Horizons in Earth Science Research. Volume 19

Benjamin Veress (Editor)
Jozsi Szigethy (Editor)

Series: Horizons in Earth Science Research
BISAC: SCI019000

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In the opening chapter of Horizons in Earth Science Research. Volume 19 uses obtained kinetic data to estimate the growth rate of the basic copper carbonates with the participation of complexing agents, thus demonstrating that natural organic complexing agents can play an important role in the formation of copper carbonate minerals.

The next section deals with how the presence of organic matter, which is much softer than the inorganic matrix, affects gas production in shale reservoirs. A comprehensive study of the characteristics of organic matter can improve our understanding of organic-rich shale reservoirs.

Additionally, remote-sensing for oil spills is reviewed. The technical aspects of sensors are summarized and the benefits and limitations of each sensor are given.

In the last few decades, as the number of reclamation projects has increased, the diversity of the landscape has also increased, as has the proportion of ecologically valuable elements (such as forests, meadows and water bodies) which can approximate the original landscape with a greater degree of ecological stability. More accurate quantification of the extent of mining activities and reclamation projects is important for exploration of environmental impacts on the ecosystem.

In order to address coastal degradation, the Atlantic Andalusian Coastal District has performed beach and dune restoration planning, described by the authors as an example of sustainable coastal management.

In the penultimate chapter, the method of the gravitational mass spectroscopy is used to investigate the inhomogeneity of the density in the surface layers of the Earth’s crust under the European continent in the area of massive deposits of hard coal.
The final chapter describes the petrography, whole-rock major and trace-element geochemistry of lamprophyre dyke reported in southern India.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. The Influence of Natural Complexing Agents on the Malachite Formation
(Daniil B. Gogol, PhD, and Vitaliy N. Fomin, PhD, Mineral Processing Laboratory, Institute of Complex Development of Mineral Resources, Karaganda, Kazakhstan, and Chemistry Department, Academician E.A.Buketov Karaganda State University, Karaganda, Kazakhstan)

Chapter 2. Petrophysical and Geomechanical Effects of Organic Matter on Shale Gas Production
(Wonsuk Yoo, Tae Hong Kim, and Kun Sang Lee, Department of Earth Resources and Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea)

Chapter 3. Oil Spill Remote Sensing
(Merv Fingas, and Carl E. Brown, Spill Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and Emergencies Science and Technology Section Environment and Climate Change, Canada)

Chapter 4. Land Cover Changes in the Extent of Surface Mining and Reclamation in Northwest Bohemia Using a 1984-2017 LANDSAT Time Series
(Lubos Matejicek, Institute for Environmental Studies, Charles University,
Faculty of Natural Science, Prague, Czech Republic)

Chapter 5. Different Behaviour and Management of Two Littoral Dunes in Southern Spain
(Lopez-Garcia P., M. Navarro, J. Roman- Sierra, G. Gomez-Pina, A. Contreras, R. Martell, and J. J. Muñoz-Perez, Coastal Engineering Research Group, Universidad de Cadiz, Puerto Real, Cadiz, Spain)

Chapter 6. The North Sea: Scanning of Deep Earth Layers via a Neutrino Spectrometer
(Anatolij Zubow, Kristina Zubow, and Viktor Anatolievich Zubow, R&D, Zubow Consulting, Groß Gievitz, Germany, and Department of Telecommunication Networks Group, TU Berlin, Germany)

Chapter 7. Petrogenesis of Alkaline Lamprophyre Dyke from Bayyaram, Khammam District, Southern India: Implication on Alkaline Magmatism along Ne Margin of the Eastern Dharwar Craton, India
(Tushar Meshram, Regional Petrology Division, Geological Survey of India, Central Region, Nagpur, India)

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