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Chapter 29

Conservation and Climate

What is Weather?
Overview Weather refers to the current state of atmospheric conditions at a specific time and place. Weather is temporary and is influenced by the…
What is Climate?
Climate refers to the prevailing weather conditions in a specific area over an extended period. As the saying goes, “Climate is what you…
Global Climate Change
Throughout its ~4.5 billion year history, the Earth has experienced periods of warming and cooling. However, the current drastic increase in global…
Continuous Instream Monitoring of Nutrients and Sediment in Agricultural Watersheds
Pollutant concentrations and loads in watersheds vary considerably with time and space. Accurate and timely information on the magnitude of…
Design and Use of a Full Flow Sampling System (FFS) for the Quantification of Methane Emissions
The use of natural gas continues to grow with increased discovery and production of unconventional shale resources. At the same time, the natural gas…
Semi-High Throughput Screening for Potential Drought-tolerance in Lettuce (<em>Lactuca sativa</em>) Germplasm Collections
This protocol describes a method by which a large collection of the leafy green vegetable lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) germplasm was screened for…
Surface Renewal: An Advanced Micrometeorological Method for Measuring and Processing Field-Scale Energy Flux Density Data
Advanced micrometeorological methods have become increasingly important in soil, crop, and environmental sciences. For many scientists without…
Chemical Analysis of Water-accommodated Fractions of Crude Oil Spills Using TIMS-FT-ICR MS
Multiple chemical processes control how crude oil is incorporated into seawater and also the chemical reactions that occur overtime. Studying this…

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