U Th Series Nuclides in Aquatic Systems Book
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U Th Series Nuclides in Aquatic Systems


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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-07-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 0080564887

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U Th Series Nuclides in Aquatic Systems Book Description :

Major advancement in the U-Th measurement techniques since the 1990's have resulted in new opportunities for the use of these nuclides to probe into aquatic processes in greater detail. U-Th Series Nuclides in Aquatic Systems provides state-of-the-art reviews on the applications of U-Th series nuclides to "time" and "tag" in a variety of processes occurring in aquatic systems. State of art reviews on the applications of U-Th Series nuclides to 'time'and 'tag' key processes occurring in aquatic systems. Self-contained, each chapter presents nuclide source functions, processes regulating their distributions and models used to describe them Emphasizes current thinking in the field and future directions

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences Book

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences


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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 4306
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128130827

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Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences Book Description :

The oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface, and are critical components of Earth’s climate system. This new edition of Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences summarizes the breadth of knowledge about them, providing revised, up to date entries as well coverage of new topics in the field. New and expanded sections include microbial ecology, high latitude systems and the cryosphere, climate and climate change, hydrothermal and cold seep systems. The structure of the work provides a modern presentation of the field, reflecting the input and different perspective of chemical, physical and biological oceanography, the specialized area of expertise of each of the three Editors-in-Chief. In this framework maximum attention has been devoted to making this an organic and unified reference. Represents a one-stop. organic information resource on the breadth of ocean science research Reflects the input and different perspective of chemical, physical and biological oceanography, the specialized area of expertise of each of the three Editors-in-Chief New and expanded sections include microbial ecology, high latitude systems and climate change Provides scientifically reliable information at a foundational level, making this work a resource for students as well as active researches

Tropical Radioecology Book

Tropical Radioecology


  • Author : J.R. Twining
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2012-12-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080914305

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Tropical Radioecology Book Description :

Tropical Radioecology is a guide to the wide range of scientific practices and principles of this multidisciplinary field. It brings together past and present studies in the tropical and sub-tropical areas of the planet, highlighting the unique aspects of tropical systems. Until recently, radioecological models for tropical environments have depended upon data derived from temperate environments, despite the differences of these regions in terms of biota and abiotic conditions. Since radioactivity can be used to trace environmental processes in humans and other biota, this book offers examples of studies in which radiotracers have been used to assess biokinetics in tropical biota. Features chapters, co-authored by world experts, that explain the origins, inputs, distribution, behaviour, and consequences of radioactivity in tropical and subtropical systems. Provides comprehensive lists of relevant data and identifies current knowledge gaps to allow for targeted radioecological research in the future. Integrates radioecological information into the most recent radiological consequences modelling and best-practice probabilistic ecological risk analysis methodology, given the need to understand the implications of enhanced socio-economic development in the world’s tropical regions.

Environmental Radionuclides Book

Environmental Radionuclides


  • Author : Klaus Froehlich
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2009-09-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 0080913296

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Environmental Radionuclides Book Description :

Environmental Radionuclides presents a state-of-the-art summary of knowledge on the use of radionuclides to study processes and systems in the continental part of the Earth’s environment. It is conceived as a companion to the two volumes of this series, which deal with isotopes as tracers in the marine environment (Livingston, Marine Radioactivity) and with the radioecology of natural and man-made terrestrial systems (Shaw, Radioactivity in Terrestrial Ecosystems). Although the book focuses on natural and anthropogenic radionuclides (radioactive isotopes), it also refers to stable environmental isotopes, which in a variety of applications, especially in hydrology and climatology, have to be consulted to evaluate radionuclide measurements in terms of the ages of groundwater and climate archives, respectively. The basic principles underlying the various applications of natural and anthropogenic radionuclides in environmental studies are described in the first part of the book. The book covers the two major groups of applications: the use of radionuclides as tracers for studying transport and mixing processes: and as time markers to address problems of the dynamics of such systems, manifested commonly as the so-called residence time in these systems. The applications range from atmospheric pollution studies, via water resource assessments to contributions to global climate change investigation. The third part of the book addresses new challenges in the development of new methodological approaches, including analytical methods and fields of applications. A state-of-the-art summary of knowledge on the use of radionuclides Conceived as a companion to the two volumes of this series, which deal with isotopes as tracers

Remediation of Contaminated Environments Book

Remediation of Contaminated Environments


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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2009-05-12
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080914152

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Remediation of Contaminated Environments Book Description :

Remediation of Contaminated Environments summarises - amongst other things - what happened to the people and environment around Chernobyl (and other nuclear sites) and what measures need to be taken in future in the event of nuclear accidents etc. plus it has a very important and currently topical use in detailing what to do in the event of a terrorist dirty bomb attack on a city. Remediation, including characterization of contaminated sites; safety requirements; remediation planning; effectiveness of individual measures in different environments; social, ethical and economic considerations; application of modern decision aiding technologies Applicable to different categories of contaminated environments and contaminants, comprising areas contaminated by radiation accidents and incidents, nuclear weapon tests, natural radionuclides associated with nuclear fuel cycle, fossil material mining and gas and oil production Associated side effects (environmental and social) and human based remediation measures, comprising perception of this activity by the population; with particular regard to stakeholders and population involvement in making decisions on environmental safety and remediation of contaminated sites

Social and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Management Book

Social and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Management


  • Author : Deborah Oughton
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2013-09-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080914299

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Social and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Management Book Description :

