Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective

1st Edition

Volume 2: Photographs and Multimedia Tours

Editors: Glenn B. Stracher Anupma Prakash Ellina V. Sokol
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444594129
eBook ISBN: 9780444594174
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 26th September 2012
Page Count: 584
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Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective is a compelling collection of research conducted by scientists and engineers around the world. It presents the scientific and industrial communities as well as the interested lay reader with studies about prehistoric as well as historic coal and peat fires and magnificent illustrations of such fires and related research from countries around the world—a totally new contribution to science. The second of four volumes in the collection, Photographs and Multimedia Tours features stunning photographs from around the world, including Australia, Canada, Northern China, India, Borneo, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Russia, the United States, and more. This essential reference also includes a companion website with a collection of slide presentations and videos about coal and peat fires.

Key Features

  • Authored by world-renowned experts in coal and peat fires
  • Global in scope—countries from all of the world are represented
  • Beautiful full-color illustrations and online materials including research data banks, an interactive online world map of coal and peat fires, multi-media presentations, and videos bring the contents to life

Readership

Mineralogists, petrologists, coal geologists, geophysicists, mining engineers, environmental and remote sensing scientists, and anyone involved in technical aspects of coal mining, coal fires, and combustion metamorphism.

Table of Contents

Dedication

Preface to Volume 1

Preface to Volume 2

Acknowledgments

List of Contributors

Volume 2: Photographs and Multimedia Tours

Chapter 1. Bowen Basin and Hunter Valley, Australia

Bowen Basin and Hunter Valley, Australia

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 2. Fire Mountain and Mud Volcanoes of Azerbaijan

Fire Mountain and Mud Volcanoes

Introduction

Photo Tour

Yanar Dag (Fire Mountain)

Dashgil Mud Volcano

Lokbatan Mud Volcano

Koturdag

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 3. Spontaneous Combustion of Canadian Coals

Canadian Coal Fires

Introduction

Acknowledgments

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 4. Wuda and Ruqigou Coalfield Firesof Northern China

Wuda and Ruqigou Coalfield Fires of Northern China

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 5. Clinker at El Cerrejón Coal Mine, Colombia: Characteristics and Potential Uses

Clinker at El Cerrejón Coal Mine, Colombia

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 6. Coal Fires and Coal-Waste Piles in the Czech Republic

Czech Republic Coal Fires and Waste Piles

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 7. Combustion at Dorset, Wessex Coast of Southern England

Burning on the Wessex Coast of England

Introduction

Photo Tour

References and Additional Reading

WWW Addresses

Chapter 8. Coal Fires of Northern and Massif Central, France

Coal Fires of France

Introduction

Photo Tour

Details

No. of pages:
584
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780444594174
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444594129

About the Editor

Glenn B. Stracher

Dr. Glenn B. Stracher is Professor Emeritus of Geology and Physics at East Georgia State College, University System of Georgia, Swainsboro, Georgia, USA. After receiving his M.S. in Geology and a Ph.D. in Geology and Engineering Mechanics from the University of Nebraska, he served as a Lady Davis Scholar at the Institute of Earth Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He was also nominated by the United Nations as a Fulbright Scholar while in graduate school before completing his postdoctoral work in Israel. Dr. Stracher is the former chair of the Geological Society of America’s Coal Geology Division and served on the society’s External Awards Committee. He is the co-author of three chemical thermodynamics books, published in English and Japanese and taught graduate level courses in this subject at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. In 2010, he was named a University System of Georgia “Shining Star,” by the state’s Board of Regents, for excellence in research and teaching. In 2015, he was named a Geological Society of America Fellow for his contributions to coal-fires science. Trained as a structural geologist, mineralogist, and metamorphic petrologist, the main focus of his research since 1995; and for which he is internationally known, is coal fires burning around the world. In addition to numerous peer-reviewed publications about coal fires, he has convened coal-fires symposia with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Geological Society of America (GSA), and led four GSA National coal-fires field trips. Dr. Stracher is the editor of the Geological Society of America book, Geology of Coal Fires: Case Studies from Around the World. He also edited the International Journal of Coal Geology special publication, Coal Fires Burning Around the World: A Global Catastrophe. His latest project is a four-volume book published by Elsevier and entitled Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective http://www.elsevi

Affiliations and Expertise

East Georgia State College, Swainsboro, GA, USA

Anupma Prakash

Anupma Prakash is Professor of Geophysics (Remote Sensing) at the Department of Geosciences and the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA. After receiving her M.Sc. degree in Geology from Lucknow University, India, and a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the Indian Institute of Technology – Roorkee, India, she moved to the Netherlands to work for the International Institute of Geo-information Surveys and Earth Sciences (ITC), Enschede, The Netherlands. She is internationally recognized for her research on the use of remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) techniques for investigating surface and underground coal mine fires. Her coal fire research involves fire detection, mapping, monitoring, depth estimation, characterization and quantitative estimation of environmental impacts.

Affiliations and Expertise

Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, USA

Ellina V. Sokol

Ellina Sokol is a distinguished research scientist at the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Novosibirsk, Siberia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia

Reviews

"This is the first of four volumes devoted to what might seem like a narrow topic, and yet coal and peat fires involve a confluence of subjects and hold substantial interest for a wide and international audience of scientists and engineers as well as students and the general public. Coverage of the socioeconomic and geoenvironmental impacts as well as the technical aspects of mining and the catastrophic fires themselves make this text suitable for fire, environmental, and remote sensing scientists as well as petrologists, coal geologists, and geophysicists; industry personnel; and anyone interested in pollution and the by-products of combustion." -- Reference and Research Book News, February 2013

"Volume 2 of this encyclopedic work (Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective) has recently been published by Elsevier. This 554 page volume contains 24 chapters describing fires in 23 countries. The informative discussions are beautifully enhanced with more than 1100 illustrations, most in full color! Associated with this tome is an extraordinary array of on-line photographs, movies, radio talk show discussions, slide presentations, etc. related to coal and peat fires. This volume is not only an important scientific contribution and a work of art but it is what every scholarly book should be - a total sensory immersion into a fascinating topic." -- Dr. Robert B. Finkelman, Research Professor in the Dept. of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Dallas and an Adjunct Professor at the China University of Geosciences, Beijing