Category Archives: Earth & Environmental Sciences

Journals from Earth & Environmental Sciences

Characteristics and Causes of Disastrous Debris Flows on July 4, 2013, in Shimian County, Sichuan, China

Author(s): Yonggang Ge, Fenghuan Su ABSTRACT Debris flow is an abrupt phenomenon of earth surface movement and typical disaster in mountainous areas with steep terrace, quantity of loose soil and abundant surface runoff. Intense rainfall and rainstorm easily triggered debris … Continue reading

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Relationship between Air Pollution Index (API) and Crowd Health in Nanchang City

Author(s): Xiaozhen Liu, Yue Liang, Daowen Yuan ABSTRACT Objective: To explore the effect of Air Pollution Index (API) on people’s health. Methods: The data on air pollution index (API), NO2, SO2 and PM10 were based on the everyday monitoring information … Continue reading

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The Role of the Southern Hemisphere Polar Cell on Antarctic Sea Ice Variability

Author(s): Praveen Rao Teleti, Alvarinho J. Luis ABSTRACT The study explores modes of variability in the Southern Polar Cell and their relationship with known global climate modes and Antarctic sea ice. It is found that Polar Cell is barotropic in … Continue reading

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Seismic Sequence Structure and Earthquakes Triggering Patterns

Author(s): Giulio Riga, Paolo Balocchi ABSTRACT Within a time distribution of magnitude values, before any mainshock some earthquake triggering patterns with several features develop, under tectonic processes’ influence, through which it is possible to early identify the preparation phase of … Continue reading

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Illegal Logging and Related Trade: Who Combat It as Legal Subjects?

Author(s): Jing Qian , Bin Xu , Hongqiang Yang, Ying Nie ABSTRACT Issue on illegal logging and related trade is a hot topic for the international community. It has brought the negative effects to the sustainable development on global society, … Continue reading

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Atypical Variations of Water Conductivity Prior to Tectonic Earthquakes

Author(s): Fidel Martínez-García, Arturo Colín-Cruz, Salvador Adame-Martínez, Jorge J. Ramírez-García ABSTRACT Within the framework of precursor events related to earthquakes, this paper analyzes the possible effect on the aquatic environment of the surrounding energy that accompanies earthquakes, particularly in the … Continue reading

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Estimates and Variability of the Air-Sea CO2 Fluxes in the Gulf of Guinea during the 2005-2007 Period

Author(s): Urbain Koffi, Georges Kouadio, Yves K. Kouadio ABSTRACT Measurements of CO2 parameters (i.e. Total Alkalinity (TA) and Dissolved Inorganic Carbon (DIC)) were made from June 2005 to September 2007 in six EGEE (“Etude de la circulation océanique et de … Continue reading

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Impacts of Cruise-Ship Entry Quotas on Visibility and Air Quality in Glacier Bay

Author(s):Nicole Mölders, Scott Gende ABSTRACT Managers at Glacier Bay National Park must annually determine the allowable number of cruise-ship entries into the park. This decision considers how differences in visitor volume may affect park resources. This study quantified the impacts … Continue reading

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The Oil Price Crash of 2014: Implications for a Multi-Billion Dollar LNG Project

Author(s):Uyiosa Omoregie ABSTRACT The price of oil is probably the single most important economic variable in the global economy. The rapid drop in price of oil in 2014 set analysts and commentators busy, trying to predict its trajectory and implications. … Continue reading

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Chemical Composition, Characterization and Factors Affecting Household Dust (<20 µm) in Greater Cairo, Egypt

Author(s):Salwa K. Hassan, Ahmed A. El-Abssawy, Mamdouh I. Khoder ABSTRACT Adverse health and environmental effects of household dust are derived from their chemical composition and properties. In this study, household, stairs and entryway dust (<20 μm) samples from homes located … Continue reading

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