environmental information system Books

  • Environmental Information Systems

    Environmental information systems (EIS) are concerned with the management of data about the soil, the water, the air, and the species in the world around us. This first textbook on the topic gives a conceptual framework for EIS by structuring the data flow into 4 phases: data capture, storage, analysis, and metadata management. This flow ...

  • Environmental Software Systems

    Environmental Informatics (or Enviromatics) is a maturing subject with interdisciplinary roots in computer science, environmental planning, ecology, economics and other related areas. Its practitioners must be prepared to work with many diverse professional groups. It forms the foundation for computer-assisted environmental protection. This ...

  • Environmental Software Systems

    Invited lectures. Environmental Information Systems. Modeling and simulation. Environmental Management. Decision support. Distributed environmental information. Artificial intelligence applications. Environmental data visualization. Index of contributors. Keyword index. ...

  • Sustainable Cities Revisited II : Environment and Urbanization 11.2

    Peru, South Africa, Colombia, Uganda, Cuba, Nigeria, Ecuador, India, Turkey This includes papers on~- Community-level local agenda 21s in Manizales and in Lima.~Land invasion and model house building in Cape Town.~-Information and participation within environmental management.~Addressing children’s needs in urban areas.~Sustainable ...

  • Environmental Online Communication

    The Internet and wireless communication networks are transforming the way society handles the explosive growth & the dwindling half-life of environmentally relevant information. How can we leverage new technologies to advocate sustainability & the protection of natural ecosystems? This book presents an interdisciplinary investigation of this ...

  • The Plant Manager`s Guide to Environmental Compliance

    Plant managers must adhere to strict environmental laws and regulations within their facilities. If you are a plant manager, it is critical for you to have a practical understanding and knowledge of the full spectrum of the environmental requirements and how they affect your plant's operations. This manual provides a summary of the key ...

  • Environmental Modelling and Prediction

    In this book the authors consider the natural environment as an integrated system and describe a cohesive approach to its modelling and prediction. The book emphasises the mathematical representation and numerical simulation of the interactions between the various environmental components and those of the environmental processes, including ...

  • The Plant Manager"s Guide to Environmental Compliance

    Plant managers must adhere to strict environmental laws and regulations within their facilities. If you are a plant manager, it is critical for you to have a practical understanding and knowledge of the full spectrum of the environmental requirements and how they affect your plant's operations.This manual provides a summary of the key ...

  • Environmental Informatics

    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 ...

  • Applied Spatial Data Analysis with R

    Applied Spatial Data Analysis with R is divided into two basic parts, the first presenting R packages, functions, classes and methods for handling spatial data. This part is of interest to users who need to access and visualise spatial data. Data import and export for many file formats for spatial data are covered in detail, as is the interface ...

  • Plumbing the Future: Sewage Infrastructure Sustainability in Western Pennsylvania Report

    This report discusses the relationship between sewage infrastructure decisions in southwestern Pennsylvania and effects on the urban, suburban, and rural landscape of the region. The study examines ways in which laws and policies relating to sewage infrastructure investment affect four objectives. The process should (1) result in an ...

  • Information Technologies in Environmental Engineering

    The increasing environmental problems demand interdisciplinary approaches where engineers, natural scientists, economists and computer scientists work together. Information technology has become significant to all scientific groups and fields involved in environmental engineering covering the topics: Modeling and simulation, information systems, ...

  • Natural Disasters as Interactive Components of Global-Ecodynamics

    Large-scale natural catastrophes are environmental phenomena. Numerous studies in recent years have concluded that the frequency of occurrence of such natural disasters have been incereasing. leading to an enhanced risk of very considerable human and economic losses and the widespread destruction and pollution of habitats, settlements and ...

  • Mining Spatio-Temporal Information Systems

    We are facing a rapidly growing capability to collect more and more data regarding our environment. With that, we must have the ability to extract more insightful knowledge about the environmental processes at work on the earth. Spatio-Temporal Information Systems (STIS) will especially prove beneficial in producing useful knowledge about changes ...

  • Geographic Information Science

    This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Geographic Information Science, GIScience 2002, held in Boulder, Colorado, USA in September 2002.The 24 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 64 paper submissions. Among the topics addressed are Voronoi diagram representation, ...

  • Efficient Numerical Methods and Information-Processing Techniques for Modeling Hydro- and Environmental Systems

    Numerical simulation models have become indispensable in hydro- and environmental sciences and engineering. This monograph presents a general introduction to numerical simulation in environment water, based on the solution of the equations for groundwater flow and transport processes, for multiphase and multicomponent flow and transport processes ...

  • Decision Support Systems for Risk-Based Management of Contaminated Sites

    Decision Support Systems for Risk-Based Management of Contaminated Sites addresses decision making in environmental risk management for contaminated sites, focusing on the potential role of decision support systems in informing the management of chemical pollutants and their effects. Considering the environmental relevance and the financial ...

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