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Practical environmental statistics and data analysis

Author: Yue Rong
Publisher: Glendale, AZ : ILM Publications, ©2011.
Series: Advanced topics in environmental science.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Practical environmental statistics and data analysis.
Glendale, AZ : ILM Publications, ©2011
(DLC) 2011004906
(OCoLC)702647566
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yue Rong
ISBN: 9781906799045 1906799040
OCLC Number: 827788262
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Chapter 1 Enviromnental Data, Information and Indicators for Natural Resources Management / Nilgun B. Harmancioglu Harmancioglu, Nilgun B., Cem Polat Cetinkaya Cetinkaya, Cem Polat, Filiz Barbaros Barbaros, Filiz 1 --
1.1 Introduction 2 --
1.2 Data versus information 6 --
1.3 Environmental data analysis 15 --
1.4 Decision making for environmental management 34 --
1.5 SMART and OPTIMA projects: Gediz case study 41 --
1.6 Concluding remarks 58 --
References 63 --
Chapter 2 Application of Statistics in Earthquake Hazard Prediction / Endi Zhai Zhai, Endi 67 --
2.1 Introduction 67 --
2.2 Mathematical formulation 68 --
2.3 Earthquake intensity attenuation relations 74 --
2.4 An example of earthquake hazard prediction using historical seismicity data 74 --
2.5 Summary 78 --
References 79 --
Chapter 3 Adaptive Sampling of Ecological Populations / Jennifer A. Brown Brown, Jennifer A. 81 --
3.1 Introduction 81 --
3.2 Adaptive cluster sampling 82 --
3.3 Adaptive allocation for stratified and two-stage sampling 87 --
3.4 Discussion 92 --
Acknowledgements 93 --
References 93 --
Chapter 4 Statistics in Environmental Policy Making and Compliance in Surface Water Quality in California, USA / Jian Peng Peng, Jian 97 --
4.1 Introduction 97 --
4.2 Clean Water Act and Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act 98 --
4.3 Statistics in environmental standards and water quality criteria 99 --
4.4 Statistics in environmental sampling design 103 --
4.5 California State 303(d) listing policy 104 --
4.6 Total maximum daily loads 108 --
4.7 Implementation of environmental regulations 110 --
Acknowledgements 112 --
References 113 --
Chapter 5 Solving Complex Environmental Problems Using Stochastic Data Analysis: Characterisation of a HydrothermaI Aquifer Influenced by a Karst, Example of Rennes les Bains, France / Alain Mangin Mangin, Alain, Farid Achour Achour, Farid 117 --
5.1 Introduction 117 --
5.2 Presentation of the Rennes les Bains site and water geochemistry 118 --
5.3 Analysis of piezometric time series 120 --
5.4 Evidence of the presence of a thermal convection 134 --
5.5 Conclusion 135 --
References 136 --
Chapter 6 Application of Statistics in the Evaluation and Optimisation of Environmental Sampling Plans / Meng Ling Ling, Meng, Jeff Kao Kao, Jeff 141 --
6.1 Introduction 141 --
6.2 Approach 142 --
6.3 Site applications 151 --
6.4 Summary 160 --
References 161 --
Chapter 7 Statistical Accounting for Uncertainty in Modelling Transport in Environmental Systems / James Weaver Weaver, James, Jordan Ferguson Ferguson, Jordan, Matthew Small Small, Matthew, Biplab Mukherjee Mukherjee, Biplab, Fred Tillman Tillman, Fred 163 --
7.1 Introduction 163 --
7.2 Model background 166 --
7.3 Parameter data 168 --
7.4 Transport in uniform aquifers 171 --
7.5 Vapour intrusion of hazardous compounds into indoor air 173 --
7.6 Contamination of municipal well fields 175 --
7.7 One source simulation 180 --
7.8 Two, four and six source simulations 184 --
7.9 Conclusion 190 --
Acknowledgement 191 --
References 191 --
Chapter 8 Petroleum Hydrocarbon Forensic Data and Cluster Analysis / Jun Lu Lu, Jun 195 --
8.1 Introduction 195 --
8.2 Cluster analysis 196 --
8.3 Types of petroleum hydrocarbons or related data for forensic analysis 198 --
8.4 Examples 204 --
8.5 Concluding remarks 214 --
Acknowledgements 214 --
References 215 --
Chapter 9 Anomaly Detection Methods for Hydrologists, Hydrogeologists and Environmental Engineers / Farid Achour Achour, Farid, Jean-Pierre Laborde Laborde, Jean-Pierre, Lynda Bouali Bouali, Lynda 217 --
9.1 Introduction 217 --
9.2 Different types of errors 219 --
9.3 Anomaly detection methods 219 --
9.4 Construction of a virtual time series of reference 227 --
9.5 Case study 234 --
9.6 Conclusion 237 --
References 240 --
Chapter 10 Statistical Methods and Pitfalls in Environmental Data Analysis / Yue Rong Rong, Yue 243 --
10.1 Introduction 243 --
10.2 Estimation of percentile and confidence interval 244 --
10.3 Correlation coefficient 247 --
10.4 Regression 249 --
10.5 Analysis of variance 252 --
10.6 Data trend analysis 256 --
10.7 Summary and conclusions 258 --
Acknowledgement 258 --
References 259.
Series Title: Advanced topics in environmental science.
Responsibility: edited by Yue Rong.

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