Land Surface Remote Sensing

Author: Mehrez Zribi
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0081012659
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Land Surface Remote Sensing from the Author: Mehrez Zribi. Land Surface Remote Sensing: Environment and Risks explores the use of remote sensing in applications concerning the environment, including desertification and monitoring deforestation and forest fires. The first chapter covers the characterization of aerosols and gases by passive remote sensing. The next chapter presents the correlation of optical images for quantifying the deformation of the Earth's surface and geomorphological processes. The third chapter is examines remote sensing applications in the mining environment. The fourth chapter depicts the strong potential of radar imagery for volcanology and urban and mining subsidence studies. The next two chapters deal respectively with the use of remote sensing in locust control and the contribution of remote sensing to the epidemiology of infectious diseases. In the last ten years, spatial observation of the Earth—particularly continental surfaces—has expanded considerably with the launch of increasing numbers of satellites covering various applications (hydrology, biosphere, flow of surface, snow, ice, landslide, floods). This has paved the way for an explosion in the use of remote sensing data. This book offers essential coverage of space-based observation techniques for continental surfaces. The authors explore major applications and provide a corresponding detailed chapter for the physical principles, physics of measurement, and data processing requirements for each technique, bringing you up-to-date descriptions of techniques used by leading scientists in the field of remote sensing and Earth observation. Provides clear and concise descriptions of modern remote sensing methods Explores the most current remote sensing techniques with physical aspects of the measurement (theory) and their applications Provides chapters on physical principles, measurement, and data processing for each technique described Describes optical remote sensing technology, including a description of acquisition systems and measurement corrections to be made

Earthquake Occurrence

Author: Rodolfo Console
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119372216
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Earthquake Occurrence from the Author: Rodolfo Console. Earthquake Occurrence provides the reader with a review of algorithms applicable for modeling seismicity, such as short-term earthquake clustering and pseudo-periodic long-term behavior of major earthquakes. The concept of the likelihood ratio of a set of observations under different hypotheses is applied for comparison among various models. In short-term models, known by the term ETAS, the occurrence space and time rate density of earthquakes is modeled as the sum of two terms, one representing the independent or spontaneous events, and the other representing the activity triggered by previous earthquakes. Examples of the application of such algorithms in real cases are also reported. Dealing with long-term recurrence models, renewal time-dependent models, implying a pseudo-periodicity of earthquake occurrence, are compared with the simple time-independent Poisson model, in which every event occurs regardless of what has occurred in the past. The book also introduces a number of computer codes developed by the authors over decades of seismological research.

World Ocean Assessment

Author: World Ocean Assessment team
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316510018
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World Ocean Assessment from the Author: World Ocean Assessment team.

Author: Андрей Шаститко
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457935922
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from the Author: Андрей Шаститко. Обозначены подходы и варианты решения проблемы определения продуктовых границ рынка для применения антимонопольного законодательства в сфере отношений по поводу основных и производных продуктов. Раскрыты основания для смягчения режима антимонопольного принуждения на рынках производных товаров. Представлена оценка результатов применения инструментов антимонопольной политики и адвокатирования конкуренции на рынках связанных продуктов «основной – производный». Обозначены направления в становлении и предложены рекомендации по совершенствованию антимонопольного правоприменения в России для ситуаций взаимосвязанных рынков (продуктов) по принципу «основной – производный».

Fostering Innovation In Community And Institutional Corrections

Author: Brian A. Jackson
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833088564
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Fostering Innovation In Community And Institutional Corrections from the Author: Brian A. Jackson. The U.S. corrections enterprise is challenged by a variety of demographic, societal, and fiscal trends, and this report seeks to frame an innovation agenda by identifying and prioritizing potential improvements in technology, policy, and practice.

