Horizons in Earth Science Research. Volume 2

Benjamin Veress (Editor)
Jozsi Szigethy (Editor)

Series: Horizons in Earth Science Research
BISAC: SCI020000




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Peatlands are characterized as habitats where waterlogged and low oxygen conditions result in the accumulation of organic matter. This organic material is the peat, the partially decomposed remains of vegetation. Peat accumulations can be tens of meters deep, with peat to at least 30 to 40 cm depth typically being used to classify an ecosystem as a peatland. This book examines the microbial ecology of peat swamp forests, new methods for the waterproofing of construction materials with organic peat compounds, and the fundamentals of obtaining sorption materials from mineral peat-based compositions and their industrial applications. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1. Paleoecology of Peatlands - Quaternary Climate Reconstructions from Hungary, pp. 1-33
(Gusztáv Jakab, Pál Sümegi, Erzsébet Szurdoki, Environmental and Water Management Faculty, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Szent István University, Szarvas, Hungary)

Chapter 2. Theory and Application for Warning and Prediction of Disastrous Weather Downstream from the Tibetan Plateau , pp. 35-77
(Xiangde Xu, Xiaohui Shi, Chungu Lu, State Key Laboratory of Severe Weather, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, Beijing, China, and others)

Chapter 3. New Method for Waterproofing of Construction Materials with Organic Peat Components, pp. 79-102
(O.S. Misnikov, Tver State Technical University, Tver, Russia)

Chapter 4. Long-Term Evolving “Tectonic” Landscapes within Intra-Plate Domains: The Iberian Peninsula, pp. 103-123
(Rosa Tejero, Guillermina Garzón-Heydt, Rosa Babín Vich, Paloma Fernández García, Departamento de Geodinámica, Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 5. Dissolved Inorganic Carbon in Aquatic Sediments: Evidence from Stable Carbon Isotope, pp. 125-145
(Nives Ogrinc, Jadran Faganeli, Holger Hintelmann, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, and others)

Chapter 6. Short-Term Storm Forecast Using Soundings: Lessons Learned and Challenges for the Future , pp. 147-163
(L. López, E. García-Ortega, J.L. Sánchez, Group for Atmospheric Physics, University of León, Spain)

Chapter 7. The Microbial Ecology of Peat Swamp Forests, pp. 165-180
(Colin R. Jackson, Sonja Raub, The University of Mississippi, Department of Biology, Shoemaker Hall, University, Mississippi, and others)

Chapter 8. Fundamentals of Obtaining Molded Sorption Materials from Mineral Peat-Based Compositions, pp. 181-200
(O.S. Misnikov, A.E. Timofeev, Tver State Technical University, Tver, Russia)

Chapter 9. Development of Artificial Neural Network Models for Predicting Maximum Daily PM10 Concentration near Cincinnati, Ohio, pp. 201-224
(John Coutinho, Ashok Kumar, Akhil Kadiyala, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio)

Chapter 10. Seasonal and Diurnal Patterns and Controls on Carbon Dioxide Emission in Western Siberian Oligotrophic Peatland, pp. 225-242
(E.A. Golovatskaya, E.A. Dyukarev, Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems, SB RAS, Tomsk, Russia)

Chapter 11. Entropic Balance Theory and Tornadogenesis, pp. 243-260
(Yoshi K. Sasaki, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA)

Chapter 12. 3D Hydrodynamic Modeling of Lake Geneva with Finite Elements, pp. 261-276
(T. Anh Dao Le, Elisa Coraci, Francesca De Pascalis, Walter Wildi, Georg Umgiesser, Institute F.-A. Forel, University of Geneva, Versoix, Switzerland, and others)

Chapter 13. A Field Measurement of Structure and Saturation of Wind Ripple, pp. 277-281
(Tianli Bo, Xiaohui Lü, Li Xie and Xiaojing Zheng, Key Laboratory of Mechanics on Western Disaster and Environment, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China)


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