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Environmental Information Management And Analysis : Ecosystem To Global Scales - W. K. Michener

Environmental Information Management And Analysis

Ecosystem To Global Scales

By: W. K. Michener (Editor), James W. Brunt (Editor), S. G. Stafford (Editor)


Published: 1st August 1994
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Most environmental studies are based upon data collected at fine spatial scales plots, sediments, cores, etc.. Furthermore, temporal scales of these studies have been relatively short days, weeks, months and few studies have exceeded three years duration the typical funding cycle.; Despite this history, environmental scientists are now being called upon to extrapolate findings from "plot-level" studies to broader spatial scales and from short-term studies to longer temporal scales, up to decades for questions related to long-term processes such as global warming and the rise in sea level.; The complex questions being addressed internationally require that scientists take advantage of new technologies including remote sensing, geographic information systems GIS, and powerful climatic and environmental simulation models. As more environmental scientists begin to work at these broader spatial and temporal scales, and to utilize many of the newer technologies, they are recognising a whole new class of problems.; This book aims to address the most pertinent issues, and includes a comprehensive review of selected topics, case studies, and theoretical discussions, divided into seven sections each preceded by a brief introduction.

A research perspective
scientific databases and information systems
quality assurance/quality control
data sharing issues
databases for broad-scale research
environmental modelling and geographic information systems
new analytical approches
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ISBN: 9780748401239
ISBN-10: 0748401237
Series: Environmental Information Management and Analysis : Ecosystem to Glob
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 516
Published: 1st August 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 1.1
Edition Number: 1