This book puts the debates about the energy-climate continuum on a scientific ground!
Author: Antoine Bret
This book puts the debates about the energy-climate continuum on a scientific ground! It is a must-read for everyone, who wants to understand how intimately the energy and climate debates are linked to each other, and who wants to participate in these omnipresent discussions. Antoine Bret explains in his book how fossil fuels became indispensable for our society. He carefully explains how and why this impacts the earth's climate. And he points out that all available fossil fuels will sooner or later be used up. Therefore, he introduces and discusses the alternatives, which are currently considered. The book is divided into three parts. The first part explains the problem and where we stand today, the second part critically discusses possible elements of solution. The third part illustrates historic case studies, containing both warning as well as encouraging examples of societies at turning points. This book is a careful introduction to these topics. The basic science behind the problem and the debates are introduced in an understandable and nicely readable fashion. Facts are illustrated with simple back-on-the-envelope calculations, providing a good feeling for orders of magnitudes. A rich appendix provides additional background information for the interested readers. In this way, the book can even be a valuable resource for introductory university courses in physics, climate science, natural science and many more subjects. This book is a real conversation starter and can be recommended to everyone, specialist or non-specialist, who wants to understand the actual energy-climate debates and maybe even involve.
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Author: Gilles Lefebvre
This volume provides a comprehensive overview of advanced research in the field of efficient, clean and renewable energy production, conversion and storage. The ten chapters, written by internationally respected experts, address the following topics: (1) solar and wind energy; (2) energy storage in batteries; (3) biomass; and (4) socio-economic aspects of energy. Given its multidisciplinary approach, which combines environmental analysis and an engineering perspective, the book offers a valuable resource for all researchers and students interested in environmentally sustainable energy production, conversion, storage and its engineering.
Energy and Agriculture: Science, Environment, and Solutions. Clifton Park, NY:
Delmar ... Energy. in. modern. world. Bret, A. 2014. The Energy-Climate
Continuum. New York: Springer Hausman, W.J., Hertner, P. and M. Wilkins. 2008.
Author: Vaclav Smil
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
With one famous equation, E=mc2, Einstein proved all matter can be described as energy. It is everywhere and it is everything. In this newly updated and engaging introduction, renowned scientist Vaclav Smil explores energy in all its facets – from the inner workings of the human body to what we eat, the car we drive and the race for more efficient and eco-friendly fuels. Energy: A Beginner's Guide highlights the importance of energy in both past and present societies, by shedding light on the science behind global warming and efforts to prevent it, and by revealing how our daily decisions affect energy consumption. Whether you're looking for dinner table conversation or to further your own understanding, this book will amaze and inform, uncovering the truths and exposing the myths behind one of the most important concepts in our universe.
Literature is available that examines financing along this continuum for biofuels
and all RE electricity technologies except hydropower. For these technologies,
financing has been increasing all along the continuum.These trends represent ...
Author: Ottmar Edenhofer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (IPCC-SRREN) assesses the potential role of renewable energy in the mitigation of climate change. It covers the six most important renewable energy sources – bioenergy, solar, geothermal, hydropower, ocean and wind energy – as well as their integration into present and future energy systems. It considers the environmental and social consequences associated with the deployment of these technologies and presents strategies to overcome technical as well as non-technical obstacles to their application and diffusion. SRREN brings a broad spectrum of technology-specific experts together with scientists studying energy systems as a whole. Prepared following strict IPCC procedures, it presents an impartial assessment of the current state of knowledge: it is policy relevant but not policy prescriptive. SRREN is an invaluable assessment of the potential role of renewable energy for the mitigation of climate change for policymakers, the private sector and academic researchers.
Within the continuum, there is a general tendency for energy to flow toward
higher vertical wavenumbers, where it is likely to lead to wave breaking and
dissipation (McComas and Mu ̈ller, 1981; Lvov et al., 2010) (Section 5.1).
