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Environmental Data Management

  • Carl H. Oppenheimer
  • Dorothy Oppenheimer
  • William B. Brogden

Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Carl H. Oppenheimer, Andreas Rannestad
    Pages 1-3
  3. Melvin A. Rosenfeld, John E. Peachey
    Pages 4-25
  4. John Cutbill, Thomas Austin
    Pages 26-78
  5. Carl H. Oppenheimer, William Brogden
    Pages 79-86
  6. Carl H. Oppenheimer, M. Lenco
    Pages 87-100
  7. Martin N. Cobb, Henry Fleming
    Pages 101-147
  8. John E. Peachey, Hans Jorgen Helms
    Pages 148-175
  9. Dieter Kohnke, William Brogden, Bruce Lighthart
    Pages 176-221
  10. Carl H. Oppenheimer, Dorothy Oppenheimer, William B. Brogden
    Pages 222-230
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 231-244

About this book

Introduction

Throughout the world a staggering amount of resources have been used to obtain billions of environmental data points. Some, such as meteorological data, have been organized for weather map display where many thousands of data points are synthesized in one compressed map. Most environmental data, however, are still widely scattered and generally not used for a systems approach, but only for the purpose for which they were originally taken. These data are contained in relatively small computer programs, research files, government and industrial reports, etc. This Conference was called to bring together some of the world's leaders from research centers and government agencies, and others concerned with environmental data management. The purpose of the Conference was to organize discussion on the scope of world environmental data, its present form and documentation, and whether a systematic approach to a total system is feasible now or in the future. This same subject permeated indirectly the Stockholm Conference on the environment, where, although no single recommendation came forth suggesting a consolidated environmental data pool, bank or network, each recommendation indicated that substantial environmental data needed to be obtained or needed to be pooled and analyzed from existing data sources.

Keywords

ecosystem environment environmental sciences evolution iron research system terrestrial ecosystem terrestrial ecosystems

Editors and affiliations

  • Carl H. Oppenheimer
    • 1
  • Dorothy Oppenheimer
    • 2
  • William B. Brogden
    • 1
  1. 1.Marine Science LaboratoryUniversity of TexasPort AransasUSA
  2. 2.Environmental & General ReportingPort AransasUSA

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