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Main Title Introduction to environmental forensics /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Murphy, Brian,
Morrison, Robert D.
Publisher Academic Press,
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 82367799
ISBN 9780123695222; 0123695228
Subjects Environmental forensics
Internet Access
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Publisher description
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELAM  TD193.4.I54 2007 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 09/30/2019
ELBM  TD193.4.I54 2007 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/27/2017
Edition 2nd ed.
Collation xxv, 747 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Errata sheet inserted. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Applications of environmental forensics -- Site history: the first tool of the environmental forensics team -- Photogrammetry, photointerpretation, and digital imaging and mapping in environmental forensics -- The measurement process -- Statistical methods -- Statistical tools for ratio data -- Principal components analysis and receptor models in environmental forensics -- Receptor models for source apportionment of suspended particles -- Chemical fingerprinting methods -- Application of stable isotopes and radioisotopes in environmental forensics -- Forensic applications of contaminant transport models in the subsurface -- Forensic air dispersion modeling and analysis -- Environmental forensic microscopy -- Applications of laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) in environmental forensic studies -- Emerging forensic techniques. Outlines techniques for identifying the source of a contaminant release, when the release occurred, and the extent of human exposure. Written by leading experts in environmental investigations, the text provides detailed information on chemical "fingerprinting" techniques applicable to ground water, soils, sediments, and air, plus an in-depth look at petroleum hydrocarbons. It gives the environmental scientist, engineer, and legal specialist a complete toolbox for conducting forensic investigations. It demonstrates the range of scientific analyses that are available to answer questions of environmental liability and support a legal argument, and provides several examples and case studies to illustrate how these methods are applied. This is a textbook that would prove useful to a range of disciplines, including environmental scientists involved in water and air pollution, contaminated land and geographical information systems; and archaeologists, hydrochemists and geochemists interested in dating sources of pollution--Publisher.