Changing Ecosystems: Effects of Global Warming
Global warming has increased dramatically during the last century at an unnatural rate, which makes specialists believe that humans contribute to the real cause of global warming today. Many activities humans are involved in - from burning fossil fuels for energy to massive deforestation - are contributing to the atmospheric warming at an alarming rate. Experts believe that in the future human induced damage will cause severe problems in the distribution of species and their critical habitats, increase the occurrence of severe weather and droughts, contribute to rising sea levels, and trigger a host of health and quality-of-life impacts that will affect everyone on Earth. Unfortunately, no ecosystem will escape the impact of human-induced global warming. "Changing Ecosystems" looks at this serious issue and the far-reaching effects it is having right now, and will have in the future, on every ecosystem on Earth. It is crucial that readers understand the relevant issues now so they can prevent this problem before it is too late and many species and habitats are gone forever.
Fundamentals and Applications of Modern Flow Control
Automotive Software Engineering: Principles, Processes, Methods, and Tools
The Contents The driver-vehicle-environment system Essential system basics Development processes for electronic systems and software Methods and tools used in the development, manufacture, and service of electronic systems The Readership Anyone working with automotive electronic systems and/or software in the automobile manufacturing and supply industry. Students of computer science, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering, majoring in automotive engineering or control engineering, mechatronics or software engineering.
Fuzzy Decision Making in Modeling and Control
Fuzzy decision making is a powerful paradigm for dealing with human expert knowledge when one is designing fuzzy model-based controllers. The combination of fuzzy decision making and fuzzy control in this book can lead to novel control schemes that improve the existing controllers in various ways. The following applications of fuzzy decision making methods for designing control systems.
Low-Dimensional Molecular Metals
Assimilating new research in the field of low-dimensional metals, this monograph provides a detailed overview of the current status of research on quasi-one- and two-dimensional molecular metals, describing normal-state properties, magnetic field effects, superconductivity, and the phenomena of interacting p and d electrons. It will be useful not only for frontier researchers with a broad interest in low-dimensional electronic and magnetic properties, but also for graduate students of solid-state physics and chemistry with some background knowledge of solid-state physics.
Concurrency, Compositionality, and Correctness
This Festschrift volume, published in honor of Willem-Paul de Roever, contains 19 detailed papers written by the friends and colleagues of the honoree, all eminent scientists in their own right. These are preceded by a detailed bibliography and rounded off, at the end of the book, with a gallery of photographs.
Mechanics of Brittle Fracture
Dissemination of Information in Optical Networks
Modern Land Drainage: Planning, Design and Management of Agricultural Drainage Systems
Gravitational Systems of Groundwater Flow: Theory, Evaluation, Utilization
This book recognizes groundwater flow as a fundamental geologic agent, and presents a wide-ranging and illustrated overview of its history, principles, scientific consequences and practical utilization. The author, one of the founding fathers of modern hydrogeology, highlights key interrelationships between seemingly disparate processes and systems by tracing them to a common root cause - gravity-driven groundwater flow. Numerous examples demonstrate practical applications in a diverse range of subjects, including land-use planning, environment protection, wetland ecology, agriculture, forestry, geotechnical engineering, nuclear-waste disposal, mineral and petroleum exploration, and geothermal heat flow.