Archipelagos: Types, Characteristics and Conservation

Mabel Perez and Juana Mills (Editors)

Series: Earth Sciences in the 21st Century
BISAC: SCI030000



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Archipelagos: Types, Characteristics and Conservation begins by examining the Canary Islands and their characteristic orography and regime of winds that affect this archipelago. Investigations were carried out by the authors which allowed for the characterization of the atmospheric corrosion for metals of wide industrial use.
Due to its geographical location, the Azores archipelago is one of the perfect places to observe and study the characteristics of atmospheric processes. The remote conditions of the islands allow for the monitoring of greenhouse gases without the influence of local sources of pollution. Consequences of climate change are also discussed.
The closing chapter discusses a new paradigm in the sol-gel synthesis, particularly in the synthesis of bioactive glass. In this new approach, the deionized water is replaced by highly ionized and naturally acidified thermal water collected from springs located in Furnas Volcano. Given the potential impact of these waters on the structure and bioactivity of sol-gel bioactive glass, special emphasis is given to their genesis, physicochemical properties and ionic diversity.


Chapter 1. Atmospheric Corrosion in the Canary Islands
(J. J. Santana, PhD, V. F. Mena-González, H. C. Vasconcelos, PhD, S. González, PhD, and R. M. Souto, PhD, Department of Process Engineering, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain, and others)

Chapter 2. Perspectives of Atmospheric Sciences in the Azores: History of Meteorology and Climate Change
(Maria Gabriela Meirelles and Fernanda Rosário Silva Carvalho, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Engineering, University of Azores, Azores, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 3. Bioglass Prepared via a Mineral Water-Assisted Sol-Gel Route
(H. C. Vasconcelos, R. Coutinho, P. Freire, A. C. Farias, M. C. Gonçalves and A. Silva Pinto, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade dos Açores, Portugal, and others)


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