Description : Describes the causes of air pollution, the holes in the ozone layer, the greenhouse effect, global warming, and acid rain. The author also tells us how we can take steps to protect the future of the planet.
Description : This Handbook presents a complete and rigorous overview of the fundamentals, methods and applications of the multidisciplinary field of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), providing an exhaustive, one-stop reference work and a state-of-the-art description of GNSS as a key technology for science and society at large. All global and regional satellite navigation systems, both those currently in operation and those under development (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, IRNSS/NAVIC, SBAS), are examined in detail. The functional principles of receivers and antennas, as well as the advanced algorithms and models for GNSS parameter estimation, are rigorously discussed. The book covers the broad and diverse range of land, marine, air and space applications, from everyday GNSS to high-precision scientific applications and provides detailed descriptions of the most widely used GNSS format standards, covering receiver formats as well as IGS product and meta-data formats. The full coverage of the field of GNSS is presented in seven parts, from its fundamentals, through the treatment of global and regional navigation satellite systems, of receivers and antennas, and of algorithms and models, up to the broad and diverse range of applications in the areas of positioning and navigation, surveying, geodesy and geodynamics, and remote sensing and timing. Each chapter is written by international experts and amply illustrated with figures and photographs, making the book an invaluable resource for scientists, engineers, students and institutions alike.
Description : Radio Navigational Aids (Pub 117) contains a detailed list of selected worldwide radio stations that provide services to the mariner. The publication is divided into chapters according to the nature of the service provided by the radio stations. The services include RDF and Radar Stations; stations broadcasting navigational warnings, time signals or medical advice; communication traffic for distress, emergency and safety including GMDSS; and long range navigational aids. It also contains chapters describing procedures of the AMVER system, and the interim emergency procedures and communication instructions to be followed by U.S. merchant vessels in times of crisis.
Description : Conventions covering the law of the sea contain provisions on compensation for wrongful interferences with navigation, though they are rarely applied. This book analyses all relevant compensation provisions and compares them to the general law of state responsibility. The author discusses such issues as the responsibility of international organizations, liability for lawful conduct, and several and joint liability in public international law.
Description : Each year, the U.S. spends billions of dollars on space-based systems to support national security activities. The National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2010 requires the DoD and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to develop and issue a space science and technology (S&T) strategy every two years addressing S&T goals and a process for achieving these goals, among other requirements. This report addresses: (1) the extent to which the strategy meets the statutory requirements; (2) if other approaches could be used to enhance the usefulness of the strategy; and (3) the extent of coordination efforts used in developoing the strategy. Illustrations. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find publication.
Description : Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation is an A-Z compilation of terms, definitions and illustrations, spoken in the aviation world In general aviation, commercial airline, and military sectors. It can be used as dictionary, as reference, and as a learning tool. Education facilities, both academic and flight-training schools, could utilise. Up-to-date information and terminology.