Parameter Identification and Inverse Problems in Hydrology, Geology and Ecology

  • Johannes Gottlieb
  • Paul DuChateau

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Tutorial on Inverse Problems

  3. Hydrology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. J. Carrera, L. Vives, P. Tume, M. Saaltink, G. Galarza, J. Guimerà et al.
      Pages 53-70
    3. Frieder Haefner, Siegrun Boy, Steffen Wagner, Aron Behr, Vladimir Piskarev, Iskander Zakirov et al.
      Pages 71-90
    4. D. A. Zimmerman, C. L. Axness, G. De Marsily, M. G. Marietta, C. A. Gotway
      Pages 105-120
  4. Nonlinear Diffusion and Soil Physics

  5. Geophysical Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. M. Mirzaei, J. W. Bredewout, R. K. Snieder
      Pages 187-198
  6. Mathematical Analysis of Inverse and Ill-Posed Problems

  7. Parallel Algorithms for Inverse Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. M. W. Zieße, H. G. Bock, J. V. Gallitzendörfer, J. P. Schlöder
      Pages 273-282
    3. Wolf Zimmermann, Welf Löwe, Johannes Gottlieb
      Pages 283-297
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 297-302

About this book


The Workshop on Parameter Identification and Inverse Problems in Hydrology, Geology and Ecology, Karlsruhe, April 10-12, 1995, was organized to bring to­ gether an interdisciplinary group drawn from the areas of science, engineering and mathematics for the following purposes: - to promote, encourage and influence more understanding and cooperation in the community of parameter identifiers from various disciplines, - to forge unity in diversity by bringing together a variety of disciplines that attempt to understand the reconstruction of inner model parameters, un­ known nonlinear constitutive relations, heterogeneous structures inside of geological objects, sources or sinks from observational data, - to discuss modern regularization tools for handling improperly posed pro­ blems and strategies of incorporating a priori knowledge from the applied problem into the model and its treatment. These proceedings contain some of the results of the workshop, representing a bal­ anced selection of contributions from the various groups of participants. The reviewed invited and contributed articles are grouped according to the broad headings of hydrology, non-linear diffusion and soil physics, geophysical methods, mathematical analysis of inverse and ill-posed problems and parallel algorithms for inverse problems. Some of the issues adressed by the articles in these proceedings include the rela­ tion between least squares and direct formulations of inverse problems for partial differential equations, nonlinear regularization, identification of nonlinear consti­ tutive relations, fast parallel algorithms for large scale inverse problems, reduction of model structures, geostatistical inversion techniques.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Johannes Gottlieb
    • 1
  • Paul DuChateau
    • 2
  1. 1.Focschungszentrum Umwelt (FZU)Universität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7263-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1704-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0921-092X
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