Springer Theses

System Engineering Applied to Fuenmayor Karst Aquifer (San Julián de Banzo, Huesca) and Collins Glacier (King George Island, Antarctica)

Authors: Chinarro, David

  • Nominated as an Outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • For researchers looking for innovative methods of systems identification for data-driven analysis of a karst aquifer and a polar glacier
  • How to build models for nonlinear natural systems to improve the management, simulate the behavior, predict future states and offer useful help to generate knowledge in subsequent research
  • It shows a progressive identification from linear to nonlinear identification, to get the best of both into a block model, which emulates the dynamics of the natural system with high efficiency
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About this book

This thesis tackles fundamental questions concerning the discharge of a pre-Pyrenean karst aquifer system and an Antarctic glacier system, utilizing a system engineering methodology and data-driven approach. It presents for the first time a simplified and effective linear transfer function for karst aquifers. The author provides detailed wavelet spectrum results, which reveal certain non-linearities in drought periods. In addition, structures based on Hammerstein-Wiener blocks have yielded a nonlinear model that is substantially more efficient than its linear counterparts.

Another pioneering finding is the use of wavelet coherence between glacier discharge and air temperature to estimate SEC (Seasonal Effective Core) boundaries. The yearly SEC is essential to obtaining a model based on Hammerstein-Wiener structures, which offers considerably higher efficiency. Moreover, two different types of glacier dynamics have been discovered (over damped and overshoot), depending on the annual cycle and the SEC average temperature.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Chinarro, David

    Pages 1-10

  • System Identification Techniques

    Chinarro, David

    Pages 11-51

  • Karst and Glacial Hydrology

    Chinarro, David

    Pages 53-87

  • Analysis and Identification of Fuenmayor Aquifer

    Chinarro, David

    Pages 89-116

  • Analysis and Identification of Collins Glacier Drainage

    Chinarro, David

    Pages 117-141

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08858-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08857-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38460-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
System Engineering Applied to Fuenmayor Karst Aquifer (San Julián de Banzo, Huesca) and Collins Glacier (King George Island, Antarctica)
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-08858-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-08858-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-08857-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38460-3
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 161
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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