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Cracknell, Arthur P.

Overview
Works: 164 works in 602 publications in 3 languages and 11,109 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: G70.4, 621.3678
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Arthur P Cracknell
Monitoring and predicting agricultural drought : a global study by Vijendra K Boken( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 2,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Agricultural droughts affect whole societies, leading to higher food costs, threatened economies, and even famine. In order to mitigate such effects, researchers must first be able to monitor them, and then predict them; however no book currently focuses on accurate monitoring or prediction of these devastating kinds of droughts." "To fill this void, the editors of Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought have assembled a team of expert contributors from all continents to make a global study, describing biometeorological models and monitoring methods for agricultural droughts. These models and methods note the relationships between precipitation, soil moisture, and crop yields, using data gathered from conventional and remote sensing techniques. The coverage of the book includes probabilistic models and techniques used in America, Europe and the former USSR, Africa, Asia, and Australia, and it concludes with coverage of climate change and resultant shifts in agricultural productivity, drought early warning systems, and famine mitigation. This will be an essential collection for those who must advise governments or international organizations on the current scope, likelihood, and impact of agricultural droughts."--BOOK JACKET
The mathematical theory of symmetry in solids; representation theory for point groups and space groups by C. J Bradley( )

33 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book gives the complete theory of the irreducible representations of the crystallographic point groups and space groups. This is important in the quantum-mechanical study of a particle or quasi-particle in a molecule or crystalline solid because the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of a system belong to the irreducible representations of the group of symmetry operations of that system. The theory is applied to give complete tables of these representations for all the 32 point groups and 230 space groups, including the double-valued representations. For the space groups, the group of the symmetry operations of the k vector and its irreducible representations are given for all the special points of symmetry, lines of symmetry and planes of symmetry in the Brillouin zone. Applications occur in the electronic band structure, phonon dispersion relations and selection rules for particle-quasiparticle interactions in solids. The theory is extended to the corepresentations of the Shubnikov (black and white) point groups and space groups."--pub. desc
Introduction to remote sensing by Arthur P Cracknell( Book )

40 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aims to provide a full introduction to remote sensing for environmental scientists. The text assumes no previous knowledge of the subject yet should be suitable also as a research manual. Suitable for undergraduate and other introductory teaching
Applied group theory by Arthur P Cracknell( Book )

28 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applied Group Theory covers group theory and its applications and is designed to cater undergraduate students. This text is comprised of two parts; the first of which discusses topics such as symmetry; crystallographic groups; vibrations in molecules and solids; and electronic states in atoms, molecules, and solids. This book then explains in the second part topics including the elastic characteristic vibrations of symmetrical systems; theory of Brillouin zones and symmetry properties of wave functions in crystals; and magnetic symmetry of crystals. This text also gives hints to solutions of the exercises provided in each discussion. This selection will be invaluable to undergraduate students of mathematics who are in need of reference materials in group theory that are understandable to them. Mathematics instructors will also find this book helpful
Ultrasonics by Arthur P Cracknell( Book )

19 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and Spanish and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global climatology and ecodynamics : anthropogenic changes to planet Earth by Arthur P Cracknell( )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exclusive role of natural ecosystems is a key factor in the maintenance of the biospheric equilibrium. The current global crisis is largely caused by their dramatic decline by 43% in the past hundred years. Ignoring the immutable laws and limitations which determine the existence of all living things in the biosphere could lead humanity to an ecological catastrophe. This book presents the ecological, demographic, economic and socio-psychological manifestations of the global crisis and outlines the immutable laws and limitations which determine the existence of all living things in the bios
Remote sensing and atmospheric ozone : human activities versus natural variability by Arthur P Cracknell( )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The destruction of the ozone layer, together with global warming, is one of the hot environmental topics of today. This book examines the effect of human activities on atmospheric ozone, namely the increase of tropospheric ozone and the general diminution of stratospheric ozone and the production of the Antarctic ozone hole. Also discussed is the role of remote sensing techniques in the understanding of the effects of human activities on atmospheric ozone as well as in the development of social and political awareness of the damage to the ozone layer by man-made chemicals, principally CFCs. This led to the formulation and ratification in 1989 of the Montreal Protocol on controlling/banning the manufacture and use of chemicals that damage the ozone layer. Since then, remote sensing has played a key role in monitoring atmospheric ozone concentration and determining the success of the Montreal Protocol in protecting the ozone layer from further damage. In this book, the renowned authors discuss the sophisticated instruments that have been launched into space to study not only ozone but also other trace gases in the atmosphere, some of which play a key role in the generation and destruction of ozone in the atmosphere. Professors Cracknell and Varotsos also examine the satellite-flown instruments which are involved in monitoring the absorption of solar ultraviolet light in the atmosphere in relation both to the generation and destruction of ozone and consequently to human health. This scholarly book, written by the foremost experts in the field, looks at remote sensing and its employment in the various aspects of ozone science. It is widely acknowledged that global warming, due to anthropogenic greenhouse gases emissions, represents a threat to the sustainability of human life on Earth. However, many other threats are potentially just as serious, including atmospheric pollution, ozone depletion, water pollution, the degradation of agricultural land, deforestation, the depletion of the world's mineral resources and population growth."--[Source inconnue]
Crystals and their structures by Arthur P Cracknell( Book )

17 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fermi surface; its concept, determination, and use in the physics of metals by Arthur P Cracknell( Book )

