. SYSTEM THEORY

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Title  Magnetohydrodynamics and Fluid Dynamics: Action Principles and Conservation Laws 
Author(s)  Webb, Gary 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2018. 
Description  XIV, 301 p. 22 illus., 16 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This text focuses on conservation laws in magnetohydrodynamics, gasdynamics and hydrodynamics. A grasp of new conservation laws is essential in fusion and space plasmas, as well as in geophysical fluid dynamics; they can be used to test numerical codes, or to reveal new aspects of the underlying physics, e.g., by identifying the time history of the fluid elements as an important key to understanding fluid vorticity or in investigating the stability of steady flows. The ten Galilean Lie point symmetries of the fundamental action discussed in this book give rise to the conservation of energy, momentum, angular momentum and center of mass conservation laws via Noether???s first theorem. The advected invariants are related to fluid relabeling symmetries ??? socalled diffeomorphisms associated with the Lagrangian map ??? and are obtained by applying the EulerPoincare approach to Noether???s second theorem. The book discusses several variants of helicity including kinetic helicity, cross helicity, magnetic helicity, Ertels??? theorem and potential vorticity, the Hollman invariant, and the Godbillon Vey invariant. The book develops the noncanonical Hamiltonian approach to MHD using the noncanonical Poisson bracket, while also refining the multisymplectic approach to ideal MHD and obtaining novel nonlocal conservation laws. It also briefly discusses Anco and Bluman???s direct method for deriving conservation laws. A range of examples is used to illustrate topological invariants in MHD and fluid dynamics, including the Hopf invariant, the Calugareanu invariant, the Taylor magnetic helicity reconnection hypothesis for magnetic fields in highly conducting plasmas, and the magnetic helicity of Alfv??n simple waves, MHD topological solitons, and the Parker Archimedean spiral magnetic field. The Lagrangian map is used to obtain a class of solutions for incompressible MHD. The AharonovBohm interpretation of magnetic helicity and cross helicity is discussed. In closing, examples of magnetosonic Nwaves are used to illustrate the role of the wave number and group velocity concepts for MHD waves. This selfcontained and pedagogical guide to the fundamentals will benefit postgraduatelevel newcomers and seasoned researchers alike 
ISBN,Price  9783319725116 
Keyword(s)  1. EBOOK
2. EBOOK  SPRINGER
3. ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS
4. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
5. Fluid and Aerodynamics
6. FLUIDS
7. GEOPHYSICS
8. Geophysics/Geodesy
9. PLASMA (IONIZED GASES)
10. PLASMA PHYSICS
11. SPACE SCIENCES
12. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)

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Title  Asymptotic Modelling of Fluid Flow Phenomena 
Author(s)  Zeytounian, Radyadour Kh 
Publication  Dordrecht, Springer Netherlands, 2002. 
Description  XVIII, 550 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  for the fluctuations around the means but rather fluctuations, and appearing in the following incompressible system of equations: on any wall; at initial time, and are assumed known. This contribution arose from discussion with J. P. Guiraud on attempts to push forward our last cosigned paper (1986) and the main idea is to put a stochastic structure on fluctuations and to identify the large eddies with a part of the probability space. The Reynolds stresses are derived from a kind of MonteCarlo process on equations for fluctuations. Those are themselves modelled against a technique, using the Guiraud and Zeytounian (1986). The scheme consists in a set of like equations, considered as random, because they mimic the large eddy fluctuations. The Reynolds stresses are got from stochastic averaging over a family of their solutions. Asymptotics underlies the scheme, but in a rather loose hidden way. We explain this in relation with homogenizati localization processes (described within the ??3. 4 ofChapter 3). Ofcourse the mathematical well posedness of the scheme is not known and the numerics would be formidable! Whether this attempt will inspire researchers in the field of highly complex turbulent flows is not foreseeable and we have hope that the idea will prove useful 
ISBN,Price  9780306483868 
Keyword(s)  1. APPLIED MATHEMATICS
2. Classical and Continuum Physics
3. CLASSICAL MECHANICS
4. Continuum physics
5. EBOOK
6. EBOOK  SPRINGER
7. ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS
8. ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS
9. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
10. Fluid and Aerodynamics
11. FLUIDS
12. Mathematical and Computational Engineering
13. MECHANICS

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Title  Sedimentation and Sediment Transport : Proceedings of the Symposium held in Monte Verit??, Switzerland, from September 2nd ??? to September 6th, 2002 
Author(s)  Gyr, A;Kinzelbach, Wolfgang 
Publication  Dordrecht, Springer Netherlands, 2003. 
Description  X, 271 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  It is evident, that for a number of ecological and technical problems in rivers and lakes a better knowledge of sediment transport and sedimentation is needed together with the ability to predict and simulate sediment behaviour. On the other hand, a stagnation of research in these topics could be observed in the last decades. At the Symposium an attempt was made to present new results in mathematics and natural sciences relevant for the sediment problem. New strategies were discussed to tackle the complexity of the problem. Basic theoretical research and laboratory experiments alone are incomplete without a feedback from field observations and measurements. For that reason wellknown researchers from both basic and engineering sciences were invited. Turbulence, nonlocal phenomena, stability, interaction, feedback systems, selforganization, twophase flow and chaotic processes, numerical simulations as well as measurement techniques and field results were the keywords of the Symposium. This proceedings are a good source for those interested in the state of the art 
ISBN,Price  9789401703475 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Continuum Physics
2. CLASSICAL MECHANICS
3. Continuum physics
4. EBOOK
5. EBOOK  SPRINGER
6. ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS
7. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
8. GEOMORPHOLOGY
9. MECHANICS
10. Sedimentology

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Title  Transport and Mixing in Geophysical Flows 
Author(s)  Weiss, Jeffrey B;Provenzale, Antonello 
Publication  Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2008. 
Description  IX, 262 p : online resource 
Abstract Note  This volume collects a number of theoretical and experimental lectures on various aspects of transport and mixing of active and passive particles in geophysical flows. Transports in fluids can be approached from two complementary perspectives: in the Eulerian view of mixing, the focus is on the concentration field  advection stetches and folds the concentration field and sharpens the gradients, while diffusion smoothes the field. In the Langrangian view, fluid parcels are followed around as they move with the flow, experiencing chaotic or stochastic motion. Both pictures are considered in the present lectures, with passive particles carried freely by the flow and reactive particles, where chemically or biologically induced reactions change the character of the particles 
ISBN,Price  9783540752158 
Keyword(s)  1. ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS
5. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
6. Fluid and Aerodynamics
7. FLUIDS
8. GEOPHYSICS
9. Geophysics/Geodesy

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