Social and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Management provides a comprehensive treatment of the major ethical and social issues resulting from the use of ionizing radiation. It covers topics such as nuclear fuel cycles, radioactive waste treatment, nuclear bomb testing, nuclear safety management, stakeholder engagement, cleanup after nuclear accidents, ecological risks from radiation, environmental justice, health and safety for radiation workers, radiation dose standards, the ethics of clinical radiology, and the principles of radiation protection and their ethical underpinnings. With authors ranging from philosophers to radiation protection officials and practitioners, the book spans from theoretical to practical implications of this important area of radiation risk assessment and management. Covers all the major social and ethical issues in relation to radiation protection Information is easily accessible and non-technical Authors include leading radiation protection officials as well as specialists who are more independent of the radiation protection system, thus presenting both authoritative and more critical views Includes theoretical perspectives as well as practical experience

Marine Radioactivity Book
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Marine Radioactivity


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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2004-09-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 0080496385

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Marine Radioactivity Book Description :

This book on Marine Radioactivity sets out to cover most of the aspects of marine radioactivity which have been the focus of scientific study in recent decades. The authors and their reviews divide into topic areas which have defined the field over its history. They cover the suite of natural radioisotopes which have been present in the oceans since their formation and quantitatively dominate the inventory of radioactivity in the oceans. Also addressed are the suite of artificial radionuclides introduced to the oceans as a consequence of the use of the atom for development of nuclear energy, nuclear weapons and various applications of nuclear science. The major source of these continues to derive from the global fallout of atmospheric tests of nuclear weapons in the 1950s and 1960s but also includes both planned and accidental releases of radioactivity from both civilian and military nuclear technology. The other division of the major study direction depends on whether the objective is to use the radionuclides as powerful tools to study oceanic processes, to describe and understand the ocean distribution of the various natural or artificial radionuclides or to assess the different radionuclides' impact on and pathways to man or marine organisms. The oceans cover 70% of the Earth's surface and thus contains a corresponding large share of the Earth's radioactivity. Marine Radioactivity covers topics of recent scientific study in this young field. It examines both natural radioactivity (radioactivity naturally present in oceans since their formation) and artificial radioactivity (radioactivity introduced by man and use of atomic and nuclear energy) with regard to possible effects on the global environment.

Uranium series Disequilibrium Book

Uranium series Disequilibrium


  • Author : M. Ivanovich
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Uranium
  • Pages : 910
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822023221401

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Uranium series Disequilibrium Book Description :

The second edition of this book reflects the rapid growth in the field of uranium-series disequilibrium during the past decade. The new edition presents a comprehensive discussion of theory and analytical methodology, emphasizing applications to problems in the Earth, marine, and environmental sciences where the phenomenon of disruption in naturally occurring decay series has facilitated so much productive research. To this end, the editors have drawn upon the experience and expertise of leading practitioners in each specialized area. This book should thus serve both as a reference text and a practical manual for graduate students and researchers in geochemistry, isotope hydrology, environmental science, sedimentology, Earth science, and archaeology.

Isotopes in the Water Cycle Book

Isotopes in the Water Cycle


  • Author : Pradeep K. Aggarwal
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-08-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 1402066716

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Isotopes in the Water Cycle Book Description :

Environmental isotope and nuclear techniques provide unmatched insights into the processes governing the water cycle and its variability. This monograph presents state of the art applications and new developments of isotopes in hydrology, environmental disciplines and climate change studies. Coverage ranges from the assessment of groundwater resources in terms of recharge and flow regime to studies of the past and present global environmental and climate changes.

Heavy Metals in the Environment Book

Heavy Metals in the Environment


  • Author : Jean-Pierre Vernet
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Animals
  • Pages : 646
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X002126164

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Uranium series Geochemistry Book

Uranium series Geochemistry


  • Author : Bernard Bourdon
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2018-12-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 676
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501509308

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Uranium series Geochemistry Book Description :

Volume 52 of Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry updates our knowledge of U-series geochemistry, offer an opportunity for non-specialists to understand its basic principles, and give us a view of the future of this active field of research. In this volume, for the first time, all the methods for determining the uranium and thorium decay chain nuclides in Earth materials are discussed. It was prepared in advance of a two-day short course (April 3-4, 2003) on U-series geochemistry, jointly sponsored by GS and MSA and presented in Paris, France prior to the joint EGS/AGU/EUG meeting in Nice.

Principles and Applications in Nuclear Engineering Book

Principles and Applications in Nuclear Engineering


  • Author : Rehab Abdel Rahman
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-09-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789236163

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Principles and Applications in Nuclear Engineering Book Description :

Nuclear engineering could be viewed as the engineering field that ensures optimum and sustainable technological applications of natural and induced radioactive materials in different industrial sectors. This book presents some advanced applications in radiation effects, thermal hydraulics, and radionuclide migration in the environment. These scientific contributions from esteemed experts introduce some nuclear safety principals, current knowledge about radiation types, sources and applications, thermal properties of heat transfer media, and the role of sorption in retarding radionuclide migration in the environment. This book also covers the advances in identifying radiation effects in dense gas-metal systems, application of dense granular materials as high power targets in accelerator driven systems and irradiation facilities, evaluation of boiling heat transfer in narrow channels, and application of fluorescence quenching techniques to monitor uranium migration.

Annual Report Book

Annual Report


  • Author : Physical Research Laboratory (Ahmadābād, India)
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Geophysics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : CHI:48753335

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Encyclopedia of Geochemistry Book

Encyclopedia of Geochemistry


  • Author : C.P. Marshall
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1999-07-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 714
  • ISBN 10 : 9780412755002

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Encyclopedia of Geochemistry Book Description :

This is a complete and authoritative reference text on an evolving field. Over 200 international scientists have written over 340 separate topics on different aspects of geochemistry including organics, trace elements, isotopes, high and low temperature geochemistry, and ore deposits, to name just a few.

Energy Research Abstracts Book

Energy Research Abstracts


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  • Release Date : 1982-03
  • Genre: Power resources
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000022458803

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