Publisher: Academic Press
The book represents all the knowledge we currently have on ocean circulation. It presents an up-to-date summary of the state of the science relating to the role of the oceans in the physical climate system. The book is structured to guide the reader through the wide range of world ocean circulation experiment (WOCE) science in a consistent way. Cross-references between contributors have been added, and the book has a comprehensive index and unified reference list. The book is simple to read, at the undergraduate level. It was written by the best scientists in the world who have collaborated to carry out years of experiments to better understand ocean circulation. Presents in situ and remote observations with worldwide coverage Provides theoretical understanding of processes within the ocean and at its boundaries to other Earth System components Allows for simulating ocean and climate processes in the past, present and future using a hierarchy of physical-biogeochemical models
quantum system of atmospheric flows is a result of bimodal (formation and
dissipation) form for manifestation of energy in ... Einstein's special and general
theories of relativity are incorporated in the concept for generation of eddy
Author: A. Selvam
Publisher: Luniver Press
Atmosphere is a chaotic system. As such it is inherently unpredictable. The book applies chaos theory to understand and predict climate systems. Author presents a cell dynamical system model for turbulent fluid flows. The model envisages the irregular space-time fluctuations of the atmospheric flow pattern generated as a consequence of the superimposition of a continuum of eddies. The natural space-time variability is quantified in terms of the universal inverse power-law form of the statistical normal distribution. A range of possible applications of the cell dynamical system model for weather and climate system is discussed. The book provides a comprehensive reference material for scientists and academicians working in the field of atmospheric sciences and related topics.
While the latter can perhaps be obtained from the former, the derivations are not
mathematically rigorous and the foundations of continuum mechanics are still
actively researched. The continuum laws that emerge are indeed qualitatively
Author: Shaun Lovejoy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Advances in nonlinear dynamics, especially modern multifractal cascade models, allow us to investigate the weather and climate at unprecedented levels of accuracy. Using new stochastic modelling and data analysis techniques, this book provides an overview of the nonclassical, multifractal statistics. By generalizing the classical turbulence laws, emergent higher-level laws of atmospheric dynamics are obtained and are empirically validated over time-scales of seconds to decades and length-scales of millimetres to the size of the planet. In generalizing the notion of scale, atmospheric complexity is reduced to a manageable scale-invariant hierarchy of processes, thus providing a new perspective for modelling and understanding the atmosphere. This synthesis of state-of-the-art data and nonlinear dynamics is systematically compared with other analyses and global circulation model outputs. This is an important resource for atmospheric science researchers new to multifractal theory and is also valuable for graduate students in atmospheric dynamics and physics, meteorology, oceanography and climatology.
This chapter deals with the transport of water inside plants (from the root to the
stomata), the link between water uptake and dry matter production and the
modification of the near-surface atmosphere by vegetation, including
microclimate, dew ...
Author: Arnold F. Moene
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Traditionally, soil science, atmospheric science, hydrology, plant science and agriculture have been studied largely as separate subjects. These systems are clearly interlinked, however, and in recent years a great deal of interdisciplinary research has been undertaken to better understand the interactions. This textbook was developed from a course that the authors have been teaching for many years on atmosphere-vegetation-soil interactions at one of the leading international research institutes in environmental science and agriculture. The book describes the atmosphere-vegetation-soil continuum from the perspective of several interrelated disciplines, integrated into one textbook. The text is interspersed with many student exercises and problems, with solutions included. It will be ideal for intermediate to advanced students in meteorology, hydrology, soil science, environmental sciences and biology who are studying the atmosphere-vegetation-soil continuum, as well as researchers and professionals interested in the observation and modelling of atmosphere-vegetation-soil interactions.
In other words, RS is detecting and measuring electromagnetic energy
emanating or reflected from distant objects made of ... The distribution of the
continuum of radiant energy can be plotted as a function of wavelength (or
frequency) and is ...
Author: P. P. Mujumdar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Various modeling methodologies are available to aid planning and operational decision making: this book synthesises these, with an emphasis on methodologies applicable in data scarce regions, such as developing countries. Problems included in each chapter, and supported by links to available online data sets and modeling tools, engage the reader with practical applications of the models. Academic researchers in the fields of hydrology, climate change, and environmental science and hazards, and professionals and policy-makers working in hazard mitigation, remote sensing and hydrological engineering will find this an invaluable resource. This volume is the second in a collection of four books on flood disaster management theory and practice within the context of anthropogenic climate change. The others are: Floods in a Changing Climate: Extreme Precipitation by Ramesh Teegavarapu, Floods in a Changing Climate: Inundation Modelling by Giuliano Di Baldassarre and Floods in a Changing Climate: Risk Management by Slodoban P. Simonović.
