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Editors: Dragutin T. Mihailovic and Branislava Lalic (Faculty of Agriculture, Dositeja Obradovica Sq. 8, Serbia)
Book Description:
Regardless of the word "balance" being used either globally or locally in any given context, it is undoubtedly the keyword in the increasing number of environmental problems. The underlined sketch is a proper introduction to the question: Why are the environmental problems being focused on now? One particular answer can be found in a hierarchy of the main scientific problems for the 21st century as seen by the community mostly consisting of physicists and biologists. According to them, in the 21st century the world of scientific community will be occupied by the problems linked to superconductivity, quantum teleology, modeling living structures and environmental problems that are primarily expressed through the problem of climate changes. A unique characteristic of these problems is their close connection with the questions of different aspects of the existence of individual human being, i.e., the questions of technological capability, origin of the consciousness and survival on the Earth. Based on own experience and knowledge of scientists, accumulated from their recent environmentally oriented projects, this book covers, for the first time, the complex field of fundamental scientific methodologies, modeling and measurements in environmental and linking sciences. The first part of the book comprises the following points: modeling transverse turbulent mixing in a shallow flow, new approaches in modeling of natural complex systems, modeling of forest-atmosphere interaction, modeling of the advection term in the equations of motion, dynamics of coupled interactions of natural complex systems, calculation of albedo over heterogeneous environmental interfaces and regional climate modeling. In the second part are considered vertical mixing schemes for chemical transport models, locating the source of air pollution using inverse modeling techniques, aggregating the albedo in mountain regions, deposition of heavy metals by moss biomonitoring technique, spectral UV radiation measurement and modeling, measurements of atmospheric ammonia over grassland and measurements evaporation over short vegetation. The third part is devoted to climate change impacts and adaptation options of vulnerable agriculture in different aspects, prediction of plant diseases appearance as well as spatial climatic analogy and adaptive knowledge transfer.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Enhancing a European partnership for international scientific and technological cooperation, pp. 1-11
(A. Beuf)

Chapter 2. Policy framework for fostering centres of excellence, pp. 13-19
(A. Belić and A. Bogojević)

PART ONE – Environmental fluid mechanics issues

Chapter 3. Development of the EBU-POM coupled regional climate model and results from climate change experiments, pp. 23-32
(V. Djurdjević and B. Rajković)

Chapter 4. Modeling transverse turbulent mixing by using an eddy viscosity approach, pp. 33-46
(C. Gualtieri)

Chapter 5. Implementation of new approach to albedo calculation over heterogeneous interfaces for different geometries, pp. 47-55
(A.M. Ćirišan, D.T. Mihailović and D.V. Kapor)

Chapter 6. Aggregation of canyon albedo in surface models, pp. 57-65
(D.V. Kapor, D.T. Mihailović and A.M. Ćirišan)

Chapter 7. An approach to forest-atmosphere interaction modelling: Implications on momentum turbulent transport within the forest, pp. 67-76
(B. Lalić, D.T. Mihailović, B. Rajković and D.V. Kapor)

Chapter 8. A short essay about modeling of local interactions and functional robustness in living systems, pp. 77-87
(I. Balaz, D.T. Mihailović)

Chapter 9. Emergence of chaos and synchronization in coupled interactions in environmental interfaces regarded as biophysical complex systems, pp. 89-100
(D.T. Mihailović, M. Budinčević, I. Balaz and D. Perišić)

PART TWO – Air pollution, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and turbulent energy exchange issues

Chapter 10. Monitoring of spectral UV in Austria and investigation of short- and long-term changes, pp. 103-111
(S. Simic, M. Fitzka, P. Weihs and H. Kromp-Kolb)

Chapter 11. Solar UV radiation: monitoring and new aproach in modeling - pioneering work in Serbia, pp. 113-119
(Z. Mijatović, S. Milićević, D.V. Kapor, D.T. Mihailović and et al.)

Chapter 12. An overview of vertical mixing schemes for applications in air quality and environmental models, pp. 121-132
(D.T. Mihailović, Á. Bordás and K. Alapaty)

Chapter 13. Contemporary numerical treatment of passive advection, pp. 133-146
(I. Arsenić, D.T. Mihailović and B. Rajković)

Chapter 14. Atmospheric deposition of heavy metals and airborne radionuclides studied by the moss biomonitoring technique, pp. 147-157
(M. Krmar, D. Radnović, M.V. Frontasyeva, S.S. Pavlov and Y.S. Pankratova)

Chapter 15. Concentration gradient measurements and flux calculation of atmospheric ammonia over grassland (Bugac-puszta, Hungary), pp. 159-170
(T. Weidinger, A. Pogány, L. Horváth, A. Machon and et al.)

Chapter 16. Comparison of evaporimeters with evapotranspiration equations, pp. 171-180
(J. Eitzinger, T. Gerersdorfer, H. Schume, W. Laube and et al.)

PART THREE – Climate change impact on agriculture

Chapter 17. Climate change impacts on winter wheat and maize in Europe, pp. 183-194
(V.A. Alexandrov

Chapter 18. Impact of climate change on tuscany durum wheat quality, pp. 195-208
(S. Orlandini, D. Grifoni, F. Natali, M. Mancini and A. Dalla Marta)

Chapter 19. Climate change impact on small grains diseases apperance in vojvodina region, pp. 209-222
(R. Jevtić, M. Telečki, B. Lalić, D.T. Mihailović and et al.)

Chapter 20. Impact of climate change on agriculture in north-west russia and adaptation options, pp. 223-231
(M.V. Nikolaev)

Chapter 21. Adaptation options to climate change impacts in european agriculture, pp. 233-243
(J. Eitzinger, G. Kubu, S. Thaler, J. Glauninger and et al.)

Chapter 22. Agro-climatic potential of landscape in conditions of climate change in Slovakia, pp. 245-254
(B. Šiška, J. Takáč and P. Nejedlík)

Chapter 23. Climate indicator analysis specialized for viticultural researches, pp. 255-265
(M. Ladányi)

Index pp.265-278

      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: pp.278
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-599-7
   Status: AV
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