Microclimate for Cultural Heritage, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0444632980
  • ISBN-13: 9780444632982
  • DDC: 702.9
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 560 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Microclimate for Cultural Heritage: Conservation and Restoration of Indoor and Outdoor Monuments, Second Edition, is a cutting-edge, theoretical, and practical handbook concerning microclimate, environmental factors, and conservation of cultural heritage. Although the focus is on cultural heritage objects, most of the theory and instrumental methodologies are common to other fields of application, such as atmospheric and environmental sciences. Microclimate for Cultural Heritage, Second Edition, is a useful treatise on microphysics and a practical handbook for conservators and specialists in physics, chemistry, architecture, engineering, geology, and biology who work in the multidisciplinary field of the environment, and, in particular, in the conservation of works of art. Part I, devoted to applied theory, is a concise treatise on microphysics, which includes a survey on the basic ideas of environmental diagnosis and conservation. The second part of the book focuses on practical utilization, and shows in detail how field surveys should be performed, with many suggestions and examples, as well as some common errors to avoid.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the First Edition (1998).
Preface to the Second Edition (2014).
Foreword to the First Edition (1998).
Reviews to the First Edition (1998).
The Author.
1: Atmospheric Physics Applied to Microclimate Analysis and Conservation.
2: Microclimate, Air and Temperature.
3: Theoretical Grounds For Humidity.
4: Humidity and Conservation.
5: Parameters to Describe Air Masses and Vertical Motions.
6: Radiation and Light.
7: Physics of Drop Formation and Micropore Condensation.
8: Atmospheric Water and Stone Weathering.
9: Atmospheric Stability and Pollutant Dispersion.
10: Dry Deposition of Airborne Particulate Matter: Mechanisms and Effects.
11: Consequences of the Maxwell—Boltzmann Distribution.
12: Performing Microclimate Field Surveys.
13: Introduction to Field Measurements.
14: Measuring Temperature.
15: Measuring Humidity.
16: Measuring Wind and Indoor Air Motions.
17: Measuring Rainfall and Wind-Borne Droplets.
List of Fundamental Constants Met in This Book.
Summary of Key Equations to Calculate Humidity Variables.
Essential Glossary.
Relevant Objects, Museums, Monuments etc Exemplified in Figures.