Towards an integrated environmental model for the Biesbosch Area

Brouwer, F. (1987). Towards an integrated environmental model for the Biesbosch Area. In: Integrated Environmental Modelling: Design and Tools. pp. 133-155 Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-94-009-3613-3 10.1007/978-94-009-3613-3_6.

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The presentation in Chapter 4 concerning the discussion of systems theory showed that a modular approach, with a hierarchical representation of modules representing the key phenomena, is a useful methodological framework of integration to a systematic development of an I EM. The major tasks in the use of systems theory to develop an IEM are twofold, viz. the formulation of the design from a coherent system to analyse the scope of a real world phenomenon, and the definition from a set of mathematical models to analyse the phenomena in an adequate way. The various stages in the development of a mathematical model from a systems approach - in terms of the definition and evaluation of a systems model - were presented in Figure 4.4 from subsection 4.2.1. The stages 1 to 3 in that figure deal with the definition and structure of a system and its subsystems, as well as with the selection and treatment of key phenomena. These three stages will also be called the formulation of the design stage of a coherent system, and begin the process from the systems definition phase to the mathematical modelling phase.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Environment Program (ENV)
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