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.
- 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
2 Sampling and Data Quality Objectives in Environmental Monitoring
3 Statistics and Geostatistics in Environmental Monitoring
4 Automated Data Acquisition and Processing
5 Maps in Environmental Monitoring
6 Geographic Information Systems and Their Use for Environmental Monitoring
7 Soil and Vadose Zone Sampling
8 Groundwater Sampling
9 Monitoring Surface Waters
10 Monitoring Near-Surface Air Quality
11 Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring
12 Environmental Physical Properties and Processes
13 Chemical Properties and Processes
14 Environmental Microbial Properties and Processes
15 Physical Contaminants
16 Chemical Contaminants
17 Microbial Contaminants
18 Soil and Groundwater Remediation
19 Ecological Restoration
20 Risk Assessment and Environmental Regulations
Pepper, Ian L.
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.
Brusseau, Mark L.
Dr Mark Brusseau's work is focused on developing a fundamental understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological factors and processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminants in the subsurface environment. At the university he also teaches courses on Contaminant Transport in Porous Media as well as Soil and Groundwater Remediation. He has published over 250 works, and is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Soil Science Society of America.