Integrated Technologies for Environmental Monitoring and Information Production

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Nilgun B. Harmancioglu, S.D. Ozkul, O. Fistikoglu, Paul Geerders
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 31, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 477 pages
This book presents the proceedings and the outcomes of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on Integrated Technologies for Environmental Monitoring and Information Production, which was held in Marmaris, Turkey, between September 10- 14, 200 I. With the contribution of 45 experts from 20 different countries, the ARW has provided the opportunity to resolve the basic conflicts that tend to arise between different disciplines associated with environmental data management and to promote understanding between experts on an international and multidisciplinary basis. The prevailing universal problem in environmental data management (EDM) systems is the significant incoherence between data collection procedures and the retrieval of information required by the users. This indicates the presence of problems still encountered in the realization of; (1) delineation of objectives, constraints, institutional aspects of EDM; (2) design of data collection networks; (3) statistical sampling; (4) physical sampling and presentation of data; (5) data processing and environmental databases; (6) reliability of data; (7) data analysis and transfer of data into information; and (8) data accessibility and data exchange at local, regional and global scales. Further problems stem from the lack of coherence between different disciplines involved in EDM, lack of coordination between responsible agencies on a country basis, and lack of coordination on an international level regarding the basic problems and relevant solutions that should be sought.
 

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Contents

WHERE ARE WE HEADED?
3
THE CONVERSION OF DATA INTO INFORMATION FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN DECISION MAKING PROCESSES
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CHALLENGES IN TRANSBOUNDARY AND TRANSDISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENTAL DATA INTEGRATION IN A HIGHLY HETEROGEN...
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DATA MANAGEMENT
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INFORMATION INTEGRATION INSPIRATION
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A CAPACITY BUILDING TOOL FOR OCEANOGRAPH1C DATA AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
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FROM TRANSIENT EVENTS TO LONGTERM TRENDS
75
A CASE STUDY IN THE KIZILIRMAK RIVER BASIN
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DOWNSCALING OF CONTINENTALSCALE ATMOSPHERIC FORECASTS TO THE SCALE OF A WATERSHED FOR HYDROLOGIC FORECA...
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UPSCALING SURFACE FLOW EQUATIONS DEPENDING UPON DATA AVAILABILITY AT DIFFERENT SCALES
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INTEGRATION OF INTELLIGENT TECHNIQUES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DATA PROCESSING
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INTEGRATED USE OF MONITORING AND MODELING IN WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH
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SPATIALLY DISTRIBUTED PREDICTION OF WATER DEFICIT PERIODS
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DBMSCIS APPLICATIONS IN INTEGRATED MARINE DATA MANAGEMENT
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THE USE OF SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING DATA IN NUMERICAL MODELING OF THE NORTH PACIFIC CIRCULATION
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APPLICATION OF CIS TECHNOLOGY IN HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL MODELING
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AUTOMATED WATER QUALITY MONITORING IN WATER DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS
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UNCERTAINTY IN ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS
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PHYSICS OF ENVIRONMENTAL FREQUENCY ANALYSIS
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ASSESSMENT OF OUTLIERS IN STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS
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MODERN DATA TYPES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
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ASSESSING THE APPLICABILITY OF HYDROLOGIC INFORMATION FROM RADAR IMAGERY
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INTEGRATED SATELLITE AIRBORNE TECHNOLOGY FOR MONITORING ICE COVER PARAMETERS AND ICEASSOCIATED FORMS OF ...
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INTEGRATED APPLICATION OF UNITED KINGDOM NATIONAL RIVER FLOW AND WATER QUALITY DATABASES FOR ESTIMATING ...
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INTEGRATED MULTIDISCIPLINARY MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL DATABASES
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DATABASES AND INFORMATION
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A PILOT PROJECT
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SATELLITE OBSERVATION OF ARAL SEA
375
DATA SOURCES AND ANALYSIS
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FROM DATA MANAGEMENT TO DECISION SUPPORT
395
URBAN DRAINAGE DEVELOPMENT PLANNING AND CATCHMENT FLOOD MANAGEMENT CIS CONTRASTS IN THE UK
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METADATA AS TOOLS FOR INTEGRATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL DATA AND INFORMATION PRODUCTION
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PERSPECTIVE DECISIONS AND EXAMPLES ON THE ACCESS AND EXCHANGE OF DATA AND INFORMATION PRODUCTS USING WEB ...
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CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
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SUBJECT INDEX
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LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS
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