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Introduction to karst aquifers

No abstract available.
Eve L. Kuniansky, Charles J. Taylor, John H. Williams, Frederick Paillet

Geophysical logging For hydrogeology

Geophysical logging is the measurement and analysis of electrical, acoustic, nuclear, and other physical properties in a borehole using wireline or direct push technology. Geophysical logging is one of the primary methods of collecting subsurface information for hydrogeologic investigations. Groundwater scientists and engineers should have a basic understanding of borehole geophysics and how it is
John H. Williams, Frederick L. Paillet

Groundwater and petroleum

No abstract available.
Yousif Kharaka, Brian Hitchon, Jeffrey S. Hanor

Bayesian applications in environmental and ecological studies with R and Stan

Modern ecological and environmental sciences are dominated by observational data. As a result, traditional statistical training often leaves scientists ill-prepared for the data analysis tasks they encounter in their work. Bayesian methods provide a more robust and flexible tool for data analysis, as they enable information from different sources to be brought into the modelling process. Bayesian
Song S. Qian, Mark Richard Dufour, Ibrahim Alameddine

Electrical imaging for hydrogeology

Geophysical methods offer hydrogeologists unprecedented access to understanding subsurface parameters and processes. In this book, we outline the theory and application of electrical imaging methods, which inject current into the ground and measure the resultant potentials. These data are sensitive to rock type, grain size, porosity, pore fluid electrical conductivity, saturation, and temperature.
Kamini Singha, Timothy C. Johnson, Frederick Day-Lewis, Lee D. Slater

Fort Stanton cave science conference field guide

No abstract available.
Steve Peerman, Johanna Blake, Christina L. Ferguson, Penelope J. Boston, Cynthia Connolly, K.E. Miltenberger, Talon Newton, Mike Spilde

Geology & mineralogy of the Old Mine Park area Trumbull Connecticut

Old Mine Park, in the northern Trumbull area (also known as Long Hill) of southwestern Connecticut, is a recreation area encompassing the mineral-rich hill of “Saganawamps” and owned by the Town of Trumbull. Most of its 72 acres are wooded, rocky and undeveloped but it is surrounded by dense infrastructure and transportation, residential, retail, and commercial development (Figure 1). It preserves
Harold Moritz, Robert P. Wintsch, Bill Devlin, Ryan J. McAleer, Shinae Lee, SookJu Kim, Keewook Yi

Spreading like wildfire: The rising threat of extraordinary landscape fires - A rapid response assessment

Free-burning landscape fire is an important natural phenomenon critical to the healthy functioning of many ecosystems. It is an important land management tool, culturally, economically, and ecologically. Therefore, not all vegetation fires are unwanted. This Rapid Response Assessment (RRA) focuses on the apparent increase in the occurrence, extent, duration, and consequences of wildfires – unusual
Alexandra Popescu, Allison Paulson, Amy C. Christianson, Andrew S. Sullivan, A. Tulloch, Bibiana Bilbao, Camilla Mathison, Catherine Robinson, David Ganz, David Nangoma, David Saah, Dolors Armenteras, Don A. Driscoll, Don L. Hankins, Douglas I. Kelley, E. R. (Lisa) Langer, Elaine Baker, Fabienne Reisen, François-Nicholas Robinne, Gamma Galudra, Glynis Humphrey, Hugh Safford, Ian G. Baird, Imma Oliveras, Jeremy Littell, Johan Kieft, J. Chew, Kirsten Maclean, Lea Wittenberg, Liana O. Anderson, Lindsey Gillson, Matt Plucinski, Max A. Moritz, Megan Brown, Miguel Castillo Soto, M. Flannigan, Oliver Costello, Patricia S. Silva, Paulo Fernandes, Peter Moore, Randi Jandt, Raphaele Blanchi, Renata Libonati, Sally Archibald, Sarah Dunlop, Sarah McCaffrey, Susan Page, Tania Marisol Gonzalez Delgado, Tiina Kurvits, Tol Sokchea, Val Charlton

Fluoride in groundwater

No abstract available.
D. Kirk Nordstrom, Pauline L Smedley

Turtles of the World: A guide to every family

Turtles of the World reveals the extraordinary diversity of these amazing reptiles. Characterized by the bony shell that acts as a shield to protect the softer body within, turtles are survivors from the time of the dinosaurs and are even more ancient in evolutionary terms than snakes and crocodilians. Of more than 350 species known today, some are highly endangered. In this beautiful guide, turtl
Jeffrey E. Lovich, Whit Gibbons

Visitors count! Guidance for protected areas on the economic analysis of visitation

The value of protected areas is often hidden from direct view. Once managers understand the number and behaviour of visitors they host, and the revenues and costs they generate, informed decisions on management plans and tourism strategies can be made. Demonstrating the positive impact of protected areas on the local economy can lead to greater buy-in and ownership of conservation practices and pl
Anna Spenceley, Jan Philipp Schagner, Barbara Engels, Catherine Cullinane Thomas, Mauel Engelbauer, Joel Erkkonen, Hubert Job, Liisa Kajala, Lisa Majewski, Daniel Metzler, Marius Mayer, Andrew Rylance, Manuel Woltering, Niklas Scheder, Cecile Smith-Christensen, Thiago Beraldo Souza

From saline to freshwater: The diversity of western lakes in space and time

Beginning with the nineteenth-century territorial surveys, the lakes and lacustrine deposits in what is now the western United States were recognized for their economic value to the expanding nation. In the latter half of the twentieth century, these systems have been acknowledged as outstanding examples of depositional systems serving as models for energy exploration and environmental analysis, m