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Data-Driven Modeling: Using MATLAB® in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

Araghinejad, Shahab

2014, XIII, 292 p. 142 illus., 79 illus. in color. With online files/update.

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  • Designed as a textbook
  • Over fourty source codes applied to be developed with MATLAB are provided
  • Additional illustrative examples treating common problems in water resources and environmental engineering are presented
  • Seven “real world case study examples” are included

“Data-Driven Modeling: Using MATLAB® in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering” provides a systematic account of major concepts and methodologies for data-driven models and presents a unified framework that makes the subject more accessible to and applicable for researchers and practitioners. It integrates important theories and applications of data-driven models and uses them to deal with a wide range of problems in the field of water resources and environmental engineering such as hydrological forecasting, flood analysis, water quality monitoring, regionalizing climatic data, and general function approximation.
The book presents the statistical-based models including basic statistical analysis, nonparametric and logistic regression methods, time series analysis and modeling, and support vector machines. It also deals with the analysis and modeling based on artificial intelligence techniques including static and dynamic neural networks, statistical neural networks, fuzzy inference systems, and fuzzy regression. The book also discusses hybrid models as well as multi-model data fusion to wrap up the covered models and techniques.   
The source files of relatively simple and advanced programs demonstrating how to use the models are presented together with practical advice on how to best apply them. The programs, which have been developed using the MATLAB® unified platform, can be found on extras.springer.com.
The main audience of this book includes graduate students in water resources engineering, environmental engineering, agricultural engineering, and natural resources engineering. This book may be adapted for use as a senior undergraduate and graduate textbook by focusing on selected topics. Alternatively, it may also be used as a valuable resource book for practicing engineers, consulting engineers, scientists and others involved in water resources and environmental engineering.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Data-Driven Models - Empirical Models - Environmental Models - Hydrological Models - Water Resources Models

Related subjects » Environmental Management - Hydrogeology - Hydrology and Water Resources - Monitoring & Environmental Analysis - Pollution and Remediation

Table of contents 


1. Introduction

1.1. Introduction

1.2. Types of Models

1.3. Spatiotemporal Complexity of a Model

1.4. Model Selection

1.5. General Approach to Develop a Data-Driven Model

1.6. Beyond Developing a Model 

 2.  Basic Statistics

2.1.  Introduction

2.2. Basic Definitions

2.3. Graphical Demonstration of Data

2.4. Probability Distribution Functions

2.5. Frequency Analysis

2.6. Hypothetical Tests

2.7.  Summary of Chapter 2

 3.  Regression Based Models

3.1. Introduction

3.2. Linear Regression

3.3.  Nonlinear Regression

3.4.  Nonparametric Regression

3.5.  Logistic Regression

3.6.  Summary of Chapter 3 

 4.   Time Series Modeling

4.1.  Introduction

4.2.  Time Series Analysis

4.3.  Time Series Models

4.4.  Summary of Chapter 4 

5.  Artificial Neural Networks

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Basic Definitions

5.3. Types of Artificial Neural Networks

5.4. Summary of Chapter 5

 6.  Support Vector Machines

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Support Vector Machines for Classification

6.3.  Support Vector Machines for Regression

 7.  Fuzzy Models

7.1.   Introduction

7.2.  Supportive information

7.3.  Fuzzy Clustering

7.4.  Fuzzy Inference System

7.5.  Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System

7.6.  Fuzzy Regression

7.7. Summary of Chapter 7

 8. Hybrid Models and Multi Model Data Fusion

8.1  Introduction

8.2  Characteristics of the Models

8.3  Examples of Hybrid Models 

8.4  Multi-model data fusion


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