Introduction to environmental modeling
Gray, William G.
creator
Gray, Genetha A
Co-author
text
enk
UK
Cambridge University Press
2017
monographic
eng
xxii, 425 p.
This 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.
http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9781107571693
Environmental sciences - Data processing
Environmental sciences - Mathematical models
Environmental monitoring - Data processing
Environmental monitoring - Mathematical models
550.15118 G7I6
9781107571693
170206