In nature the transport of energy and matter in fluids is determined by diffusion
and advection. These processes induce fluxes of energy and matter, of which the
mathematical description is derived by continuum mechanics. Diffusion is a ...
Author: Thomas Stocker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
A three-tier approach is presented: (i) fundamental dynamical concepts of climate processes, (ii) their mathematical formulation based on balance equations, and (iii) the necessary numerical techniques to solve these equations. This book showcases the global energy balance of the climate system and feedback processes that determine the climate sensitivity, initial-boundary value problems, energy transport in the climate system, large-scale ocean circulation and abrupt climate change.
Global. Climate. Governance. and. Energy. Choices. Fariborz Zelli, Philipp
Pattberg, Hannes Stephan and Harro van ... we understand different institutional
approaches to be situated along a continuum ranging from international and
Author: Andreas Goldthau
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This is the first handbook to provide a global policyperspective on energy, bringing together a diverse range ofinternational energy issues in one volume. Maps the emerging field of global energy policy both forscholars and practitioners; the focus is on global issues, but italso explores the regional impact of international energypolicies Accounts for the multi-faceted nature of global energy policychallenges and broadens discussions of these beyond the prevalentdebates about oil supply Analyzes global energy policy challenges across the dimensionsof markets, development, sustainability, and security, andidentifies key global policy challenges for the future Comprises newly-commissioned research by an international teamof scholars and energy policy practitioners
Increase carbohydrates so energy needs will be met by carbohydrates , not by
breakdown of proteins 2. ... Climate Minerals Inorganic compounds that yield no
energy ; essential structural components involved in many body processes ( see
Author: Connie Evashwick
Publisher: Cengage Learning
The Continuum of Long-Term Care, 3rd edition offers a conceptual framework for creating a seamless integrated continuum of care, as well as concrete information about the increasing number of components that affect the continuum today. With numerous case studies, examples, service snapshots, and resources for further study, this pragmatic book is an essential resource for anyone involved in providing or paying for long-term care. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The work accommodates structural, ecological, institutional, physical and economic forms of energy violence, exploring the field through novel research methods and data sources, including the use of comparative homicide and repression ...
Author: Mary Finley-Brook
Publisher: Academic Press
Climate Crisis, Energy Violence, and Environmental Racism communicates the extremity, breadth and extent of energy violence across energy sources, sectors and geographies. The work accommodates structural, ecological, institutional, physical and economic forms of energy violence, exploring the field through novel research methods and data sources, including the use of comparative homicide and repression databases, the analysis of hotspots and sacrifice zone analysis, and systematic representations of the full continuum of violence. The work is accompanied by comprehensive case studies drawn from global examples, including coal mining, oil production, hydraulic fracturing, biofuels, hydroelectric dams and solar panel construction. By framing the work in the context of violence, and in particular the use of metrics, the book provides a compelling and engaging argument for energy justice. Analyzes energy violence in an accessible and common-sense theoretical framework grounded in ecology, ethics and human rights Explores energy violence across multiple sources, sectors and geographies Interrogates quantifiable structural violence through homicide and repression databases
climate, and in terms of understanding the natural capacity of biota to deal with
climate change. ... Biodiversity conservation plans could however conflict with
other aspects of climate change adaptation and mitigation (e.g. renewable
energy or biofuel deployment), ... (2013) The continuum of hydroclimate
variability in western North America during the last millennium, Journal of Climate
Author: Jean P. Palutikof
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The book advances knowledge about climate change adaptationpractices through a series of case studies. It presents importantevidence about adaptation practices in agriculture, businesses, thecoastal zone, community services, disaster management, ecosystems,indigneous populations, and settlements and infrastructure. Inaddition to 38 case studies across these sectors, the book containshorizon-scoping essays from international experts in adaptationresearch, including Hallie Eakin, Susanne Moser, Jonathon Overpeck,Bill Solecki, and Gary Yohe. Australia’s social-ecological systems have a long historyof adapting to climate variability and change, and in recentdecades has been a world-leader in implementing and researchingadaptation, making this book of universal relevance to all thoseworking to adapt our environment and societies to climatechange.
Author: Michael R. Rampino
Specialists present papers on various aspects of climate change, cycles and predictability, including information on the relationship between solar system dynamics and climate change.