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Engineering with Computers

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 9–25 | Cite as

From landscapes to waterscapes: A PSE for landuse change analysis

  • E.J. Rubin
  • C.A. Shaffer
  • N. RamakrishnanEmail author
  • L.T. Watson
  • R. Dymond
  • D. Kibler
  • R. Dietz
  • J. Chanat
  • V. Lohani
  • D. Bosch
  • C. Speir
Original Paper

Abstract

We describe the design and implementation of L2W – a Problem Solving Environment (PSE) for landuse change analysis. L2W organizes and unifies the diverse collection of software typically associated with ecosystem models (hydrological, economic and biological). It provides a web-based interface for potential watershed managers and other users to explore meaningful alternative land development and management scenarios and view their hydrological, ecological, and economic impacts. A prototype implementation for the Upper Roanoke River Watershed in Southwest Virginia, USA is described.

Decision support systems Landuse change analysis Multidisciplinary modeling Solving Environments (PSEs) Water shed management Web-accessible software 

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • E.J. Rubin
    • 1
  • C.A. Shaffer
    • 1
  • N. Ramakrishnan
    • 1
    Email author
  • L.T. Watson
    • 1
  • R. Dymond
    • 2
  • D. Kibler
    • 2
  • R. Dietz
    • 2
  • J. Chanat
    • 2
  • V. Lohani
    • 3
  • D. Bosch
    • 4
  • C. Speir
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  3. 3.Department of Engineering FundamentalsVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  4. 4.Department of Agricultural and Applied EconomicsVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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