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About this book
About this book
Coastal regions around the world have some environmental features and problems unique to their location. Containing the proceedings of the fourth international conference on this topic, this volume highlights the latest research on these important regions. The contributions featured will aid the understanding of risk, hazard mitigation and remediation strategies and help to protect the business and leisure activities so crucial to these areas. Topics covered include: environmental management and impact; oil slicks and spills; erosion and drift; sediment transport; hydrodynamics and transport modelling; water quality issues; and atmospheric pollution and control. A number of the papers reflect the use of remote sensing in the monitoring of coastal regions and the detection of problems such as pollution or drift.
Section 1 Advances in environmental research: An integrated applied research utilitising fluid-dynamic software as support to medical enquiry into health problems by air pollution; A user-friendly software for sustainable management of urban areas; A general model for predicting the environmental impact of urban transportation; Environmental and energy costs of a district heating network; Integrated analysis of performances of fa ades for indoor comfort purposes. Section 2 Air pollution: Air pollution model quality assurance: a review; Sensitivity of traffic emissions over the Iberian Peninsula by using MM5-CMAQ air quality modelling system; Identification of chemical species emission and sensitivity analysis with variational assimilation of restricted artificial observations; The application of an integrated GIS procedure for characterising TSP industrial emissions impact: a test case in Southern Italy; A new all-weather passive sampling system for monitoring air pollutants in the atmosphere to support model developments; Radon concentration in the atmosphere as an indicator of the height of the mixing layer in the region of mining activity; Transport and dispersion of blowing dust in the Mexico Basin; A data assimilation methodology for the plume phase of a nuclear accident; Variation of rainwater quality due to interactive mass transfer between raindrops and atmosphere; Advanced Pollutant Emissions Computer System ( APEX 4.0); SAMAA: A software for air quality modelling and analysis; CALPUFF, HPAC and VLSTRACK Evaluation with the over-land alongwind dispersion (OLAD) field data; AURORA: An air quality model for urban regions using an optimal resolution approach; New Internet connected air pollution monitoring network of Slovenia. Section 3 Environmental management and decision analysis: Environmental impact assessment of the underground railway in Bilbao (Spain); The environmental information system for the state of Kuwait; Modeling for environmental policy in India; Quantitative visual impact assessment using three-dimensional computer modelling; Satellite imagery for studying the UHI as an aid in urban planning; Simulation of a NOx-emission market in the Netherlands; Centre SIM: Hour-by-hour travel demand forecasting for mobile source emission estimation; Modeling spatial variability of 137Cs surface activity in a mountain area; Evaluation of a decision support system for the useful application of hazardous wastes with means of immobilisation-techniques; Dynamic economic-environmental simulation of waste pollution in Taiwan; Optimal control and parameter selection problems in forest stand management; Impact of tree mortality in optimal control and parameter selection problems in forest stand management; Landscape dynamics risk management in Northern Appennines (Italy); Contributions to an on-line exchange of environmental data; How economics can help to guide decision making in flood risk management. (part contents)