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Role of GIS in Lifting the Cloud Off Chernobyl

Role of GIS in Lifting the Cloud Off Chernobyl Author Jaromir Kolejka
ISBN-10 9789401005180
Release 2013-03-11
Pages 160
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The 15th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster offered a timely opportunity for an expert assessment of the current situation and suggestions for approaches to managing the information associated with the site and surrounding contaminated territories. The great quantity of data coming from the contaminated region was and is very difficult to use without he aid of modern information technologies, especially Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS). Application of these technologies, and related expertise, became crucial to the region's economic recovery and sustainability planning. Given the real possibility of a similar accident at nuclear facilities elsewhere around the world, the development of recovery strategies based on experience gained at Chernobyl, using modern scientific methods and technologies, will be invaluable in the future. The presentations and discussion reported in the book have led to some key conclusions. Image maps derived from satellite imagery are the most economical, up to date and readily available basis for Chernobyl-related applications, as well as for other future applications. The study of soil-plant transfer of radionuclides afforded comparatively much more reliable data. GIS in association with adequate knowledge is a valuable tool in decision making and modelling of contaminated areas and objects.



American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105111052911
Release 2002
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Index of Conference Proceedings

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ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105024163532
Release 2002
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Directory of Published Proceedings

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ISBN-10 UOM:39015076219529
Release 2003
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Monitoring with Lichens Monitoring Lichens

Monitoring with Lichens   Monitoring Lichens Author Pier Luigi Nimis
ISBN-10 9789401004237
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 408
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A comprehensive, up-to-date review of lichens as biomonitors of air pollution (bioindication, metal and radionuclide accumulation, biomarkers), and as monitors of environmental change (including global climate change and biodiversity loss) in a wide array of terrestrial habitats. Several methods for using lichens as biomonitors are described in a special section of the book.



Transboundary Water Resources A Foundation for Regional Stability in Central Asia

Transboundary Water Resources  A Foundation for Regional Stability in Central Asia Author John E. Moerlins
ISBN-10 1402067348
Release 2007-11-21
Pages 313
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The Central Asian republics and neighboring countries are currently experiencing problems related to the availability and efficient/equitable distribution of freshwater. This book contains papers from a NATO-sponsored Advanced Research Workshop that was organized to address these concerns. It addresses the myriad of issues involving shared freshwater among the countries in this region, discussing ecology, law, economics, politics, water policy and integrated water management.



Chernobyl

Chernobyl Author Thomas Johnson
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123263068
Release 2006
Pages 240
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Igor Kostin was one of the main witnesses of the Chernobyl catastrophe. On April 26 1986, several hours after the explosion, he flew over the plant; the radioactivity was so high that all his films turned black. Only one single picture survived: it was shown around the world. For 20 years Igor has lived with the 800,000 'liquidators' and continued to photograph the plant and the forbidden zone around it. His story became the story of Chernobyl. For the first time he tells this story in words and in pictures.



Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Innovations in Bio Inspired Computing and Applications IBICA 2014

Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Innovations in Bio Inspired Computing and Applications IBICA 2014 Author Pavel Kömer
ISBN-10 9783319081564
Release 2014-06-13
Pages 440
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This volume of Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing contains accepted papers presented at IBICA2014, the 5th International Conference on Innovations in Bio-inspired Computing and Applications. The aim of IBICA 2014 was to provide a platform for world research leaders and practitioners, to discuss the full spectrum of current theoretical developments, emerging technologies, and innovative applications of Bio-inspired Computing. Bio-inspired Computing remains to be one of the most exciting research areas, and it is continuously demonstrating exceptional strength in solving complex real life problems. The main driving force of the conference was to further explore the intriguing potential of Bio-inspired Computing. IBICA 2014 was held in Ostrava, Czech Republic and hosted by the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava.



The Environmental Challenges of Nuclear Disarmament

The Environmental Challenges of Nuclear Disarmament Author Thomas E. Baca
ISBN-10 9789401141048
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 354
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The end of the Cold War marked the beginning of a new era of facing the legacy of the arms race. The enormous challenge confronting us now is to strengthen the fragile nature of the new political balance. The beginning of this new historical period is characterized by mistrust, and the best way to ease these tensions is through international collaborations. Moreover, the intimate nature of close, non-invasive, collaborative work on environmental problems can help establish a secure foundation of mutual understanding and trust. Environmental projects are non-threatening to national security issues and may involve collaborations throughout the international weapons complex. Personal and individual scientific relationships quite often spearhead agreements at the government-to-government level. Environmental and nonproliferation issues are of great importance to the citizens of Russia, to the states of the Former Soviet Union, and to neighboring countries. The activities associated with decontamination and decommissioning of old facilities, environmental restoration, security enhancements, monitoring and surveillance, and risk reduction should provide a significant employment potential for scientists and engineers of the weapons complex of the Former Soviet Union.



