01700cam a2200181 i 4500008004100000020001800041082002000059100002100079245004300100260004100143300001700184520109400201650004501295650004901340650004701389650005101436700003101487170206s2017 enk 000 0 eng a978110757169300a550.15118bG7I61 aGray, William G.10aIntroduction to environmental modeling aUKbCambridge University Pressc2017 axxii, 425 p. aThis textbook presents an understanding of how basic physical descriptions can be translated into mathematical analogues that provide an opportunity to investigate environmental processes. Examples come from a range of hydrologic, atmospheric, and geophysical problems. The emphasis is on simple examples and calculations that add to understanding. The book provides a sense for the meaning of mathematical expressions, a physical feel for their relations to processes, and confidence in working with mathematical solutions. The goal of this book, in essence, is to present the timeless basic physical and mathematical principles and philosophy of environmental modeling, often to students who need to be taught how to think in a different way than they would for more narrowly-defined engineering or physics problems. Minimum prerequisites for the student reader include a knowledge of calculus through differential equations, but the book provides the mathematical and physical tools needed as the occasion arises.
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0aEnvironmental sciences - Data processing 0aEnvironmental sciences - Mathematical models 0aEnvironmental monitoring - Data processing 0aEnvironmental monitoring - Mathematical models1 aGray, Genetha AeCo-author