Chapter 5. Multi-Scale and Multi-Temporal Analysis

  1. Emilio F. Moran

Published Online: 23 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319057.ch5

Environmental Social Science: Human-Environment Interactions and Sustainability

Environmental Social Science: Human-Environment Interactions and Sustainability

How to Cite

Moran, E. F. (2010) Multi-Scale and Multi-Temporal Analysis, in Environmental Social Science: Human-Environment Interactions and Sustainability, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319057.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405105736

Online ISBN: 9781444319057

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Keywords:

  • multi-scale and multi-temporal analysis;
  • scale, as fundamental concept in describing hierarchical organization of the world;
  • separation between local and global analyses - focus on human–environment interactions at a variety of scales;
  • integrated assessment models (IAMs);
  • qualitative comparative analysis (QCA);
  • contemporary environmental social science - and past scholars' workings on human–environment interactions;
  • National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA);
  • NOAA's AVHRR - most appropriate satellite sensor because of its daily coverage;
  • satellite data, data sources for analysis at landscape/regional level;
  • “integrated assessment modeling,” GCMs (global circulation models) at biosphere level of analysis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • An Approach to Multidisciplinary, Multi-scale Research

  • Scale

  • Local Level of Analysis

  • Regional Level of Analysis

  • Global Level of Analysis

  • Future Directions