Chapter 29

Conservation and Climate

What is Weather?
Overview Weather refers to the current state of atmospheric conditions at a specific time and place. Weather is temporary and is influenced by the…
What is Climate?
29.2: What is Climate?
Climate refers to the prevailing weather conditions in a specific area over an extended period. As the saying goes, “Climate is what you…
Global Climate Change
29.3: Global Climate Change
Throughout its ~4.5 billion year history, the Earth has experienced periods of warming and cooling. However, the current drastic increase in global…
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…