Integrated Approach to Environmental Data Management Systems

  • Nilgun B. Harmancioglu
  • M. Necdet Alpaslan
  • Sevinc D. Ozkul
  • Vijay P. Singh

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASEN2, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

  3. Objectives, Constraints and Institutional Aspects of Environmental Data Management

  4. Design of Data Collection Networks

  5. Physical Sampling and Presentation of Data

  6. Data Processing and Reliability Considerations

  7. Statistical Sampling and Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. V. P. Singh, N. B. Harmancioglu
      Pages 267-274
    3. A. R. Rao, T. T. Burke Jr.
      Pages 275-290
  8. Environmental Databases

  9. Transfer of Data into Information for Environmental Decision Making

  10. Conclusions and Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 421-421
    2. N. B. Harmancioglu, M. N. Alpaslan, S. D. Ozkul
      Pages 423-434
  11. Case Studies

About this book


An integrated approach to environmental data management is necessitated by the complexity of the environmental problems that need to be addresses, coupled with the interdisciplinary approach that needs to be adopted to solve them. Agenda 21 of the Rio Environmental Conference mandated international programmes and organizations to take steps to develop common data and information management plans, and steps have been taken in this direction.
The key word that defines the framework of the present book is `integration'. The book establishes the basics of integrated approaches and covers environmental data management systems within that framework, covering all aspects of data management, from objectives and constraints, design of data collection networks, statistical and physical sampling, remote sensing and GIS, databases, reliability of data, data analysis, and the transformation of data into information.


Processing complexity database databases management networks organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Nilgun B. Harmancioglu
    • 1
  • M. Necdet Alpaslan
    • 2
  • Sevinc D. Ozkul
    • 1
  • Vijay P. Singh
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering, Civil Engineering DepartmentDokuz Eylul UniversityBornova, IzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Faculty of Engineering, Environmental Engineering DepartmentDokuz Eylul UniversityBornova, IzmirTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6367-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5616-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1839
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