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GIS Based Chemical Fate Modeling: Principles and Applications
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Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publication date March 10, 2014
Pages 486
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781118059975
ISBN-10 1118059972
Dimensions 1 by 8.75 by 11.25 in.
Weight 3.60 lbs.
Original list price $159.95
Other format details sci/tech
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Explains how GIS enhances the development of chemical fate and transport models

Over the past decade, researchers have discovered that geographic information systems (GIS) are not only excellent tools for managing and displaying maps, but also useful in the analysis of chemical fate and transport in the environment. Among its many benefits, GIS facilitates the identification of critical factors that drive chemical fate and transport. Moreover, GIS makes it easier to communicate and explain key model assumptions.

Based on the author's firsthand experience in environmental assessment, GIS Based Chemical Fate Modeling explores both GIS and chemical fate and transport modeling fundamentals, creating an interface between the two domains. It then explains how GIS analytical functions enable scientists to develop simple, yet comprehensive spatially explicit chemical fate and transport models that support real-world applications. In addition, the book features:

  • Practical examples of GIS based model calculations that serve as templates for the development of new applications
  • Exercises enabling readers to create their own GIS based models
  • Accompanying website featuring downloadable datasets used in the book's examples and exercises
  • References to the literature, websites, data repositories, and online reports to facilitate further research
  • Coverage of important topics such as spatial decision support systems and multi-criteria analysis as well as ecological and human health risk assessment in a spatial context

GIS Based Chemical Fate Modeling makes a unique contribution to the environmental sciences by explaining how GIS analytical functions enhance the development and interpretation of chemical fate and transport models. Environmental scientists should turn to this book to gain a deeper understanding of the role of GIS in describing what happens to chemicals when they are released into the environment.



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9781118059975 | details & prices | 486 pages | 8.75 × 11.25 × 1.00 in. | 3.60 lbs | List price $159.95
About: Explains how GIS enhances the development of chemical fate and transport models Over the past decade, researchers have discovered that geographic information systems (GIS) are not only excellent tools for managing and displaying maps, but also useful in the analysis of chemical fate and transport in the environment.

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