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Environmental Informatics : Methodology and Applications of Environmental Information Processing - Nicholas M. Avouris

Environmental Informatics

Methodology and Applications of Environmental Information Processing

By: Nicholas M. Avouris (Editor), Bernd Page (Editor)

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Environmental informatics is a field of applied computer science that develops and uses the techniques of information processing for environmental protection, research and engineering. The multidisciplinary nature of environmental problems needs environmental informatics as a bridge and mediator between many disciplines and institutions. The present book presents a wide range of topics currently being pursued in the area, including basic methodological issues and typical applications. A significant number of recognised experts have contributed to the volume, discussing the methodology and application of environmental monitoring, environmental databases and information systems, GIS, modeling software, environmental management systems, knowledge-based systems, and the visualisation of complex environmental data. For scholarly and professional practitioners of environmental management who wish to acquire well-founded knowledge of environmental information processing and specialists in applied computer science who wish to learn more about the contribution of their field to the solution of our urgent environmental problems.

Introduction
Environmental Informatics as a New Discipline of Applied Computer Sciencep. 1
Environmental Monitoring: Models, Methods and Systemsp. 13
Database Technologies for Environmental Data Managementp. 39
Spatial Data Processing in Environmental Information Systemsp. 53
Visualization of Environmental Datap. 75
Environmental Applications of Expert System Technologyp. 93
Cooperating Expert Systems for Environmental Applicationsp. 111
Neural Nets in Environmental Applicationsp. 127
A Knowledge-Based Simulation Kernel System for the Design of Environmental Modelling Toolsp. 147
Networking Protocols and Tools for the Environmental Science Communityp. 161
The Contribution of Remote Sensing to the Observation, Monitoring and Protection of the Environmentp. 183
Decision Making Process and Acquisition of Environmental Informationp. 205
An Adaptable Architecture for River Quality Monitoringp. 217
Environmental Monitoring and Simulationp. 237
Numerical Modeling of Chemical and Meteorological Processes in the Atmospheric Boundary Layerp. 257
Statistical Methods for Dispersion Model Evaluations, Application to Atmesp. 281
Object-Oriented Ecological Modelling: The Case of Lake Eutrophicationp. 293
Meta Information System for Environmental Chemicalsp. 315
Design of an Environmental Information System: The Greek Casep. 337
An Intelligent Distributed System for Environmental Managementp. 355
Information Systems for Industrial Environmental Managementp. 371
The Evaluation of Source Terms in the Environmental Risk Analysis of Off-Shore Oil Rigsp. 385
On the Incorporation of Safety and Environmental Considerations in the Computer-Aided Design of Novel Process Synthesisp. 409
CRAMD - A Database for Validation of Models Used in Chemical Risk Assessmentp. 429
List of Authors and Affiliationsp. 441
Indexp. 445
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ISBN: 9780792334453
ISBN-10: 0792334450
Series: Euro Courses. Computer and Information Science, Vol 6
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 450
Published: 31st March 1995
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.95