Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy Book

Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy

  • Author : J. Bret Bennington
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-31
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128016527

Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy Excerpt :

Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy summarizes first results from studies of Superstorm Sandy, including: tide gauge measurements of storm surge, stable isotope variation in precipitation, analysis of the effect of beach nourishment among other factors on structural damage, and comparison with past storms through sediment analysis. This book gives a multi-dimensional treatment of scientific results of studies of Superstorm Sandy, and it is a valuable reference for oceanographers, coastal geologists, climatologists, dynamic meteorologists, paleotempostologists, sedimentary geologists, geomorphologists and emergency managers who need to better understand the storm and its effects in order to be prepared for similar events in the future. Summarizes first results from studies of Superstorm Sandy Gives a multi-dimensional treatment of scientific results of studies of Superstorm Sandy

America   s Most Sustainable Cities and Regions Book

America s Most Sustainable Cities and Regions

  • Author : John W. Day
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-01-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493932436

America s Most Sustainable Cities and Regions Excerpt :

This book takes you on a unique journey through American history, taking time to consider the forces that shaped the development of various cities and regions, and arrives at an unexpected conclusion regarding sustainability. From the American Dream to globalization to the digital and information revolutions, we assume that humans have taken control of our collective destinies in spite of potholes in the road such as the Great Recession of 2007-2009. However, these attitudes were formed during a unique 100-year period of human history in which a large but finite supply of fossil fuels was tapped to feed our economic and innovation engine. Today, at the peak of the Oil Age, the horizon looks different. Cities such as Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas are situated where water and other vital ecological services are scarce, and the enormous flows of resources and energy that were needed to create the megalopolises of the 20th century will prove unsustainable. Climate change is a reality, and regional impacts will become increasingly severe. Economies such as Las Vegas, which are dependent on discretionary income and buffeted by climate change, are already suffering the fate of the proverbial canary in the coal mine. Finite resources will mean profound changes for society in general and the energy-intensive lifestyles of the US and Canada in particular. But not all regions are equally vulnerable to these 21st-century megatrends. Are you ready to look beyond “America’s Most Livable Cities” to the critical factors that will determine the sustainability of your municipality and region? Find out where your city or region ranks according to the forces that will impact our lives in the next years and decades. Find out how: ·resource availability and ecological services shaped the modern landscape ·emerging megatrends will make cities and regions more or less livable in the new century ·your city or region ranks on a “sustainability” map of the United States ·ur

Towards Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Book

Towards Coastal Resilience and Sustainability

  • Author : C. Patrick Heidkamp
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-09-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429873492

Towards Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Excerpt :

Coastal zones represent a frontline in the battle for sustainability, as coastal communities face unprecedented economic challenges. Coastal ecosystems are subject to overuse, loss of resilience and increased vulnerability. This book aims to interrogate the multi- scalar complexities in creating a more sustainable coastal zone. Sustainability transitions are geographical processes, which happen in situated, particular places. However, much contemporary discussion of transition is either aspatial or based on implicit assumptions about spatial homogeneity. This book addresses these limitations through an examination of socio- technological transitions with an explicitly spatial focus in the context of the coastal zone. The book begins by focusing on theoretical understandings of transition processes specific to the coastal zone and includes detailed empirical case studies. The second half of the book appraises governance initiatives in coastal zones and their efficacy. The authors conclude with an implicit theme of social and environmental justice in coastal sustainability transitions. Research will be of interest to practitioners, academics and decision- makers active in the sphere of coastal sustainability. The multi- disciplinary nature encourages accessibility for individuals working in the fields of Economic Geography, Regional Development, Public Policy and Planning, Environmental Studies, Social Geography and Sociology.

Multisensor Data Fusion and Machine Learning for Environmental Remote Sensing Book

Multisensor Data Fusion and Machine Learning for Environmental Remote Sensing

  • Author : Ni-Bin Chang
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 508
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498774345

Multisensor Data Fusion and Machine Learning for Environmental Remote Sensing Excerpt :

In the last few years the scientific community has realized that obtaining a better understanding of interactions between natural systems and the man-made environment across different scales demands more research efforts in remote sensing. An integrated Earth system observatory that merges surface-based, air-borne, space-borne, and even underground sensors with comprehensive and predictive capabilities indicates promise for revolutionizing the study of global water, energy, and carbon cycles as well as land use and land cover changes. The aim of this book is to present a suite of relevant concepts, tools, and methods of integrated multisensor data fusion and machine learning technologies to promote environmental sustainability. The process of machine learning for intelligent feature extraction consists of regular, deep, and fast learning algorithms. The niche for integrating data fusion and machine learning for remote sensing rests upon the creation of a new scientific architecture in remote sensing science that is designed to support numerical as well as symbolic feature extraction managed by several cognitively oriented machine learning tasks at finer scales. By grouping a suite of satellites with similar nature in platform design, data merging may come to help for cloudy pixel reconstruction over the space domain or concatenation of time series images over the time domain, or even both simultaneously. Organized in 5 parts, from Fundamental Principles of Remote Sensing; Feature Extraction for Remote Sensing; Image and Data Fusion for Remote Sensing; Integrated Data Merging, Data Reconstruction, Data Fusion, and Machine Learning; to Remote Sensing for Environmental Decision Analysis, the book will be a useful reference for graduate students, academic scholars, and working professionals who are involved in the study of Earth systems and the environment for a sustainable future. The new knowledge in this book can be applied successfully in many areas of environmental

