Introduction to Environmental Modelling: An Introduction

Paperback | January 29, 2007

byJo Smith, Pete Smith

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The global environment is a complex mix of interlinked processes, about which observation can tell us a great deal. But how can we use current observation to model future events, or to predict the consequences of scenarios that don't yet exist? Environmental Modelling: An Introduction shows how modelling can be used to explain experimental observations, and how these observations - and the data gathered - can be extrapolated to help us understand new environments and processes, and to solve environmental problems. The book begins by explaining why modelling is such a powerful experimental tool, before walking the reader through the process of constructing a model - what the key considerations are, and how different models should be used to probe different types of problem. It then illustrates how models areactively applied, before introducing a series of case studies to show how modelling has been used in real environmental and ecological studies. Accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre to support active, hands-on learning on the part of the student, Environmental Modelling: An Introduction is the ideal resource for any student who needs to develop a working understanding of modelling, and how to apply modelling in their ownresearch.Online Resource Centre:- Figures from the book available to download, to facilitate lecture preparation- Interactive spreadsheets to encourage learning through hands-on experience

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The global environment is a complex mix of interlinked processes, about which observation can tell us a great deal. But how can we use current observation to model future events, or to predict the consequences of scenarios that don't yet exist? Environmental Modelling: An Introduction shows how modelling can be used to explain experime...

Dr Jo Smith is Senior Lecturer in Soil Modelling, and Pete Smith is Professor of Soils and Global Change, both in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.43 inPublished:January 29, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199272069

ISBN - 13:9780199272068

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Model Development3. Model Evaluation4. Application of Models5. Environmental and Ecological Models in the Real World