Dynamic Modeling of Environmental Systems

Overview

This book provides an introduction to modeling concepts and applicatio ns that is specifically geared toward the environmental field. Section s on modeling terminology, the uses of models, the model-building proc ess, and the interpretation of output provide the foundation for detai led applications. After an introduction to the basics of dynamic model ing, the book leads students through an analysis of several environmen tal problems, including surface-water pollution, matter-cycling disrup tions, and global ...

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Overview

This book provides an introduction to modeling concepts and applicatio ns that is specifically geared toward the environmental field. Section s on modeling terminology, the uses of models, the model-building proc ess, and the interpretation of output provide the foundation for detai led applications. After an introduction to the basics of dynamic model ing, the book leads students through an analysis of several environmen tal problems, including surface-water pollution, matter-cycling disrup tions, and global warming. The scientific and technical context is pro vided for each problem, and the methods for analyzing and designing ap propriate modeling approaches is provided. An accompanying CD for both Macintosh and Windows computers contains a run-time version of STELLA modeling software with models from the text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461270850
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Series: Modeling Dynamic Systems Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 197
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Overview of Environmental Systems
• Basic Modeling Concepts in Environmental Systems Models
• Strategies for Analyzing and Using Environmental Systems Models
• Modeling Predator-Prey Systems
• Modeling Surface Water Contamination
• Matter Cycling in Ecosystems
• Modeling Mobile Source Air Pollution Inventories
• Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming
• Atmospheric Chemistry and Pollution Transport

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