Lunar domes are structures of volcanic origin which are usually difficult to observe due to their low heights. The Lunar Domes Handbook is a reference work on these elusive features. It provides a collection of images for a large number of lunar domes, including telescopic images acquired with advanced but still moderately intricate amateur equipment as well as recent orbital spacecraft images. Different methods for determining the morphometric properties of lunar domes (diameter, height, flank slope, edifice volume) from image data or orbital topographic data are discussed. Additionally, multispectral and hyperspectral image data are examined, providing insights into the composition of the dome material. Several classification schemes for lunar domes are described, including an approach based on the determined morphometric quantities and spectral analyses. Furthermore, the book provides a description of geophysical models of lunar domes, which yield information about the properties of the lava from which they formed and the depth of the magma source regions below the lunar surface.
This text provides a comprehensive introduction to infrared-transparent materials for windows and domes that must withstand harsh environmental conditions, such as high-speed flight or high temperature process monitoring. Introductory material in each section makes the book suitable for anyone with a background in science or engineering.
This collection of papers is based on a symposium held in 1987 at the Interna tional Union of Geology and Geodesy Congress in Vancouver, British Colum bia. The Symposium was planned as a follow-up to a session at the 1984 Geo logical Society of America Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada, which dealt with the emplacement of silicic lava domes. In both cases, emphasis was placed on the physical and mechanical rather than chemical aspects of lava flow. The IUGG Symposium consisted of two lecture sessions, a poster session, and two discussion periods, and had 22 participants. The contributions to this volume are all based on papers presented in the various parts of the Sym posium. The motivation for studying lava flow mechanics is both practical and scientific. Scientists and government agencies seek to more effectively predict the hazards associated with active lavas. Recovering mineral resources found in lava flows and domes also requires an understanding of their emplacement. From a more theoretical standpoint, petrologists view lava studies as a way to directly observe the rheologic consequences of mixing crystals, bubbles, and solid blocks of country rock with silicate liquids. This information can then be used to constrain processes occurring in the concealed conduits, dikes, and chambers that feed flows and domes on the surface.
Each of the models in this book is both beautiful and interesting to make. Each also plays its part as a hands-on introduction to geodesic domes. With the aid of its models, this book explains the underlying theory for designing geodesic domes and shows how a sphere can be divided and subdivided symmetrically in order to create dramatic buildings which are light and strong and also have no need of internal support.
This monograph presents a state-of-the-art analysis of eco-friendly and aesthetic structures in wooden dome construction. The author demonstrates that the further development of wooden structures depends on both supplementing the testing of wood as a heterogeneous material, as well as on further improvement of fibrous structures with visco-elastic properties. The target audience primarily comprises research experts and practitioners in the field of building materials who are interested in innovative architecture.
What could be more thrilling than a family trip across the globe? How about a spur-of-the-moment mystery at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia? The newest addition to the popular Around the World in 80 Mysteries series, The Mystery of the Onion Domes takes readers on an awe-inspiring and action-packed adventure complete with thrills, chills, and bobsled spills! Super-sleuth siblings Christina and Grant get the chance to take the trip of a lifetime to Russia to tour the country and witness the Winter Olympics. But their travel plans go haywire from the start with the arrival of a mysterious doll containing a nasty note that proves to be a clue. When their grandparents get separated from them on a speeding train, the grand tour goes from entertaining to unnerving. What on earth could the"Great Bear" have in store for them now? LOOK whatÕs inside this mystery: Places and Educational Items Places: Moscow, Russia - Sochi, Russia - Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow - Red Square, Moscow - St. BasilÕs Cathedral, Moscow - Gorky Park, Moscow - House of Friendship, Moscow - Moskva River, Moscow - the Black Sea, Moscow Educational Items: Matryoshka (nesting) dolls - the Kremlin - The city of Moscow - Ivan the Terrible - Moscow Dogs - the construction of St. BasilÕs Cathedral - Onion domes - Sochi climate/weather - the Winter Olympic Games - bobsledding - the Tsar Bell - Ushanka hats - the Russian Federation/U.S.S.R. - the Iron Curtain - the Cold War - World War II - Saint George, a symbol of Moscow - Celsius and Fahrenheit - Arbat (street in Moscow) - Rubles - Russian food: chak- chak, borscht, blini, stroganoff, pelmeni, kulebiaka - Russian words: tsar, boolachna- ya, babushka - Cyrillic - Baroque architecture - Sputnik - Yuri Gagarin, first man in space - Laika, the first dog in space - the Russian flag - Tchaikovsky and Swan Lake - Apollo - Aleksandr Pushkin - Vladimir Lenin - the 2014 Olympic mascots - speed skating Like all of Carole Marsh's Mysteries, this mystery will also incorporate history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery will include SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.6 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 162478 Lexile Measure: 730 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40
The first book in the Tamuli trilogy is set a few years after the events of the Elenium. The company of Pandion Knights led by Sir Sparhawk are called upon to fight a new paranormal foe in the Tamul Empire.
In the Gardens by the Bay . . . within the two soaring domes . . . deep in the night . . . the flowers reveal their secrets . . . In collaboration with Gardens by the Bay, Hong Kong/Australian photographer Man Cheung presents a photographic gallery of the most exquisite flowers found inside the Gardens' two conservatories, the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest. Domes illuminates in loving detail the intricate beauty of some 100 flowers, pushing the boundaries of how we view them. A marriage of science and art, this volume is a splendid tribute to the Gardens by the Bay's achievements, and to the beauty of flowers in all their varied forms. For those interested to learn more about the featured flowers, there is also an index appended, listing their botanical names and classification.
One of the main goals of a good and effective structural design is to decrease, as far as possible, the self-weight of structures, because they must carry the service load. This is especially important for reinforced concrete (RC) structures, as the self-weight of the material is substantial. For RC structures it is furthermore important that the whole structure or most of the structural elements are under compression with small eccentricities. Continuous spatial concrete structures satisfy the above-mentioned requirements. It is shown in this book that a span of a spatial structure is practically independent of its thickness and is a function of its geometry. It is also important to define which structure can be called a spatial one. Such a definition is given in the book and based on this definition, five types of spatial concrete structures were selected: translation shells with positive Gaussian curvature, long convex cylindrical shells, hyperbolic paraboloid shells, domes, and long folders. To demonstrate the complex research, results of experimental, analytical, and numerical evaluation of a real RC dome are presented and discussed. The book is suitable for structural engineers, students, researchers and faculty members at universities.