Simulation modelling of environmental problems / edited by François N. Frenkiel and David W. Goodall.

Contributor(s): Frenkiel, François N | Goodall, David W, 1914- | International Council of Scientific Unions. Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment | Scope Workshop on Simulation Modelling (1976 : Holcomb Research Institute).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: SCOPE: 9Publisher: Chichester [England] ; New York : Published on behalf of the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment SCOPE) of the International Council of Scientific Unions ICSU) by John Wiley & Sons, ©1978Description: xvi, 112 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0471995800; 9780471995807.Subject(s): SIMULATION MODELS | MODELLING | ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT | ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES | MATHEMATICAL MODELS | ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERINGHoldings: GRETA POINT: 519.673 SIM Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Foreword / T.F. Malone -- List of Figures -- Preface -- List of Participants and Contributors -- CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION -- CHAPTER 2. ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS -- 2.1 Human Activities and Environmental Problems -- 2.2 Differences in Outlook on Environmental Problems -- CHAPTER 3. SIMULATION MODELLING AND SYSTEMS ANALYSIS -- CHAPTER 4. PURPOSES OF ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING -- 4.1 Modelling as an Extension of Information Systems -- 4.2 Modelling in Environmental Management and Decision-Making -- 4.3 Modelling as a Research Tool -- 4.4 Modelling for Allocation of Research Resources -- 4.5 Modelling in Education -- 4.6 Modelling in Public Information -- CHAPTER 5. THE DECISION-MAKER’S OUTLOOK -- CHAPTER 6. THE MODEL BUILDER’S OUTLOOK -- CHAPTER 7. ENVIRONMENTAL SIMULATION MODELLING -- 7.1 The Nature of Simulation Modelling -- 7.2 Classification of Environmental Simulation Models -- 7.3 Approaches to Model Building: The Problem of Complexity -- CHAPTER 8. PROBLEMS OF MODELLING FOR DECISION-MAKING -- 8.1 Problems in Model Building Methodology -- 8.1.1 Data Requirements -- 8.1.2 Scale: Temporal and Spatial -- 8.1.3 Aggregation -- 8.1.4 Interfaces between Sub-Models -- 8.1.5 Validation of Models -- 8.1.6 Transferability of Models -- 8.2 Problems of Providing a Suitable Environment for Model Builders -- 8.3 Problems Arising between Modellers and Classical Scientists -- 8.4 Communication Problems between Disciplines -- 8.5 Communication Problems between Modellers and Decision-Makers -- 8.6 Special Problems of Developing Countries -- CHAPTER 9. CASE STUDIES OF SIMULATION MODELLING -- 9.1 The Toronto Air Pollution Simulation Model -- 9.2 The Bedford-Ouse Study -- 9.3 Model of Water Resource Development and Utilization in Israel -- 9.4 Simulation of Mediterranean Coastal Desert Ecosystems -- 9.5 A Stochastic Climate/Food Simulation Model -- 9.6 A Gaming-Simulation for Nutrition Planning -- CHAPTER 10. RECENT EXPERIENCE IN SIMULATION MODELLING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES -- 10.1 Australia -- 10.2 Egypt -- 10.3 Federal Republic of Germany -- 10.4 Japan -- 10.5 The Soviet Union -- 10.6 The United Kingdom -- 10.7 The United States -- CHAPTER 11. POSSIBLE AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENTS -- 11.1 Introduction -- 11.2 Improvements in Simulation Modelling -- 11.2.1 Modelling within a Broader Context -- 11.2.2 Parameter Estimation -- 11.2.3 Treatment of Uncertainty -- 11.2.4 Sensitivity Analysis -- 11.2.5 Validation -- 11.2.6 Computer Software and Hardware -- 11.3 Strategies for Improving Human Interactions -- 11.3.1 Improving the Interfaces between Scientists from Different Disciplines -- 11.3.2 Improving the Interface between Modeller and Decision-Maker -- CHAPTER 12. PRIORITIES FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING -- 12.1 Priorities for Improvement in Developed Countries -- 12.2 Priorities for Improvement in Developing Countries -- CHAPTER 13. RECOMMENDATIONS -- Bibliography -- APPENDIX 1. Glossary -- APPENDIX 2. Classification of Models, and a Survey of Modelling Experience in Canada -- Author Index -- Subject Index.
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Initial drafts of various chapters were written at the SCOPE Workshop on Simulation Modelling held at the Holcomb Research Institute, Butler University, Indianapolis, March 21-27, 1976.