My Revision Notes  Edexcel GCSE  9   1  Geography A Second Edition Book

My Revision Notes Edexcel GCSE 9 1 Geography A Second Edition

  • Author : Steph Warren
  • Publisher : Hodder Education
  • Release Date : 2017-11-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471887277

My Revision Notes Edexcel GCSE 9 1 Geography A Second Edition Excerpt :

Exam board: Edexcel Level: GCSE Subject: Geography First teaching: September 2016 First exams: Summer 2018 Target success in Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Geography A with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge. With My Revision Notes every student can: - Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Enjoy an active approach to revision with clear topic coverage and related 'Now Test Yourself' tasks - Improve exam technique through exam tips and formal exam-style questions - Monitor their knowledge and progress using the answers provided for each 'Now Test Yourself' activity and exam-style question - Develop geographical understanding and enhance exam responses with case study material and located place examples

Tomorrow s Geography for Edexcel GCSE  9 1  A Fifth Edition Book

Tomorrow s Geography for Edexcel GCSE 9 1 A Fifth Edition

  • Author : Steph Warren
  • Publisher : Hodder Education
  • Release Date : 2016-06-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471861277

Tomorrow s Geography for Edexcel GCSE 9 1 A Fifth Edition Excerpt :

Help your students develop enquiring minds as they learn the geographical knowledge and skills they need through the enquiries of the new OCR B specification which include and up-to-date case studies, a wide range of activities and exam-style questions developed to support and stretch students of all abilities. - Supports students of all abilities through differentiated activities including scaffolded questions and extension questions. - Highlights opportunities for fieldwork throughout the book, and includes guidance on carrying out fieldwork. - Develops students' geographical skills including activities and clear explanations of how to use mathematical and statistical skills. - Helps students gain confidence for the exam with a variety of exam-style practice questions at different levels, with tips on how to approach them.

Governing Disaster in Urban Environments Book

Governing Disaster in Urban Environments

  • Author : Julia Nevárez
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498543767

Governing Disaster in Urban Environments Excerpt :

Governing Disaster in Urban Environments provides a comprehensive account of relevant debates, conceptualizations, and practical considerations for the governance of disaster at multiple scales. In this interdisciplinary work, Julia Nevárez uses the example of Hurricane Sandy to analyze the complex phenomenon of climate change.

Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 2014 Book

Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 2014

  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Federal aid to energy development
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105050656870

Energy and Water Development Appropriations for 2014 Excerpt :

Lessons from the Pandemic Book

Lessons from the Pandemic

  • Author : Janice Carello
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-11-03
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 161
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030838492

Lessons from the Pandemic Excerpt :

This collection presents strategies for trauma-informed teaching and learning in higher education during crisis. While studies abound on trauma-informed approaches for mental health service providers, law enforcement, nurses, and K-12 educators, strategies geared to college faculty, staff, and administrators are not readily available and are now in high demand. This book joins a conversation in place about what COVID has taught us and how we are using what we have learned to construct a new discourse around teaching and learning during crisis.

U S  Emergency Management in the 21st Century Book

U S Emergency Management in the 21st Century

  • Author : Claire B. Rubin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429755705

U S Emergency Management in the 21st Century Excerpt :

U.S. Emergency Management in the 21st Century: From Disaster to Catastrophe explores a critical issue in American public policy: Are the current public sector emergency management systems sufficient to handle future disasters given the environmental and social changes underway? In this timely book, Claire B. Rubin and Susan L. Cutter focus on disaster recovery efforts, community resilience, and public policy issues of related to recent disasters and what they portend for the future. Beginning with the external societal forces influencing shifts in policy and practice, the next six chapters provide in-depth accounts of recent disasters— the Joplin, Tuscaloosa-Birmingham, and Moore tornadoes, Hurricanes Sandy, Harvey, Irma, Maria, and the California wildfires. The book concludes with a chapter on loss accounting and a summary chapter on what has gone right, what has gone wrong, and why the federal government may no longer be a reliable partner in emergency management. Accessible and clearly written by authorities in a wide-range of related fields with local experiences, this book offers a rich array of case studies and describes their significance in shifting emergency management policy and practice, in the United States during the past decade. Through a careful blending of contextual analysis and practical information, this book is essential reading for students, an interested public, and professionals alike.

