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International experts in their respective fields contribute articles concerned with the statistical analysis and interpretation of environmental monitoring, sampling and protection methods. Topics include climatological and metereological issues, water resources, measuring pollution and contamination and forestry. Techniques employed include data analysis, probability modeling and statistical methodology.
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This volume contains contributions presented at the first SPRUCE conference in Lisbon, Portugal, April 1992. The topics discussed are taken from practical situations and appropriate sophisticated statistical methods are employed. Data analysis, probability modeling, and statistical methodology are among the techniques used. Topics covered include: environmental monitoring and sampling; measuring levels and consequences of pollution and contamination; climatological and meteorological issues; water resources; dynamics of fish populations; and forestry--supply and conservation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471934677
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/24/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Environmental Monitoring and Sampling 1
1 The Active Mixing Volume: A New Concept in Modelling Environmental Systems 3
2 Encounter Sampling and Modelling in Ecological and Environmental Studies Using Weighted Distribution Methods 45
3 Comparing Sampling Designs for Monitoring Ecological Status and Trends: Impact of Temporal Patterns 71
Pt. II Measuring Levels and Consequences of Pollution and Contamination 87
4 Point Process Modelling in Environmental Epidemiology 89
5 Estimation of Quantiles in Airborne Pollution; Measuring Pollution around Gas Furnaces 111
6 A Stochastic Model for Times of Exposures to Air Pollution from a Point Source 123
Pt. III Climatological and Meteorological Issues 139
7 Long-range Dependence and Global Warming 141
8 Environmental Factors Affecting Reservoir Safety 163
9 Rainfall Depth-Duration-Frequency Curves: A Problem of Dependent Extremes 183
Pt. IV Water Resources 199
10 Water Resources and Statistics: Past, Present and Future 201
11 On the Estimation of Parameters of Rare Events in Environmental Time Series 225
12 Extreme Sea Levels 243
Pt. V Dynamics of Fish Populations 265
13 Modelling and Managing a Salmon Population 267
14 Ambiguous Inferences from Fisheries Data 293
15 Recapture Data on Tagged Fish: Some Questions of Analysis and Interpretation 311
Pt. VI Forestry: Supply and Conservation 333
16 Statistical Analysis of Climatological and Ecological Factors in Forestry: Spatial and Temporal Aspects 335
17 Uncertainty and the Conservation or Destruction of Natural Forests and Wilderness 347
18 Quantitative Assessment of Growth in the Tropical Rainforests 379
References 401
Index 419
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