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Dynamic Modeling of Environmental Systems with CDROM : Modeling Dynamic Systems - Michael L. Deaton

Dynamic Modeling of Environmental Systems with CDROM

Modeling Dynamic Systems

Hardcover Published: January 2000
ISBN: 9780387988801
Number Of Pages: 197

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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. An accompanying CD for both Macintosh and Windows computers contains a run-time version of STELLA modeling software with models from the text. 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. About the Series: The availability of powerful, intuitive software for developing and running simulation models of real-world phenomena promises a revolution in studying, teaching, and thinking about complex problems that range from the functioning of a cell to that of an ecosystem to that of a national economy. The books in the series Modeling Dynamic Systems will promote the spread of "systems thinking" by integrating state-of-the-art modeling techniques with the theories and concepts of specific disciplines or interdisciplinary topics. The unifying theme of the series is the ease, power, and transparency of model-building.

Overview of Environmental Systems
Basic Modeling Concepts in Environmental Systems Models
Strategies for Analyzing and Using Environmental Systems Models
Modeling Predator-Prey Systems
Modeling Surface Water Contamination
Matter Cycling in Ecosystems
Modeling Mobile Source Air Pollution Inventories
Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming
Atmospheric Chemistry and Pollution Transport
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ISBN: 9780387988801
ISBN-10: 0387988807
Series: Modeling Dynamic Systems
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 197
Published: January 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.38  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.45