Encyclopedia of GIS

2017 Edition
| Editors: Shashi Shekhar, Hui Xiong, Xun Zhou

Geographic Dynamics, Visualization and Modeling

  • May Yuan
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17885-1_463

Synonyms

Definition

Generally speaking, dynamics is the work of forces (or energy) that produces movement and change in a system and manifests interrelationships among the elements of space, time, and forces. Geographic dynamics centers upon such interrelationships near the surface of the Earth and often across physical, biological, and human domains. While the term, geographic dynamics is less popular than terms like atmospheric dynamics and geological dynamics, the concept of geographic dynamics is deeply rooted in a broad range of geographic studies. Time, like space, is fundamental to time geography, historical geography, cultural geography, environmental geography, biogeography, geomorphology, climatology, hydrology, and many other fields of geography....

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Authors and Affiliations

  • May Yuan
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  1. 1.Department of Geography and Center for Spatial AnalysisUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA