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Environmental Modelling: Finding Simplicity in Complexity

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Edited By: John Wainwright and Mark Mulligan

408 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Nov 2003 | Edition: 1 | #127742 | ISBN: 0471496189
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Hardback | Dec 2003 | Edition: 1 | #127743 | ISBN: 0471496170
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About this book

Addresses the development, testing and application of such models, which apply across traditional boundaries, and demonstrate how interactions across these boundaries can be beneficial. Provides a general overview of methods and approaches as well as focusing on key subject areas written by leading practitioners in the field. Assesses the advantages and disadvantages of different models used and provides case studies supported with data, output, tutorial exercises and links to the model and/or model applications via the book's website Covers major developments in the field, eg. the use of GIS and remote sensing techniques, and scaling issues. As associated website contains colour images, as well as links to www resources.

...this book demonstrates well the variety of models in environmental research and practice... (Hydrological Sciences Journal, Feb 2005, Vol 50 (1)) "...a useful book...I will be encouraging our library to have multiple copies on short loan..." (Progress in Physical Geography, Vol 29 (3) 2005)


Contents

Preface.List of Figures.List of Tables.Introduction (John Wainwright and Mark Mulligan).Part I: Modelling and Model Building.1 Modelling and Model Building (Mark Mulligan and John Wainwright ).Part II: The State of the Art in Environmental Modelling.2 Climate and Climate-System Modelling (L. D. Danny Harvey).3 Soil and Hillslope Hydrology (Andrew Baird).4 ModellingCatchment Hydrology (Mark Mulligan).5 Modelling Fluvial Processes and Interactions (Katerina Michaelides and John Wainwright).6 Modelling the Ecology of Plants (Colin P. Osbourne).7 Spatial Population Models for Animals (George L. W. Perry and Nick R. Bond).8 Ecosystem Modelling: Vegetation and Disturbance (Stefano Mazzoleni, Francisco Rego, Francesco Giannino and Colin Legg).9 Erosion and Sediment Transport (John N. Quinton).10 Modelling Slope Instability (Andrew Collison and James Griffiths).11 Finding simplicity in complexity in biogeochemical modelling (Harald Sverdrup and Hordur Haraldsson).12 Modelling human decision making (John Wainwright and Mark Mulligan).13 Modelling land-use change (Eric F. Lambin).Part III: Models for Management.14 Models in Policy Formulation and Assessment: The WADBOS decision support system (Guy Engelen).15 Decision Support Systems for Managing Water Resources (Sophia Burke).16 Soil Erosion and Conservation (Mark A. Nearing).17 Modelling in Forest Management (Mark J. Twery).18 Stability and Instability in the Management of Mediterranean Desertification (John B. Thornes).Part IV: Current and Future Developments.19 Scaling Issues in Environmental Modelling (Xiaoyang Zhang, Nick A. Drake and John Wainwright).20 Environmental Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics (Nigel G. Wright and Chris J. Baker).21 Self-Organization and Cellular Automata Models (David Favis-Mortlock).22 Data-Based Mechanistic Modelling and the Simplification of Environmental Systems (Peter C. Young, Arun Chotai and Keith J. Beven).23 Pointers for the Future (John Wainwright and Mark Mulligan).


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