© 2001

Models in Environmental Research

  • Hans von Storch
  • Götz Flöser
  • Broad overview regarding the subject

  • Comparison of modeling in various fields

  • Reflections about the methods and limitations in the creation of models


Part of the GKSS School of Environmental Research book series (GKSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Hans von Storch
    Pages 17-33
  3. Peter Müller
    Pages 35-57
  4. Michael Schatzmann
    Pages 109-126
  5. Karl-Heinz van Bernem
    Pages 127-146
  6. Wolfgang Brocks
    Pages 147-165
  7. Michel Schmitt
    Pages 167-183
  8. Hans Wackernagel, Michel Schmitt
    Pages 185-201
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 219-236

About this book


In most natural sciences, modeling is a widespread method of gaining new knowledge about natural and technical systems. This book analyses the concepts of 'model' and 'modeling' in different fields of research. The different methods of modeling as well as the potentials and limits of this concept are reflected and discussed. The book presents a variety of modeling techniques, from mathematical models in climatology, meteorology or oceanography to methods used in morphology, decision-making in ecology and physical modeling in oceanography. In this broad overview regarding modeling, the book is unique.


Meteorology Scale Umweltinformatik cartography climate climatology environment environmental computing environmental management environmental modeling geoinformatics geoinformation ocean oceanography wind

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans von Storch
    • 1
  • Götz Flöser
    • 1
  1. 1.GKSS Research CenterGeesthachtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Models in Environmental Research
  • Editors Hans von Storch
  • Series Title GKSS School of Environmental Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-67862-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-64028-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-59563-9
  • Series ISSN 2191-3463
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-3471
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 236
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 103 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Atmospheric Sciences
    Monitoring/Environmental Analysis
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