Exploring the Security Landscape  Non Traditional Security Challenges Book

Exploring the Security Landscape Non Traditional Security Challenges

  • Author : Anthony J. Masys
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-02-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319279145

Exploring the Security Landscape Non Traditional Security Challenges Excerpt :

This book provides international perspective for those studying or working in the security domain, from enforcement to policy. It focuses on non-traditional threats in a landscape that has been described as transnational in nature and incorporates natural disasters, gang violence, extremism and terrorism, amongst other issues. Chapters provide innovative thinking on themes including cyber security, maritime security, transnational crime, human security, globalization and economic security. Relevant theoretical frameworks are presented and readers are expertly guided through complex threats, from matters pertaining to health security which pose threats not only to humans but also have significant national security implications, to issues regarding critical infrastructure vulnerability and the complexity of understanding terrorist operations. Authors reveal how emerging uncertainties regarding global critical infrastructure and supply chain security, food security, and health security are linked to the notion of human security. Security professionals, policy makers and academics will all gain from the insights, strategies and perspectives in this book. It builds understanding of the deepening and broadening domain of security studies and provides a valuable reference text for courses on security studies and international relations.

Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change Book

Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change

  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2013-12-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309287760

Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change Excerpt :

Climate is changing, forced out of the range of the past million years by levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases not seen in the Earth's atmosphere for a very, very long time. Lacking action by the world's nations, it is clear that the planet will be warmer, sea level will rise, and patterns of rainfall will change. But the future is also partly uncertain -- there is considerable uncertainty about how we will arrive at that different climate. Will the changes be gradual, allowing natural systems and societal infrastructure to adjust in a timely fashion? Or will some of the changes be more abrupt, crossing some threshold or "tipping point" to change so fast that the time between when a problem is recognized and when action is required shrinks to the point where orderly adaptation is not possible? Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change is an updated look at the issue of abrupt climate change and its potential impacts. This study differs from previous treatments of abrupt changes by focusing on abrupt climate changes and also abrupt climate impacts that have the potential to severely affect the physical climate system, natural systems, or human systems, often affecting multiple interconnected areas of concern. The primary timescale of concern is years to decades. A key characteristic of these changes is that they can come faster than expected, planned, or budgeted for, forcing more reactive, rather than proactive, modes of behavior. Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change summarizes the state of our knowledge about potential abrupt changes and abrupt climate impacts and categorizes changes that are already occurring, have a high probability of occurrence, or are unlikely to occur. Because of the substantial risks to society and nature posed by abrupt changes, this report recommends the development of an Abrupt Change Early Warning System that would allow for the prediction and possible mitigation of such changes before their societal impacts are severe. Identifying key

Urban Disaster Resilience and Security Book

Urban Disaster Resilience and Security

  • Author : Alexander Fekete
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-12-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 518
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319686066

Urban Disaster Resilience and Security Excerpt :

This edited book investigates the interrelations of disaster impacts, resilience and security in an urban context. Urban as a term captures megacities, cities, and generally, human settlements, that are characterised by concentration of quantifiable and non-quantifiable subjects, objects and value attributions to them. The scope is to narrow down resilience from an all-encompassing concept to applied ways of scientifically attempting to ‚measure’ this type of disaster related resilience. 28 chapters in this book reflect opportunities and doubts of the disaster risk science community regarding this ‚measurability’. Therefore, examples utilising both quantitative and qualitative approaches are juxtaposed. This book concentrates on features that are distinct characteristics of resilience, how they can be measured and in what sense they are different to vulnerability and risk parameters. Case studies in 11 countries either use a hypothetical pre-event estimation of resilience or are addressing a ‘revealed resilience’ evident and documented after an event. Such information can be helpful to identify benchmarks or margins of impact magnitudes and related recovery times, volumes and qualities of affected populations and infrastructure.

Learning Agility Book

Learning Agility

  • Author : Linda S. Gravett
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-20
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137599650

Learning Agility Excerpt :

This book concretely defines the concept of learning agility and offers a business case for why organizations of all types should concentrate on building and sustaining this approach. It provides readers with a holistic approach towards the topic, and helps leaders leverage the learning agility of individual employees to sustain a learning-agile workplace culture. Synthesizing academic research and practical approaches, this book takes leaders through ways to interview and assess potential employees for learning agility, develop and foster an environment for learning agility, and measure the results of a learning agile workplace. The authors present an innovative learning agility assessment which has been developed, tested, and implemented by clients and outline metrics which can measure the results of a learning agile workforce. This little-understood but highly advantageous approach is crucial for leaders to understand if they wish to deliver results and impact their organizations' bottom line.