Environmental Informatics

Environmental Informatics : Methodology and Applications of Environmental Information Processing

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 450 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 793.78g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1995 ed.
  • XVIII, 450 p.
  • 0792334450
  • 9780792334453

Table of contents

1. Introduction; N.M. Avouris, B. Page. Part A: Methodology. 2. Environmental Informatics as a New Discipline of Applied Computer Science; L.M. Hilty, B. Page, F.J. Radermacher, W.-F. Riekert. 3. Environmental Monitoring: Models, Methods and Systems; O. Gunther, F.J. Radermacher, W.-F. Riekert. 4. Database Technologies for Environmental Data Management; B. Page. 5. Spatial Data Processing in Environmental Information Systems; R. Bill. 6. Visualization of Environmental Data; R. Denzer, H.F. Mayer, W. Haas. 7. Environmental Applications of Expert System Technology; K.H. Simon, A. Jaeschke, A. Manche. 8. Cooperating Expert Systems for Environmental Applications; N.M. Avouris. 9. Neural Nets in Environmental Applications; H.B. Keller. 10. A Knowledge-Based Simulation Kernel System for the Design of Environmental Modelling Tools; A. Haslein, B. Page. 11. Networking Protocols and Tools for the Environmental Science Community; M. Van Liedekerke, A. Jones. Part B: Applications. 12. The Contribution of Remote Sensing to the Observation, Monitoring and Protection of the Environment; D. Rokos. 13. Decision Making Process and Acquisition of Environmental Information; D.N. Askimakopoulos. 14. An Adaptable Architecture for River Quality Monitoring; H.N. Pham, T. Wittig. 15. Environmental Monitoring and Simulation; J.G. Bartzis. 16. Numerical Modeling of Chemical and Meteorological Processes in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer; G. Svensson. 17. Statistical Methods for Dispersion Model Evaluations. Application toAtmes; G. Graziani. 18. Object-Oriented Ecological Modelling: the Case of Lake Eutrophication; R. Codega, M. Franzi, G. Guariso, A. Rizzoli. 19. Meta Information System for Environmental Chemicals; K. Voigt, R. Bruggemann. 20. Design of an Environmental Information System: the Greek Case; P. Georgiadis, M. Spiliopoulou. 21. An Intelligent Distributed System for Environmental Management; B. Malheiro, E. Oliveira. 22. Information Systems for Industrial Environmental Management; L.M. Hilty. 23. The Evaluation of Source Terms in the Environmental Risk Analysis of Offshore Oil Rigs; A. Lancia, M. Morris. 24. On the Incorporation of Safety and Environmental Considerations in the Computer-Aided Design of Novel Process Synthesis; D.A. Sarigiannis. 25. CRAMD -- a Database for Validation of Models Used in Chemical Risk Assessment; R. Kakko, H. Lansipuro, A. Lancia, I.C. Ziomas, P.M. Foster. Index.
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