In Chapter 1 we introduced the lake eutrophication problem and briefly outlined the many aspects that may play a role in the search for solutions. Obviously, the approach must cope with the characteristics of the problem, such as complexity, interdisciplinarity, and uncertainty. In addition, the approach must overcome the constant conflict between the need for scientific thoroughness and understanding, and the necessity to extract and provide information that can be employed at the policymaking level. Thus, the scientific problem arises as to how to interrelate and integrate system processes that essentially differ on temporal and spatial scales such that the final result not only provides insights, but can also be used as a tool for decision making. This is the theme of this chapter.
KeywordsWater Quality Spatial Detail High Hierarchical Level Seiche Motion Integrate System Process
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