New books in the INSTAAR Library

November 14th, 2012

River discharge to the coastal ocean: A global synthesis
by John Milliman and Katherine Farnsworth, 2011
Using an extensive database, the book presents a detailed analysis and synthesis of processes affecting fluvial discharge of water, sediment, and dissolved solids. The ways in which climatic variation, episodic events, and human activities affect river discharge are discussed. An appendix presents the 1534-river database as a series of tables and maps. The database is also presented as a GIS-based package online.

Statistics for earth and environmental sciences
by John Schuenemeyer and Lawrence Drew, 2011
A comprehensive treatment of statistical applications for solving real-world environmental problems, including Bayesian and nonparametric methodologies.

Understanding Earth’s polar challenges: International Polar Year 2007-2008
IPY Joint Committee, 2011
This thick volume describes the 228 projects conducted by 50,000 people in 60 countries under the aegis of IPY.

Measuring global temperatures: Their analysis and interpretation
by Ian Strangeways, 2010
Our only direct knowledge of global temperatures comes from instruments operated over the last 150 or so years. Yet these data are largely taken for granted, even by many of those using them. This non-mathematical treatment explains how global temperatures are measured and analyzed.