Includes indexes.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-90).

Foreword / T.F. Malone -- List of Figures -- Preface -- List of Participants and Contributors -- CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION -- CHAPTER 2. ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS -- 2.1 Human Activities and Environmental Problems -- 2.2 Differences in Outlook on Environmental Problems -- CHAPTER 3. SIMULATION MODELLING AND SYSTEMS ANALYSIS -- CHAPTER 4. PURPOSES OF ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING -- 4.1 Modelling as an Extension of Information Systems -- 4.2 Modelling in Environmental Management and Decision-Making -- 4.3 Modelling as a Research Tool -- 4.4 Modelling for Allocation of Research Resources -- 4.5 Modelling in Education -- 4.6 Modelling in Public Information -- CHAPTER 5. THE DECISION-MAKER’S OUTLOOK -- CHAPTER 6. THE MODEL BUILDER’S OUTLOOK -- CHAPTER 7. ENVIRONMENTAL SIMULATION MODELLING -- 7.1 The Nature of Simulation Modelling -- 7.2 Classification of Environmental Simulation Models -- 7.3 Approaches to Model Building: The Problem of Complexity -- CHAPTER 8. PROBLEMS OF MODELLING FOR DECISION-MAKING -- 8.1 Problems in Model Building Methodology -- 8.1.1 Data Requirements -- 8.1.2 Scale: Temporal and Spatial -- 8.1.3 Aggregation -- 8.1.4 Interfaces between Sub-Models -- 8.1.5 Validation of Models -- 8.1.6 Transferability of Models -- 8.2 Problems of Providing a Suitable Environment for Model Builders -- 8.3 Problems Arising between Modellers and Classical Scientists -- 8.4 Communication Problems between Disciplines -- 8.5 Communication Problems between Modellers and Decision-Makers -- 8.6 Special Problems of Developing Countries -- CHAPTER 9. CASE STUDIES OF SIMULATION MODELLING -- 9.1 The Toronto Air Pollution Simulation Model -- 9.2 The Bedford-Ouse Study -- 9.3 Model of Water Resource Development and Utilization in Israel -- 9.4 Simulation of Mediterranean Coastal Desert Ecosystems -- 9.5 A Stochastic Climate/Food Simulation Model -- 9.6 A Gaming-Simulation for Nutrition Planning -- CHAPTER 10. RECENT EXPERIENCE IN SIMULATION MODELLING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES -- 10.1 Australia -- 10.2 Egypt -- 10.3 Federal Republic of Germany -- 10.4 Japan -- 10.5 The Soviet Union -- 10.6 The United Kingdom -- 10.7 The United States -- CHAPTER 11. POSSIBLE AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENTS -- 11.1 Introduction -- 11.2 Improvements in Simulation Modelling -- 11.2.1 Modelling within a Broader Context -- 11.2.2 Parameter Estimation -- 11.2.3 Treatment of Uncertainty -- 11.2.4 Sensitivity Analysis -- 11.2.5 Validation -- 11.2.6 Computer Software and Hardware -- 11.3 Strategies for Improving Human Interactions -- 11.3.1 Improving the Interfaces between Scientists from Different Disciplines -- 11.3.2 Improving the Interface between Modeller and Decision-Maker -- CHAPTER 12. PRIORITIES FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING -- 12.1 Priorities for Improvement in Developed Countries -- 12.2 Priorities for Improvement in Developing Countries -- CHAPTER 13. RECOMMENDATIONS -- Bibliography -- APPENDIX 1. Glossary -- APPENDIX 2. Classification of Models, and a Survey of Modelling Experience in Canada -- Author Index -- Subject Index.

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