18 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remote sensing in meteorology, oceanography, and hydrology by Arthur P Cracknell( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on material presented at postgraduate summer school held at University of Dundee, September 1980
Magnetism in crystalline materials; applications of the theory of groups of cambiant symmetry by Arthur P Cracknell( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observing global climate change by K. I︠A︡ Kondratʹev( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collaborative book aims to offer a comprehensive introduction to global climate, the way it is currently changing, the role of earth, air and satellite observation and monitoring, and subsequent climate modelling. It focuses on the interaction between natural and anthropogenic human- made change factors. The book emphasizes the importance of capturing climatic data and the use of that data in computer-based climatic modelling."--Provided by publisher
Group theory in solid-state physics by Arthur P Cracknell( Book )

13 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remote sensing applications in marine science and technology by Ecosse) NATO Advanced Study Institute on Remote Sensing Applications in Marine Science and Technology $(1982 : Dundee( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This summer school was a sequel to the summer school on Remote Sensing in Meteorology, Oceanography and Hydrology which was held in Dundee in 1980 and the proceedings of which were published by Ellis Horwood Ltd., Chichester, England. At the present summer scnool we concentrated on only part of the subject area that was covered in 1980. Although there was some repetit­ ion of material that was presented in 1980, because by and large we had a new set of participants, most subjects were treated in considerably greater detail than had been possible previously. The major topics covered in the present summer school were (i) the general principles of remote sensing with particular reference to marine applications, (ii) applications to physical oceanography, (iii) marine resources applications and (iv) coastal monitoring and protection. The material contained in this volume represents the written texts of most of the lectures presented at the summer school. One important set of lecture notes was not available; this was for the lectures on active microwave techniques, principally synthetic aperture radar, by W. Alpers from Hamburg. For this material we would refer the reader to "Imaging Ocean Surface Waves by Synthetic Aperture Radar - A Review" by W. Alpers,which is to appear as chapter 6 in "Satellite Microwave Remote Sensing" edited by T.D. Allan (Ellis Horwood, Chichester) which is to be published in 1983
Remote sensing and climate change : the role of earth observation by Arthur P Cracknell( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this text international experts consider the potential value of data captured from remote sensing systems, in space and covering the whole earth, to yield evidence of climate change from extensive areas. The role of satellites and caliberation problems are considered
The Fermi surfaces of metals, a description of the Fermi surfaces of the metallic elements by Arthur P Cracknell( Book )

14 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The advanced very high resolution radiometer (AVHRR) by Arthur P Cracknell( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the years since the launch of the first of the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometers (AVHRRs) in 1978, the data from these instruments have come to be used for a very wide range of non-meteorological applications for which their use was never envisaged. In this book Professor Arthur Cracknell describes the satellite system, as well as the instrument itself, the control of the spacecraft and the data-recovery arrangements, both by NOAA and also by the enormous number of local user ground stations which have now been built all over the world. The book also covers various aspects of the processing of the data to extract useful environmental information. The applications of the data to marine problems, based primarly on the study of sea-surface temperatures from the thermal-infrared channels of the instrument, are considered, as well as the study of vegetation and a whole variety of other land-based and hydrological applications. Some of these applications are operational, some of them have been demonstrated to be feasible but, for one reason or another, are not actually in operational use and some applications are frankly speculative. The amazing thing about AVHRR is that its present popularity far exceeds anything that could have been envisaged when the instrument was first designed
Remote sensing yearbook( )

in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visible infrared imager radiometer suite : a new operational cloud imager by Keith D Hutchison( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is the next-generation multispectral imaging instrument to fly on US operational, polar-orbiting meteorological satellites. Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite: A New Operational Cloud Imager provides the first comprehensive guide on the design and exploitation of cloud data collected by the VIIRS. Expert researchers Hutchison and Cracknell discuss the fundamental principles necessary to interpret surface and cloud features in multispectral meteorological satellite imagery."--Jacket
Remote sensing and global climate change by R. A Vaughan( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experts report the state of the art in the study of global climate change using remote sensing techniques. Topics covered include the principles of remote sensing, the management of data, data requirements in climatology, the principles of modelling, the input of data into models, and the application of remote sensing to the atmosphere, ice and snow, seas and land. The book is highly topical given the current great public and scientific awareness of possible man-made changes to the climate. It is essential reading for anyone new to the field, and invaluable as a reference work to those already working in it
 
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The mathematical theory of symmetry in solids; representation theory for point groups and space groupsIntroduction to remote sensingGlobal climatology and ecodynamics : anthropogenic changes to planet EarthObserving global climate changeRemote sensing and climate change : the role of earth observationThe advanced very high resolution radiometer (AVHRR)Visible infrared imager radiometer suite : a new operational cloud imager
Alternative Names
Cracknell A.P.

Cracknell, A. P. 1940-

Cracknell, A. P. (Arthur P.), 1940-

Cracknell, A. P. (Arthur Philip)

Cracknell, Arthur

Cracknell, Arthur 1940-

Cracknell, Arthur P.

Cracknell, Arthur Philip.

Cracknell, Arthur Philip 1940-

Krèknell, A.

Krėknell, A. P. 1940-

Krèknell, Artur Filip.

Крэкнелл А.

クラックネル, A. P

Languages
English (333)

Spanish (4)

German (3)