Dynamic Modeling of Environmental Systems
M.L. Deaton, J.J. Winebrake
Springer Verlag
2000
Hardcover XVI + 194 pp, 87 figs., with CDROM ISBN 9780387988801
£60.00






Includes CDROM
A primer on modeling concepts and applications that is specifically geared
toward the environmental field. Sections on modeling terminology, the uses of
models, the modelbuilding process, and the interpretation of output provide
the foundation for detailed applications. After an introduction to the basics
of dynamic modeling, the book leads students through an analysis of several
environmental problems, including surfacewater pollution, mattercycling disruptions,
and global warming. The scientific and technical context is provided for each
problem, and the methods for analyzing and designing appropriate modeling approaches
is provided. An accompanying CD for both Macintosh and Windows computers contains
a runtime version of STELLA modeling software with models from the text. While
the mathematical content does not exceed the level of a firstsemester calculus
course, the book gives students all of the background, examples, and practice
exercises needed both to use and understand environmental modeling. It is suitable
for upperlevel undergraduate and beginninggraduate level environmental professionals
seeking an introduction to modeling in their field.
Contents:
 Overview of Environmental Systems
 Basic Modeling Concepts in Environmental Systems Models
 Strategies for Analyzing and Using Environmental Systems Models
 Modeling PredatorPrey 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
Series: Modeling Dynamic Systems.
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