Confronting Global Climate Change: Experiments & Applications in the Tropics

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CRC Press, Jun 7, 2019 - Science - 529 pages

This book offers a solutions-based approach to climate change problems which potentially impinge on human beings within the tropics. It largely comprises research articles with supplementary applications and illustrations. The effects of atmospheric phenomena, energy acquisition, wind power, CO2 sequestration, are linked with soils, aquatic life, reducing deforestation, rainwater harvesting and clay pot farming, climate, plant disease and food security to show that no area of life is untouched by the phenomenon of climate change. It discusses specific problem areas and provides an overview of geotechnical and sustainable solutions to lessen the impact of climate.

 

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Contents

Introduction Countering Global Climate Change Tropical Solutions An Experimental Approach
1
Water Vapor Condensation from Fossil Fuels and Tropical Volcanoes Potential Effects on Global Warming
17
Operation of Motor Vehicles in the Tropics below Recommended Engine Temperatures Atmospheric and Health Ramifications
33
Meteorological Configurations for Atmospheric Pollution by Cassava Cyanides in Tropical Locations
47
Qualitative Correlations between Antecedent Rainfall and Landslip Frequency on Thin Shale Beds Climate Change Implications
63
Sixteen Landslip Provinces A Hazard Classification Scheme in a Warming Humid Trade Wind Climate A Case Study
83
Rising Sea Levels and ParkedVehicle Safety on Hill Slopes A Case Study
121
Wind Vector Resultants through Restricted Sea Straits Implications for Potential Wind Turbine Sites on TradeWind Coasts
131
Five Methods for Humidification of Sweet Potato StemCuttings Implications for Extreme Tropical Weather
301
NonChemical Decrease of Anthracnose Mango Fungus in Tropical Highlands Implications for Rising Sea Levels
317
Case Study Controlled Defoliation of Mangifera indica Mango against Anthracnose Disease Effect on Yields in a Warming Humid Climate
333
Feeding Preference and Growth of Beet Army Worm on Allium fistulosum and Allium cepa under a Hot Humid Climate
343
PhosphorusQuenching in Soils under Tropical Climates Residual Effects of Two Methods
361
CleanWeeding Turbidity Soil Loss Landslips and Potential Exacerbations under Climate ChangeTwo Case Studies
371
PostMining Correlations with Dispersion of Unvegetated Soil in Stored Bauxite Overburdens under Climate Change
385
Conclusions Coping with Global Climate Change Experiments and Applications in the Tropics
399

Geotechnical Implications of Aging on Impact Resistance of Uncalcined Red Mud Mortars in a Wet Warm Climate
143
Erodibility of Two Soft Limestone Road Bases under Tropical Rain Geotechnical Implications
155
Carbon Sequestration in the Humid Tropics Two Invasive Tree Species Spathodea campanulata and Cananga odorata as Building Materials
175
Decomposition Rates of a Tropical Softwood after Removal of NonStructural Carbohydrate Implications for Carbon Sequestration
189
Potential for HeatInsulating Paper from an Invasive Tropical Softwood Using Bamboo Alcoholic Alkali in Water for Retting
199
Case Study Thunderstorm Correlations with Deforestation in a Small Tropical Island Implications for Warming Tropical Climates
211
A Procedure for Sustainable Deforestation Preceding Mineral Extraction in the Humid Tropics A Microcosmic Case Study
237
ColdWater StarchExtracted Bamboo Used as Banana TreeBraces Implications for Atmospheric Carbon
251
Tensile Strength of Bamboo after Five Years of Tropical Subaerial Exposure following ColdWater Starch Dissolution
259
Rainwater Harvesting under a Warming Climate and Effects of Algae on Changes to Water Storage Levels A Case Study
281
Solar Panel Orientation Using Gravitational Energy and Azimuthal Positioning Schematized Options
401
Impacts of Incremental Heating on Physicochemical Properties of Castor Seed Oil and Its Potential as a Renewable Alternative
407
Gas LNG Refrigerator Combined with Photovoltaic Alternate Energy
415
Detoxified Starch from Bitter Cassava Implications of Prolonged Gelatinization and Pressure
419
Mechanism of LowTemperature Alcoholic Alkali Dissolution of Starch in Cold Water
421
Direct and Indirect Enhanced Greenhouse Effects EGE
425
Climate Change Terms
471
Index
491
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Mark Anglin Harris is a Professor of Applied Climatology and Environmental Chemistry at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU), Jamaica, where he has been on the faculty since 2002. He earned his baccalaureate degree in geography and geology at the University of Windsor, Canada, in 1977, and received his PhD in environmental geoscience from the University of Adelaide in 2001. In 1992-1995 he tutored at the University of Adelaide, Australia, in Earth science & physical geography. His research has focused mainly on remediation of polluted land, water and air. His previous book, published in 2016 by Springer-Nature, is titled "Geobiotechnological Solutions to Anthropogenic Disturbances."

Professor Harris has been the senior author of approximately 30 research articles, having become, so far, the only multiple recipient of the NCU Distinguished Faculty Award for research or scholarship, having won it four times, in 2003, 2007, 2012 and 2016.

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