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Earth system processes and disaster management

Author: Rajiv Sinha; Rasik Ravindra
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: Society of Earth Scientists series, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
One of the fundamental goals of earth system science research is to adopt a more holistic view of the earth as a 'system' comprising different domains. The Society of Earth Scientists has brought out this multidisciplinary publication to emphasize the need of an integrated approach to understand the Earth system. It focuses on natural disasters and, in particular, on climate change and its effects in Asia and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rajiv Sinha; Rasik Ravindra
ISBN: 9783642288456 3642288456 3642288448 9783642288449 9781283910385 1283910381
OCLC Number: 808484250
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
Contents: Part 1. Earth Systems: Cryosphere and hydrosphere --
Global Warming and the Glacier Retreat: An Overview / V.K. Raina --
Asynchronous Behavior of Glaciers of Ladakh Himalaya, J & K State, India / R.K. Ganjoo and M.N. Koul --
Signatures and Evidences of Surging Glaciers in the Shyok Valley, Karakoram Himalaya, Ladakh Region, Jammu & Kashmir State, India / Anjani Kumar Tangri, Ram Chandra and S.K.S. Yadav --
Antarctic Climate Variability During the Past Few Centuries Based on Ice Core Records from Coastal Dronning Maud Land and Its Implications on the Recent Warming / Meloth Thamban, Sushant S. Naik, C.M. Laluraj, Arun Chaturvedi and Rasik Ravindra --
River Systems and River Science in India: Major Drivers and Challenges / R. Sinha, Vikrant Jain and S.K. Tandon --
Introduction / Rajiv Sinha and Rasik Ravindra. Part 2. Earth's Climate system and Paleoclimate --
Impact of Climate Change on Lichen and Moss Communities in Ny-Ålesund, Arctic: Some Preliminary Observations / S.M. Singh and Rasik Ravindra --
High Resolution Southwest Monsoon Reconstruction for the Past ~2,800 Years: Wind Versus Precipitation / Manish Tiwari --
New Record of Magnetic Properties of Late Quaternary Sediments from the Eastern Arabian Sea (off Goa): Inferences on Palaeoclimate / S.K. Patil and A.D. Singh --
Anthropogenic Climate Change: Observed Facts, Projected Vulnerabilities and Knowledge Gaps / Rajesh Agnihotri and Koushik Dutta. Part 3. Natural Disasters --
Landslide Hazard Analysis and Management: A Case Study from Nainital, India / D. Chakraborty and R. Anbalagan --
Natural Hazards of the Arabian Peninsula: Their Causes and Possible Remediation / Arun Kumar --
Influence of Young's Modulus and Poisson's Ratio on the Displacement Around a Circular Tunnel / A.K. Verma and T.N. Singh. Part 4. Natural Resource Management --
Gas Hydrate: A Viable Future Major Energy Resource of India / Kalachand Sain --
Impact Cratering from an Indian Perspective / Jayanta K. Pati and Puniti Pati --
Optical Characterization of Backscattering by Total Suspended Matter and Its Correlation with Phytoplankton Concentration in the Arabian Sea / Gunjan Motwani, Prakash Chauhan, Nivedita Sanwlani and Hitesh Solanki.
Series Title: Society of Earth Scientists series, v. 1.
Responsibility: Rajiv Sinha, Rasik Ravindra, editors.


The Society of Earth Scientists presents this book to stress the need for integrated understanding of the Earth system. It focuses on natural disasters, especially climate change, its effects in Asia  Read more...
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