Environmental and Hydrological Systems Modelling
CRC Press – 2014 – 536 pages
Mathematical modelling has become an indispensable tool for engineers, scientists, planners, decision makers, and many other professionals who need to make predictions of future scenarios as well as real impending events. As modelling approaches and the model to be used are problem-specific, no single model or approach can be used to solve all problems, and there are constraints in each situation. Modellers therefore need to have a range of choices when confronted with constraints such as lack of sufficient data, resources, expertise, and time.
Environmental and Hydrological Systems Modelling provides the tools for students and professionals embarking on a modelling project. The book presents different approaches to modelling the water environment over a range of spatial and temporal scales. Applications are shown with a series of case studies, taken mainly from the Asia-Pacific Region.
Introduction. Historical Development of the Systems Theory Approach to Modelling. Population Dynamics. Reaction Kinetics. Water Quality Systems. Longitudinal Dispersion. Stochastic Models – Time Series Analysis and Modeling. Artificial Neural Networks. Radial Basis Function Networks. Fuzzy Logic Systems and Their Variations. Dynamical Systems Approach - Phase Space Re-Construction. Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming. Wavelet Decomposition. Process Based (Distributed) Models. Model Parameter Optimization. Closure.