Environmental Modelling Software and Decision Support

Environmental Modelling  Software and Decision Support
Author: Anthony J. Jakeman,Alexey A. Voinov,Andrea E. Rizzoli,Serena H. Chen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-09-11
ISBN 10: 9780080915302
ISBN 13: 0080915302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Modelling Software and Decision Support Book Review:

The complex and multidisciplinary nature of environmental problems requires that they are dealt with in an integrated manner. Modeling and software have become key instruments used to promote sustainability and improve environmental decision processes, especially through systematic integration of various knowledge and data and their ability to foster learning and help make predictions. This book presents the current state-of-the-art in environmental modeling and software and identifies the future challenges in the field. State-of-the-art in environmental modeling and software theory and practice for integrated assessment and management serves as a starting point for researchers Identifies the areas of research and practice required for advancing the requisite knowledge base and tools, and their wider usage Best practices of environmental modeling enables the reader to select appropriate software and gives the reader tools to integrate natural system dynamics with human dimensions

Decision Support Systems in Agriculture Food and the Environment Trends Applications and Advances

Decision Support Systems in Agriculture  Food and the Environment  Trends  Applications and Advances
Author: Manos, Basil,Matsatsinis, Nikolaos,Paparrizos, Konstantinos,Papathanasiou, Jason
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2010-06-30
ISBN 10: 1615208828
ISBN 13: 9781615208821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decision Support Systems in Agriculture Food and the Environment Trends Applications and Advances Book Review:

As national and international concern over sustainable resources becomes more prevalent, the need for decision support systems (DSS) increases. The applicable uses of a successful system can assist in the sustainability of resources, as well as the efficiency and management of the agri-environment industry. Decision Support Systems in Agriculture, Food and the Environment: Trends, Applications and Advances presents the development of DSS for managing agricultural and environmental systems, focusing on the exposition of innovative methodologies, from web-mobile systems to artificial intelligence and knowledge-based DSS, as well as their applications in every aspect from harvest planning to international food production and land management. This book provides an in depth look into the growing importance of DSS in agriculture.

Environmental Modelling

Environmental Modelling
Author: Keith Beven
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN 10: 1498717977
ISBN 13: 9781498717977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Modelling Book Review:

Uncertainty in the predictions of science when applied to the environment is an issue of great current relevance in relation to the impacts of climate change, protecting against natural and man-made disasters, pollutant transport and sustainable resource management. However, it is often ignored both by scientists and decision makers, or interpreted as a conflict or disagreement between scientists. This is not necessarily the case, the scientists might well agree, but their predictions would still be uncertain and knowledge of that uncertainty might be important in decision making. Environmental Modelling: An Uncertain Future? introduces students, scientists and decision makers to: the different concepts and techniques of uncertainty estimation in environmental prediction the philosophical background to different concepts of uncertainty the constraint of uncertainties by the collection of observations and data assimilation in real-time forecasting techniques for decision making under uncertainty. This book will be relevant to environmental modellers, practitioners and decision makers in hydrology, hydraulics, ecology, meteorology and oceanography, geomorphology, geochemistry, soil science, pollutant transport and climate change. A companion website for the book can be found at www.uncertain-future.org.uk

Knowledge Based Software Engineering

Knowledge Based Software Engineering
Author: Alla Kravets,Maxim Shcherbakov,Marina Kultsova,Tadashi Iijima
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 749
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN 10: 3319118544
ISBN 13: 9783319118543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge Based Software Engineering Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th Joint Conference on Knowledge-Based Software-Engineering, JCKBSE 2014, held in Volgograd, Russia, in September 2014. The 59 full and 3 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 197 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on methodology and tools for knowledge discovery and data mining; methods and tools for software engineering education; knowledge technologies for semantic web and ontology engineering; knowledge-based methods and tools for testing, verification and validation, maintenance and evolution; natural language processing, image analysis and recognition; knowledge-based methods and applications in information security, robotics and navigation; decision support methods for software engineering; architecture of knowledge-based systems, including intelligent agents and softbots; automating software design and synthesis; knowledge management for business processes, workflows and enterprise modeling; knowledge-based methods and applications in bioscience, medicine and justice; knowledge-based requirements engineering, domain analysis and modeling; intelligent user interfaces and human-machine interaction; lean software engineering; program understanding, programming knowledge, modeling programs and programmers.

GIS for Environmental Decision Making

GIS for Environmental Decision Making
Author: Andrew A. Lovett,Katy Appleton
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-11-19
ISBN 10: 1420007467
ISBN 13: 9781420007466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GIS for Environmental Decision Making Book Review:

Environmental applications have long been a core use of GIS. However, the effectiveness of GIS-based methods depends on the decision-making frameworks and contexts within which they are employed. GIS for Environmental Decision-Making takes an interdisciplinary look at the capacities of GIS to integrate, analyze, and display data on which decisions must be based. It provides a broad prospective on the current state of GIS for environmental decision-making and emphasizes the importance of matters related to data, analysis, and modeling tools, as well as stakeholder participation. The book is divided into three sections, which effectively relate to three key aspects of the decision-making process as supported by GIS: data required, tools being developed, and aspects of participation. The first section stresses the ability to integrate data from different sources as a defining characteristic of GIS and illustrates the benefits that this can bring in the context of deriving land-use and other information. The second section discusses a range of issues concerning the use of GIS for suitability mapping and strategic planning exercises, through illustrative examples. The last section of the book focuses on the use of GIS-based techniques to facilitate public participation in decision-making processes. In particular, it provides an overview of developments in this area, concentrating on how GIS, modeling, and 3D landscape visualization techniques are gradually achieving closer integration. Given the complex challenges presented by global environmental change, GIS for Environmental Decision-Making provides a clear illustration of how the use of GIS can make significant contributions to trans-disciplinary initiatives to address environmental problems.

Spatial Decision Support Systems

Spatial Decision Support Systems
Author: Ramanathan Sugumaran,John Degroote
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2010-11-15
ISBN 10: 9781420062120
ISBN 13: 1420062123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spatial Decision Support Systems Book Review:

Although interest in Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) continues to grow rapidly in a wide range of disciplines, students, planners, managers, and the research community have lacked a book that covers the fundamentals of SDSS along with the advanced design concepts required for building SDSS. Filling this need, Spatial Decision Support Systems: Principles and Practices provides a comprehensive examination of the various aspects of SDSS evolution, components, architecture, and implementation. It integrates research from a variety of disciplines, including the geosciences, to supply a complete overview of SDSS technologies and their application from an interdisciplinary perspective. This groundbreaking reference provides thorough coverage of the roots of SDSS. It explains the core principles of SDSS, how to use them in various decision making contexts, and how to design and develop them using readily available enabling technologies and commercial tools. The book consists of four major parts, each addressing different topic areas in SDSS: Presents an introduction to SDSS and the evolution of SDSS Covers the essential and optional components of SDSS Focuses on the design and implementation of SDSS Reviews SDSS applications from various domains and disciplines—investigating current challenges and future directions The text includes numerous detailed case studies, example applications, and methods for tailoring SDSS to your work environment. It also integrates sample code segments throughout. Addressing the technical and organizational challenges that affect the success or failure of SDSS, the book concludes by considering future directions of this rapidly emerging field of study.

GIS and Environmental Modeling

GIS and Environmental Modeling
Author: Michael F. Goodchild,Louis T. Steyaert,Bradley O. Parks,Carol Johnston,David Maidment,Michael Crane,Sandi Glendinning
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 504
Release: 1996-09-30
ISBN 10: 9780470236772
ISBN 13: 0470236779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GIS and Environmental Modeling Book Review:

GIS and Environmental Modeling: Progress and Research Issues Michael F. Goodchild, Louis T. Steyaert, Bradley O. Parks, Carol Johnston, David Maidment, Michael Crane, and Sandi Glendinning, Editors With growing pressure on natural resources and landscapes there is an increasing need to predict the consequences of any changes to the environment. Modelling plays an important role in this by helping our understanding of the environment and by forecasting likely impacts. In recent years moves have been made to link models to Geographical Information Systems to provide a means of analysing changes over an area as well as over time. GIS and Environmental Modeling explores the progress made to date in integrating these two software systems. Approaches to the subject are made from theoretical, technical as well as data stand points. The existing capabilities of current systems are described along with important issues of data availability, accuracy and error. Various case studies illustrate this and highlight the common concepts and issues that exist between researchers in different environmental fields. The future needs and prospects for integrating GIS and environmental models are also explored with developments in both data handling and modelling discussed. The book brings together the knowledge and experience of over 100 researchers from academic, commercial and government backgrounds who work in a wide range of disciplines. The themes followed in the text provide a fund of knowledge and guidance for those involved in environmental modelling and GIS. The book is easily accessible for readers with a basic GIS knowledge and the ideas and results of the research are clearly illustrated with both colour and black and white graphics.

Environmental Decision Support Systems

Environmental Decision Support Systems
Author: Giorgio Guariso,H. Werthner
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780745802558
ISBN 13: 0745802559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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GIS Environmental Modelling and Engineering

GIS Environmental Modelling and Engineering
Author: Allan Brimicombe
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2003-08-29
ISBN 10: 9780415259231
ISBN 13: 0415259231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GIS Environmental Modelling and Engineering Book Review:

The significance of modeling in managing the environment is well recognized from scientific and engineering perspectives as well as in the political arena. Environmental concerns and issues of sustainability have permeated both public and private sectors, particularly the need to predict, assess and mitigate against adverse impacts that arise from continuing development and use of resources. Students need to be made aware of these issues. Practitioners should enrich their knowledge and skills in these areas. This book focuses on the modeling, rather than on data collection or visualization.

Environmental Modelling

Environmental Modelling
Author: John Wainwright,Mark Mulligan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2013-01-22
ISBN 10: 1118351487
ISBN 13: 9781118351482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Modelling Book Review:

Simulation models are an established method used to investigate processes and solve practical problems in a wide variety of disciplines. Central to the concept of this second edition is the idea that environmental systems are complex, open systems. The authors present the diversity of approaches to dealing with environmental complexity and then encourage readers to make comparisons between these approaches and between different disciplines. Environmental Modelling: Finding Simplicity in Complexity 2nd edition is divided into four main sections: An overview of methods and approaches to modelling. State of the art for modelling environmental processes Tools used and models for management Current and future developments. The second edition evolves from the first by providing additional emphasis and material for those students wishing to specialize in environmental modelling. This edition: Focuses on simplifying complex environmental systems. Reviews current software, tools and techniques for modelling. Gives practical examples from a wide variety of disciplines, e.g. climatology, ecology, hydrology, geomorphology and engineering. Has an associated website containing colour images, links to WWW resources and chapter support pages, including data sets relating to case studies, exercises and model animations. This book is suitable for final year undergraduates and postgraduates in environmental modelling, environmental science, civil engineering and biology who will already be familiar with the subject and are moving on to specialize in the field. It is also designed to appeal to professionals interested in the environmental sciences, including environmental consultants, government employees, civil engineers, geographers, ecologists, meteorologists, and geochemists.

Integrated Environmental Modelling to Solve Real World Problems

Integrated Environmental Modelling to Solve Real World Problems
Author: A.T. Riddick,H. Kessler,J.R.A. Giles
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2017-01-10
ISBN 10: 1862396876
ISBN 13: 9781862396876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Environmental Modelling to Solve Real World Problems Book Review:

The discipline of Integrated Environmental Modelling (IEM) has developed in order to solve complex environmental problems, for example understanding the impacts of climate change on the physical environment. IEM provides methods to fuse or link models together, this in turn requires facilities to make models discoverable and also to make the outputs of modelling easily visualized. The vision and challenges for IEM going forward are summarized by leading proponents. Several case studies describe the application of model fusion to a range of real-world problems including integrating groundwater and recharge models within the UK Environment Agency, and the development of ‘catastrophe’ models to predict better the impact of natural hazards. Communicating modelling results to end users who are often not specialist modellers is also an emerging area of research addressed within the volume. Also included are papers that highlight current developments of the technology platforms underpinning model fusion.

Models in Environmental Regulatory Decision Making

Models in Environmental Regulatory Decision Making
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Committee on Models in the Regulatory Decision Process
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2007-07-25
ISBN 10: 9780309178921
ISBN 13: 0309178924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Models in Environmental Regulatory Decision Making Book Review:

Many regulations issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are based on the results of computer models. Models help EPA explain environmental phenomena in settings where direct observations are limited or unavailable, and anticipate the effects of agency policies on the environment, human health and the economy. Given the critical role played by models, the EPA asked the National Research Council to assess scientific issues related to the agency's selection and use of models in its decisions. The book recommends a series of guidelines and principles for improving agency models and decision-making processes. The centerpiece of the book's recommended vision is a life-cycle approach to model evaluation which includes peer review, corroboration of results, and other activities. This will enhance the agency's ability to respond to requirements from a 2001 law on information quality and improve policy development and implementation.

Issues in Environmental Research and Application 2012 Edition

Issues in Environmental Research and Application  2012 Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ScholarlyEditions
Total Pages: 822
Release: 2013-01-10
ISBN 10: 1481645463
ISBN 13: 9781481645461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Issues in Environmental Research and Application 2012 Edition Book Review:

Issues in Environmental Research and Application: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Environmental Research. The editors have built Issues in Environmental Research and Application: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Environmental Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Environmental Research and Application: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Creative Urban Regions Harnessing Urban Technologies to Support Knowledge City Initiatives

Creative Urban Regions  Harnessing Urban Technologies to Support Knowledge City Initiatives
Author: Yigitcanlar, Tan,Velibeyoglu, Koray,Baum, Scott
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2008-02-28
ISBN 10: 1599048418
ISBN 13: 9781599048413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Urban Regions Harnessing Urban Technologies to Support Knowledge City Initiatives Book Review:

Explores the utilization of urban technology to support knowledge city initiatives, providing fundamental techniques and processes for the successful integration of information technologies and urban production. Presents research on a multitude of cutting-edge urban information communication technology issues.

Social and Political Implications of Data Mining Knowledge Management in E Government

Social and Political Implications of Data Mining  Knowledge Management in E Government
Author: Rahman, Hakikur
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2009-02-28
ISBN 10: 1605662313
ISBN 13: 9781605662312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social and Political Implications of Data Mining Knowledge Management in E Government Book Review:

"This book focuses on the data mining and knowledge management implications that lie within online government"--Provided by publisher.

Vulnerability of Land Systems in Asia

Vulnerability of Land Systems in Asia
Author: Ademola K. Braimoh,He Qing Huang
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-09-12
ISBN 10: 1118854918
ISBN 13: 9781118854914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vulnerability of Land Systems in Asia Book Review:

This book provides a comprehensive yet accessible overview of landsystems vulnerability assessment in Asia - fundamental to theunderstanding of the link between global change, environmentalsustainability and human wellbeing. The extent and intensity ofhuman interactions with the environment have increasedspectacularly since the Industrial Revolution. Thus, the globalchange research community and development practitionersincreasingly recognize the need to address the adverse consequencesof changes taking place in the structure and function of thebiosphere and the implications for society. With a focus onAsia, this book provides an overview of the vulnerability of landsystems and the subsequent multiple stressors in this region. Thebook offers a discussion surrounding the potential causal processesthat affect land systems vulnerability and our capacity to copewith different perturbations. It also identifies factors that helpto integrate vulnerability assessment into policy anddecision-making. • Addresses the complex issues arising fromhuman–environment interactions that cannot be satisfactorilydealt with by core disciplinary methods alone. • Key coverage of a variety of topics from thevulnerability of smallholder agriculture and urban systems to theimpact of socioeconomic processes at the sub-regional level. • Coverage of the causal processes that affect landsystems vulnerability and capacity to cope with differentperturbations are documented. • Focus on integrating vulnerability assessment intopolicies and decision-making • Includes contributions from leading academics in thefield.

