By Kenneth Button (editor)
This concise and obviously targeted Dictionary, with contributions via the prime gurus of their fields, brings order and readability to a subject which can be afflicted by confusion over terminology and ideas. It offers a bridge among the educational disciplines concerned and illustrates the applying of transportation coverage that crosses numerous administrative divisions. slicing via jargon, the entries be aware of the social technological know-how points of transportation research, defining a number of the phrases utilized in transportation, and offering beneficial details on a few of the significant associations and applied sciences affecting this quarter This concise and entire Dictionary may be a useful addition to libraries and study institutes and a precious source for somebody with an curiosity within the research of delivery.
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Further reading European Environment Agency (2000). Are we Moving in the Right Direction? Indicators on Transport and Environment Integration in the EU. Copenhagen: European Environment Agency. Pickrell, D. (1999). Cars and clean air: a reappraisal. Transportation Research, A 33, 527–47. indd 18 23/11/10 15:43:30 Air traffic control 19 air traffic control Air traffic control (ATC) seeks to ensure safe and efficient air traffic movements from the time an aircraft start its engines at the departing airport until it parks at the destination airport.
They do not suffer the limited range of battery-electric vehicles, while their ability to be charged from the grid allows cleaner energy input where sustainable electric generation is used. Plug-in hybrids use smaller internal combustion engines only for electricity generation, and entered the market from 2008 onwards. In the longer term, many still see considerable promise from the hydrogen fuel cell. Around 1000 experimental fuel cell cars were in use by 2007 and Honda first offered its FCX Clarity fuel cell car for lease in 2008.
Runway length requirements arise from knowledge of aircraft performance, and this can reflect local conditions too, such as airfield elevation. The volume of expected traffic can influence the number of runways, as multiple runways can be essential to achieve necessary levels of capacity. Thus the airport runway layout can be drawn, and assessed, to determine where it fits in overall. The remaining operational aspect is to ensure that the site selected, when statutory imaginary surfaces are constructed around it, does not invite risk because of terrain and other obstacles.
A dictionary of transport analysis by Kenneth Button (editor)