Chapter 29

Conservation and Climate

What is Weather?
Weather describes the state of the atmosphere in terms of factors such as heat, dryness, sunshine, wind, and precipitation. Interactions between the…
What is Climate?
29.2: What is Climate?
Climate refers to the prevailing weather conditions in a specific area in general over a long period of time. To put it simply, “Climate is…
Global Climate Change
29.3: Global Climate Change
Throughout its 4.5 billion year history, the earth has experienced periods of warming and cooling. Most of these historical climate changes are…
Biomarker Analysis for Paleoclimatology
29.4: Biomarker Analysis for Paleoclimatology
Paleoclimatology uses organic compounds called biomarkers as paleothermometers to relate information on climates and environments of the past.…
Environment: Continuous Instream Monitoring of Nutrients and Sediment in Agricultural Watersheds
29.5: Environment: Continuous Instream Monitoring of Nutrients and Sediment in Agricultural Watersheds
Pollutant concentrations in watersheds vary considerably and accurate and timely information is important for making management decisions. This…
Engineering: Design and Use of a Full Flow Sampling System (FFS) for the Quantification of Methane Emissions
29.6: Engineering: Design and Use of a Full Flow Sampling System (FFS) for the Quantification of Methane Emissions
The use of natural gas continues to grow and the industry faces scrutiny for methane emissions due to its relatively high global warming…
Environment: Semi-High Throughput Screening for Potential Drought-tolerance in Lettuce
29.7: Environment: Semi-High Throughput Screening for Potential Drought-tolerance in Lettuce
Water availability for irrigation has declined across much of the world, and research to identify plants that can tolerate drought has been…
Environment: Surface Renewal: An Advanced Micrometeorological Method for Measuring and Processing Field-Scale Energy Flux Density Data
29.8: Environment: Surface Renewal: An Advanced Micrometeorological Method for Measuring and Processing Field-Scale Energy Flux Density Data
Farmers around the world continually seek more efficient ways to irrigate their plants, especially in regions where water is scarce. Surface renewal…
Environment: Chemical Analysis of Water-accommodated Fractions of Crude Oil Spills Using TIMS-FT-ICR MS
29.9: Environment: Chemical Analysis of Water-accommodated Fractions of Crude Oil Spills Using TIMS-FT-ICR MS
Mitigating the effects of oil spills in aquatic environments requires an understanding of how crude oil and water mix. However, studying oil-water…