Description

Environmental Monitoring and Characterization is an integrated, hands-on resource for monitoring all aspects of the environment. Sample collection methods and relevant physical, chemical and biological processes necessary to characterize the environment are brought together in twenty chapters which cover: sample collection methods, monitoring terrestrial, aquatic and air environments, and relevant chemical, physical and biological processes and contaminants. This book will serve as an authoritative reference for advanced students and environmental professionals.

Key Features

* Examines the integration of physical, chemical, and biological processes * Emphasizes field methods and real-time data acquisition, made more accessible with case studies, problems, calculations, and questions * Includes four color illustrations throughout the text * Brings together the concepts of environmental monitoring and site characterization

Readership

Environmental consultants, regulators, and industry environmental scientists. Also advanced undergraduate students majoring in Environmental Sciences, and first- and second-year graduate students.

Table of Contents

1. MONITORING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT J. F. Artiola, I. L. Pepper, M. L. Brusseau 2. SAMPLING AND DATA QUALITY OBJECTIVES IN ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING J. F. Artiola, A. W. Warrick 3. STATISTICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING J. A. Vargas-Guzmán, A. W. Warrick, D. E. Myers, S. A. Musil, J. F. Artiola 4. AUTOMATED DATA ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING P. W. Brown, S. A. Musil 5. MAPS IN ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING D. M. Hendricks 6. GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND THEIR USE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING R. MacArthur 7. SOIL AND VADOSE ZONE SAMPLING I. L. Wilson, J. F. Artiola 8. GROUNDWATER SAMPLING M. Barackman, M. L. Brusseau 9. MONITORING SURFACE WATERS J. F. Artiola 10. MONITORING NEAR-SURFACE AIR QUALITY A. D. Matthias 11. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING WITH REMOTE SENSING A. R. Huete 12. ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICAL PROPERTIES AND PROCESSES I. Yolcubal, M. Brusseau, J. Artiola, P. Wierenga, G. Wilson 13. CHEMICAL PROPERTIES AND PROCESSES J. F. Artiola 14. MICROBIAL PROPERTIES AND PROCESSES I. L. Pepper, C. Rensing, C. P. Gerba 15. PHYSICAL CONTAMINANTS J. L. Walworth 16. CHEMICAL CONTAMINANTS M. L. Brusseau, G. B. Famisan, J. F. Artiola 17. MICROBIAL CONTAMINANTS C. P. Gerba, I. L. Pepper 18. SOIL AND GROUNDWATER REMEDIATION M. L. Brusseau, R. M. Maier 19. ECOLO

Details

No. of pages:
410
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080491271
Print ISBN:
9780120644773
Print ISBN:
9781483299792

About the authors

Janick Artiola

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Arizona at Tucson, U.S.A.

Ian Pepper

Dr. Ian Pepper is currently a Professor at the University of Arizona. He is also Director of the University of Arizona, Environmental Research Laboratory (ERL) and the NSF Water and Environmental Technology (WET) Center. Dr. Pepper is an environmental microbiologist specializing in the molecular ecology of the environment. His research has focused on the fate and transport of pathogens in air, water, soils and wastes. His expertise has been recognized by membership on six National Academy of Science Committees and former memberships on an EPA FIFRA Science and Advisory Panel. Dr. Pepper is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Microbiology, the Soil Science Society of America, and the American Society of Agronomy. He is also a Board Certified Environmental Scientist within the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. He is the author or co-author of six textbooks; 40 book chapters; and over 180 peer-review journal articles.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

Mark Brusseau

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Arizona at Tucson, U.S.A.

Reviews

"The book advances the sate-of-the-art by not only documenting how to monitor the environment, but also referring the reader to other more detailed comprehensive books. This nicely illustrated book should be useful at the senior undergraduate level, as well as to students initiating graduate studies in environmental sciences." -INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONEMTNAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, MARCH 2005 "This would be a valuable addition to any library that had an audience concerned with the environment." -Robert F. Skinder, Science Reference Librarian, University of South Carolina-Columbia Thomas Cooper Library for E-STREAMS, Jan 2005