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Dynamic Modeling of Environmental Systems

  • Michael L. Deaton
  • James J. Winebrake

Part of the Modeling Dynamic Systems book series (MDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Michael L. Deaton, James J. Winebrake
    Pages 1-27
  3. Michael L. Deaton, James J. Winebrake
    Pages 28-65
  4. Michael L. Deaton, James J. Winebrake
    Pages 66-94
  5. Michael L. Deaton, James J. Winebrake
    Pages 95-112
  6. Michael L. Deaton, James J. Winebrake
    Pages 113-127
  7. Michael L. Deaton, James J. Winebrake
    Pages 128-141
  8. Michael L. Deaton, James J. Winebrake
    Pages 142-157
  9. Michael L. Deaton, James J. Winebrake
    Pages 158-173
  10. Michael L. Deaton, James J. Winebrake
    Pages 174-186
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 187-197

About this book

Introduction

Dynamic Modeling of Environmental Systems is a primer on using models to understand environmental problems. With their many natural, economic, political, and technical aspects, environmental problems require a systems approach. This book provides an introduction to modeling concepts and applications that is specifically geared toward the environmental field. Sections on modeling terminology, the uses of models, the model-building process, and the interpretation of output provide the foundation for detailed applications. After an introduction to the basics of dynamic modeling, the book leads students through an analysis of several environmental problems, including surface-water pollution, matter-cycling disruptions, and global warming. The scientific and technical context is provided for each problem, and the methods for analyzing and designing appropriate modeling approaches is provided. While the mathematical content does not exceed the level of a first-semester Calculus course, the book gives students all of the background, examples, and practice exercises needed both to use and understand environmental modeling. It is suitable for upper-level undergraduate and beginning-graduate-level environmental science courses. The text is also useful for environmental professionals seeking an introduction to modeling in their field. 

Keywords

Transport air pollution ecosystem ecosystems environment model model validation modeling simulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael L. Deaton
    • 1
  • James J. Winebrake
    • 1
  1. 1.Integrated Science and Technology ProgramJames Madison UniversityHarrisonburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-1300-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7085-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1300-0
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