TY - BOOK
AU - Gray,William G.
AU - Gray,Genetha A
TI - Introduction to environmental modeling
SN - 9781107571693
U1 - 550.15118
PY - 2017///
CY - UK
PB - Cambridge University Press
KW - Environmental sciences - Data processing
KW - Environmental sciences - Mathematical models
KW - Environmental monitoring - Data processing
KW - Environmental monitoring - Mathematical models
N2 - 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.
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