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Environmental Geology

Handbook of Field Methods and Case Studies

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. Introduction

    1. Klaus Knödel, Gerhard Lange, Hans-Jürgen Voigt
      Pages 1-10
  3. Preparatory Steps and Common Problems

    1. Klaus Knödel, Gerhard Lange, Hans-Jürgen Voigt
      Pages 11-22
  4. Remote Sensing

    1. Dietmar Schmidt, Friedrich Kühn
      Pages 23-71
    2. Dietmar Schmidt, Peter Herms, Anke Steinbach, Friedrich Kühn
      Pages 73-95
    3. Friedrich Kühn, Bernhard Hörig, Dietmar Schmidt, Tllmann Bucher
      Pages 97-160
  5. Geophysics

    1. Klaus Knödel
      Pages 161-184
    2. Knut Seidel, Harald Lindner
      Pages 185-204
    3. Knut Seidel, Gerhard Lange
      Pages 205-237
    4. Gerhard Lange, Knut Seidel
      Pages 239-281
    5. Norbert Blindow, Dieter Eisenburger, Bernhard Illich, Hellfried Petzold, Thomas Richter
      Pages 283-335
    6. Andreas Schuck, Gerhard Lange
      Pages 337-402
    7. Gerhard Lange, Ugur Yaramanci, Reinhard Meyer
      Pages 403-430
    8. Thomas Wonik, Ricardo A. Olea
      Pages 431-474
    9. Franz König, Klaus Knödel, Klaus-Henrik Mittenzwey, Peter Weidelt
      Pages 475-505
  6. Geological, Hydrogeological, Geochemical and Microbiological Investigations

    1. Klaus Knödel, Kai Müller, Michael Neuhaus, Florian Jenn, Hans-Jürgen Voigt
      Pages 507-565
    2. Ulrich Beims, Florian Jenn, Klaus Knödel, Manja Liese, Ranjeet Nagare, Claus Nitsche et al.
      Pages 567-748
    3. Sven Altfelder, Manfred Birke, Reiner Dohrmann, Hagen Hilse, Florian Jenn, Stephan Kaufhold et al.
      Pages 749-940
    4. Florian Jenn, Claus Kofahl, Mike Müller, Jens Radschinski, Hans-Jürgen Voigt
      Pages 941-1051
  7. Integration of Investigation Results

    1. Klaus Knödel, Markus Toloczyki, Antje Bohn, Thekla Abel, Gerhard Lange, Alejandra Tejedo
      Pages 1053-1098

About this book


As earth’s population continues to grow and the detrimental aftereffects of industrialization and environmental negligence become more apparent, society has become more aware of, and concerned about, stewardship of the natural environment – water, soil, and air. Sustainable development has become more widely received and promoted in many parts of the world. The need is now critical for earth and environmental scientists and engineers to work together to implement technologies that can preserve our environment. The Earth’s population was 6.6 billion as of April 2007 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This number is expected to rise to 9.4 billion by 2050. The population is increasing the demand for natural resources and energy, and increasing stress on the environment. Thus, protection of the environment and remediation of damage to the environment must be a priority. It is also important to develop procedures that will help to avert further damage to the environment and to recognize as early as possible the risks associated with changes in the environment. Many methodologies and technologies have become more advanced in the past few decades, and new technologies and approaches have been developed, all to address the growing need for environmental assessment, monitoring, and remediation. As these technologies have grown, the need for interdisciplinary cooperation has also become more apparent. Specialists in remote sensing, geophysical methods, hydrogeology, geology, and geochemistry must maintain current awareness of developments within their sister disciplines in order to formulate effective overall approaches for environmental issues.


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