No4 52 2015

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Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457935876
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No4 52 2015 from the Author: . Научно-практический журнал «Современная конкуренция» выходит с 2007 г. и публикует материалы, посвященные вопросам предпринимательства и предпринимательской конкуренции. Журнал нацелен на сокращение дистанции между научной теорией, ее практическим воплощением участниками рынка и подходами обучения в сфере предпринимательства и конкуренции в России за счет консолидации мнений представителей науки, образования, консалтинга, государственной власти и управления, а также предпринимателей.Журнал публикует оригинальные материалы, которыми могут являться научные статьи, аналитические материалы, обзоры и стенограммы семинаров, конференций, круглых столов по вопросам предпринимательства и предпринимательской конкуренции, а также учебно-методические материалы, программы учебных дисциплин, интервью с предпринимателями и экспертами в области развития и обучения предпринимательству и др.Журнал активно сотрудничает со многими вузами, колледжами и школами, освещая или являясь организатором профильных семинаров и конференций.C 2013 года журнал «Современная конкуренция» в партнерстве с Национальной ассоциацией обучения предпринимательству (РАОП) вводит дополнительные рубрики, посвященные следующим аспектам:• обучение предпринимательству в вузах, колледжах, техникумах, школах, включая руководства для преподавателей, учебно-методические кейсы, программы курсов, деловые и ролевые игры, практикумы, рецензии на учебники• зарубежный опыт обучения предпринимательству• вопросы теории профессионального предпринимательства• управление собственным бизнесом• предпринимательская политика• психология и социология предпринимательства• технологическое предпринимательствоЖурнал выходит 6 раз в год.В номере читайте• Применение антимонопольного законодательства на рынках производных товаров• Антимонопольное регулирование экономического поведения субъектов на рынках газа• Социальное предпринимательство• Ограничивающие конкуренцию соглашения между участниками конкурсных торгови многое другое

Doing Good Better

Author: William MacAskill
Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing
ISBN: 1783350504
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Doing Good Better from the Author: William MacAskill. Almost all of us want to make a difference. So we volunteer, donate to charity, recycle or try to cut down our carbon emissions. But rarely do we know how much of a difference we're really making. In a remarkable re-examination of the evidence, Doing Good Better reveals why buying sweatshop-produced goods benefits the poor; why cosmetic surgeons can do more good than charity workers; and why giving to a relief fund is generally not the best way to help after a natural disaster. By examining the charities you give to, the volunteering you do, the goods you buy and the career you pursue, this fascinating and often surprising guide shows how through simple actions you can improve thousands of lives - including your own.

The Lady And The Generals

Author: Peter Popham
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448148979
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The Lady And The Generals from the Author: Peter Popham. She was a heroine of our time, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, a symbol of supreme courage in the face of tyranny. Then, in 2010, Burma’s generals opened the door a chink: Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest, and her country began to change. Suu Kyi’s acclaimed biographer, Peter Popham, describes what happened next. Travelling across the country, meeting aristocrats, monks and politicians, freedom fighters, punks and rebels, he shows how hope has slowly returned to the lives of ordinary Burmese. He also examines the fate of the hill tribes, and how the world’s politicians and businessmen are striving for influence. But with greater openness, long-suppressed prejudices have burst into the open: intolerant Buddhist preachers have whipped up the latent hostility of the Burmese against people of other races and beliefs, especially the Muslim Rohingya. When Aung San Suu Kyi was elected to parliament, she began to negotiate with the military. Yet she has declined to take a firm stand on minority rights – to the dismay of many in the West. The Lady and the Generals offers a trenchant and compelling portrait of this fascinating country and asks where Burma and Suu Kyi herself – with her bravery, her brilliance and her limitations – are heading next. Praise for The Lady and the Peacock: 'What a gift to our world and what a splendid telling of [Aung San Suu Kyi's life]. We are deeply indebted to Peter Popham for such a superb account' - Archbishop Desmond Tutu 'Sensitive and moving' - Sunday Times 'Beautifully written and compelling in every aspect' - Joanna Lumley 'Warm and objective...will not be bettered for a long time' - Independent on Sunday

Formal Languages Automata And Numeration Systems

Author: Michel Rigo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119042860
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Formal Languages Automata And Numeration Systems from the Author: Michel Rigo. The interplay between words, computability, algebra and arithmetic has now proved its relevance and fruitfulness. Indeed, the cross-fertilization between formal logic and finite automata (such as that initiated by J.R. Büchi) or between combinatorics on words and number theory has paved the way to recent dramatic developments, for example, the transcendence results for the real numbers having a “simple” binary expansion, by B. Adamczewski and Y. Bugeaud. This book is at the heart of this interplay through a unified exposition. Objects are considered with a perspective that comes both from theoretical computer science and mathematics. Theoretical computer science offers here topics such as decision problems and recognizability issues, whereas mathematics offers concepts such as discrete dynamical systems. The main goal is to give a quick access, for students and researchers in mathematics or computer science, to actual research topics at the intersection between automata and formal language theory, number theory and combinatorics on words. The second of two volumes on this subject, this book covers regular languages, numeration systems, formal methods applied to decidability issues about infinite words and sets of numbers.

The Competitiveness Of Global Port Cities

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264205276
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The Competitiveness Of Global Port Cities from the Author: OECD. Ports and cities are historically strongly linked, but the link between port and city growth has become weaker. This book examines how ports can regain their role as drivers of urban economic growth and how negative port impacts can be mitigated.