Geospatial Technologies and Homeland Security

Geospatial Technologies and Homeland Security Author Daniel Z. Sui
ISBN-10 9781402085079
Release 2008-05-25
Pages 360
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Homeland security and context In the Geographical Dimensions of Terrorism (GDOT) (Cutter et al. 2003), the first book after 9/11 to address homeland security and geography, we developed several thematic research agendas and explored intersections between geographic research and the importance of context, both geographical and political, in relationship to the concepts of terrorism and security. It is good to see that a great deal of new thought and research continues to flow from that initial research agenda, as illustrated by many of the papers of this new book, entitled Geospatial Technologies and Homeland Security: Research Frontiers and Future Challenges. Context is relevant not only to understanding homeland security issues broadly, but also to the conduct of research on geospatial technologies. It is impossible to understand the implications of a homeland security strategy, let alone hope to make predictions, conduct meaningful modeling and research, or assess the value and dangers of geospatial technologies, without consideration of overarching political, social, economic, and geographic contexts within which these questions are posed.



Energy and Environmental Challenges to Security

Energy and Environmental Challenges to Security Author Stephen Stec
ISBN-10 9781402094514
Release 2009-01-29
Pages 455
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On 21 November 2007 the grand and elegant Delegates Hall of the Hungarian Parliament was the scene of the opening of a conference to discuss some of the most pressing issues of the day, those related to our unending thirst for energy, its environmental consequences, and the challenges that these bear on security. Over the next 3 days scientists, parliamentarians and their guests confronted, challenged, teased and cajoled each other in a NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) entitled “Energy and Environmental Challenges to Security,” affirming that knowledge and public service hold the keys to solving our greatest challenges. The magnitude of the security challenge was confirmed while this volume was being prepared. In mid-2008, the International Energy Agency issued a report concluding that US$45 trillion would be needed over the next half century to prevent energy shortages and greenhouse gas emissions from undermining global economic growth. But lest such large numbers cause us all to shrug, this volume brings attention to some of the more manageable aspects of the environment and energy security challenge – from addressing conflict resources such as illegal timber that contribute to corruption and regional instability, to means and mechanisms to enable the diversification of energy supplies, to environmental risk reduction strategies for particular installations. The participants in the Hungarian Parliament building were atypical for a NATO Advanced Research Workshop.



Use of Satellite and In Situ Data to Improve Sustainability

Use of Satellite and In Situ Data to Improve Sustainability Author Felix Kogan
ISBN-10 9789048196180
Release 2011-01-18
Pages 314
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More than 30-year operational satellite data have already been used for monitoring land, ocean and atmosphere. These applications have contributed to improve sustainable economy, produce healthy environment and enhance human life. The Advanced Research Workshop sponsored by NATO and organized by the USA’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Ukrainian’s Space Agency bring the scientists with the most mature research designed for practical use. The goals were to select those which is used for services today and identify the areas to expand research and services. Scientific and application results of the Workshop presented in this book can be used today in agriculture, forestry, water resources, healthy coastal life and fisheries, climate and land cover change, anthropogenic activities and others. The presented papers provide information on how to use operational satellites and in situ measurements for early detection of large-scale droughts, floods and fires, diagnose crop and pasture annual losses, predict periods with health/unhealthy vegetation based on such climate forcing events as ENSO, monitor air quality and geomagnetic activities, assess land cover trends in responce to global warming etc. The available satellite/ground information and method is currently warn with a lead time sufficient to respond, recover and protect.



Urban Groundwater Management and Sustainability

Urban Groundwater Management and Sustainability Author John H. Tellam
ISBN-10 9781402051753
Release 2007-01-07
Pages 490
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The forty papers in this book explore the state of sustainable groundwater management in a wide range of countries and cultures, climates, and geologies. They are organized in topic areas covering flow, chemical water quality, biological water quality, remediation, engineering, and socio-economics. An introductory section presents a range of integrated regional-scale studies. This volume will interest groundwater specialists in industry and research, and will provide insight for other urban specialists, including planners.



Integrated Water Management

Integrated Water Management Author P. Meire
ISBN-10 9781402065521
Release 2007-11-07
Pages 363
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Integrated Water Management (IWM) deals with the planning and management of water resources by integrating the different issues involved, including ecological, economic, technical legislative, and transboundary. This book offers a general framework for IWM. It includes both the different environmental problems that affect the very different ecosystems and the main methodologies able to face the problem of IWM.



Risk Assessment and Risk Communication Strategies in Bioterrorism Preparedness

Risk Assessment and Risk Communication Strategies in Bioterrorism Preparedness Author Manfred S. Green
ISBN-10 9781402058066
Release 2007-04-26
Pages 248
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Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Risk Assessment and Risk Communication in Bioterrorism, held in Ein-Gedi, Israel, June 2005



The Chernobyl accident and its consequences

The Chernobyl accident and its consequences Author John Gittus
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105040719218
Release 1987-04-28
Pages 183
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Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application XVI

Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application XVI Author Carlos Borrego
ISBN-10 9781441988676
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 665
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This volume covers the latest scientific developments in the real world applications of pollution modeling. Topics covered include: the role of atmospheric models in air pollution policy and abatement strategies; integrated regional modelling; global and long-range transport; aerosols as atmospheric contaminants; model assessment and verification; and application of new concepts in different regions of the world.