Modeling Uncertainty in the Earth Sciences

Modeling Uncertainty in the Earth Sciences

Author(s): Jef Caers

Published Online: 1 JUN 2011 02:04AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781119992639

Online ISBN: 9781119995920

DOI: 10.1002/9781119995920

About this Book

Modeling Uncertainty in the Earth Sciences highlights the various issues, techniques and practical modeling tools available for modeling the uncertainty of complex Earth systems and the impact that it has on practical situations. The aim of the book is to provide an introductory overview which covers a broad range of tried-and-tested tools. Descriptions of concepts, philosophies, challenges, methodologies and workflows give the reader an understanding of the best way to make decisions under uncertainty for Earth Science problems.

The book covers key issues such as: Spatial and time aspect; large complexity and dimensionality; computation power; costs of 'engineering' the Earth; uncertainty in the modeling and decision process. Focusing on reliable and practical methods this book provides an invaluable primer for the complex area of decision making with uncertainty in the Earth Sciences.

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