Strategic Economic Decision Making

Strategic Economic Decision Making
Author: Jeff Grover
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2012-12-05
ISBN 10: 1461460409
ISBN 13: 9781461460404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategic Economic Decision Making Book Review:

Strategic Economic Decision-Making: Using Bayesian Belief Networks to Solve Complex Problems is a quick primer on the topic that introduces readers to the basic complexities and nuances associated with learning Bayes’ theory and inverse probability for the first time. This brief is meant for non-statisticians who are unfamiliar with Bayes’ theorem, walking them through the theoretical phases of set and sample set selection, the axioms of probability, probability theory as it pertains to Bayes’ theorem, and posterior probabilities. All of these concepts are explained as they appear in the methodology of fitting a Bayes’ model, and upon completion of the text readers will be able to mathematically determine posterior probabilities of multiple independent nodes across any system available for study. Very little has been published in the area of discrete Bayes’ theory, and this brief will appeal to non-statisticians conducting research in the fields of engineering, computing, life sciences, and social sciences.

Environmental Fate and Transport Analysis with Compartment Modeling

Environmental Fate and Transport Analysis with Compartment Modeling
Author: Keith W. Little
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2012-06-25
ISBN 10: 1439887977
ISBN 13: 9781439887974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Fate and Transport Analysis with Compartment Modeling Book Review:

Environmental Fate and Transport Analysis with Compartment Modeling explains how to use the powerful, highly flexible, and intuitive compartment approach to estimate the distribution of chemical contaminants in environmental media in time and space. Add this Easy-to-Use Approach to Your Environmental Modeling Toolbox This numerical technique enables readers to easily develop the equations that describe complex environmental problems by assembling the equations out of compartmental building blocks. The compartments may describe spatial subunits of single- or multi-environmental media, and the way one hooks them together implicitly provides the dimensionality of the problem. With this approach, assembling the equations to describe chemical fate and transport in a three-dimensional, multimedia system is fundamentally no more challenging than a one-dimensional, single-medium problem. Go Beyond "Black Box" Modeling with the Flexible GEM Software The book includes access to the Generic Environmental Model (GEM), a new software package developed by the author. This software implements the compartment approach based on user-prepared input files and solves the resulting mathematical equations. It allows readers to solve linear, nonlinear, and steady-state problems and offers four methods for solving dynamic problems. Each solution technique is reviewed, along with the error properties and the criteria for avoiding or minimizing numerical errors. The book also describes solution techniques and the underlying mathematical theory for solving nonlinear systems. Compartment Modeling from the Ground Up, Made Accessible to Non-Mathematicians A user-friendly introduction to environmental compartment modeling for the beginning modeler, this is also a useful resource for the experienced modeler. It combines a reference on compartment modeling with a user’s guide to the GEM. Throughout, the GEM is used to illustrate the theory with numerous examples, while the theoretical discussions illuminate the GEM’s functionality.

Environmental Software Systems Frameworks of eEnvironment

Environmental Software Systems  Frameworks of eEnvironment
Author: Jiri Hrebicek,Gerald Schimak,Ralf Denzer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2011-06-28
ISBN 10: 3642222854
ISBN 13: 9783642222856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Software Systems Frameworks of eEnvironment Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th IFIP WG 5.11 International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems, ISESS 2011, held in Brno, Czech Republic, in June 2011. The 68 revised full papers presented together with four invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: eEnvironment and cross-border services in digital agenda for Europe; environmental information systems and services - infrastructures and platforms; semantics and environment; information tools for global environmental assessment; climate services and environmental tools for urban planning and climate change - applications and services.

Environmental Software Systems Fostering Information Sharing

Environmental Software Systems  Fostering Information Sharing
Author: Jiří Hřebíček,Gerald Schimak,Miroslav Kubásek,Andrea E. Rizzoli
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 699
Release: 2013-09-08
ISBN 10: 3642411517
ISBN 13: 9783642411519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Software Systems Fostering Information Sharing Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th IFIP WG 5.11 International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems, ISESS 2013, held in Neusiedl am See, Austria, in June 2013. The 65 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: environmental application in the scope of the future Internet; smart and mobile devices used for environmental applications; information tools for global environmental assessment; environmental applications in risk and crises management; SEIS as a part of the 7th environment action programme of EU; human interaction and human factors driving future EIS/EDSS developments; environmental management/-accounting and -statistics; and information systems and applications.