Global Environmental Change: Modelling and Monitoring
Kondratyev K.Ya., Krapivin V.F., Phillips G.W.
Springer, Heidelberg e.a., 2002. 817 pp.
is a timely book in light of increasing concern over global warming
and environmental pollution. It describes a simulation system based
on sets of computer algorithms for comprehensive analysis of data
from glo-bal and regional monitoring systems. Chapters in the theoretical
part of the book contain descriptions of rigorous algorithms and
global environ-mental models. The applied part considers specific
problems of environ-mental dynamics in areas such as the Arctic
and the Caspian-Aral Seas. The purpose of this book is to develop
a universal information technolo-gy to estimate the state of environmental
subsystems functioning under various climatic and anthropogenic
conditions. Applied mathematicians, hydrologists, geophysicists,
socio-economists and other researchers of global change will find
a wealth of information in this book.