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2D Euclidean distance transform algorithms: a comparative survey

ACM Computing Surveys, Vol. 40, No. 1. (February 2008), pp. 1-44,


The distance transform (DT) is a general operator forming the basis of many methods in computer vision and geometry, with great potential for practical applications. However, all the optimal algorithms for the computation of the exact Euclidean DT (EDT) were proposed only since the 1990s. In this work, state-of-the-art sequential 2D EDT algorithms are reviewed and compared, in an effort to reach more solid conclusions regarding their differences in speed and their exactness. Six of the best algorithms were fully implemented ...


A general algorithm for computing distance transforms in linear time

Mathematical Morphology and its Applications to Image and Signal Processing In Mathematical Morphology and its Applications to Image and Signal Processing, Vol. 18 (2000), pp. 331-340,


A new general algorithm for computing distance transforms of digital images is presented. The algorithm consists of two phases. Both phases consist of two scans, a forward and a backward scan. The first phase scans the image column-wise, while the second phase scans the image row-wise. Since the computation per row (column) is independent of the computation of other rows (columns), the algorithm can be easily parallelized on shared memory computers. The algorithm can be used for the computation of the ...


Detecting long-range correlations with detrended fluctuation analysis

Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Vol. 295, No. 3-4. (June 2001), pp. 441-454,


We examine the detrended fluctuation analysis (DFA), which is a well-established method for the detection of long-range correlations in time series. We show that deviations from scaling which appear at small time scales become stronger in higher orders of DFA, and suggest a modified DFA method to remove them. The improvement is necessary especially for short records that are affected by non-stationarities. Furthermore, we describe how crossovers in the correlation behavior can be detected reliably and determined quantitatively and show how ...


Hole-filled SRTM for the globe Version 4

In CGIAR Consortium for Spatial Information (CGIAR-CSI) (2008)


[Excerpt: Introduction] The SRTM digital elevation data provided on this site has been processed to fill data voids, and to facilitate it’s ease of use by a wide group of potential users. This data is provided in an effort to promote the use of geospatial science and applications for sustainable development and resource conservation in the developing world. Digital elevation models (DEM) for the entire globe, covering all of the countries of the world, are available for download on this site. [\n] The ...


Smooth interpolation of scattered data by local thin plate splines

Computers & Mathematics with Applications, Vol. 8, No. 4. (1982), pp. 273-281,


An algorithm and the corresponding computer program for solution of the scattered data interpolation problem is described. Given points (xk, yk, fk), k = 1,…,N a locally defined function F(x, y) which has the property F(xk, yk) = fk, k = 1,…,N is constructed. The algorithm is based on a weighted sum of locally defined thin plate splines, and yields an interpolation function which is differentiable. The program is available from the author. ...


Connecting models, data, and concepts to understand fragmentation's ecosystem-wide effects

Ecography, Vol. 40, No. 1. (January 2017), pp. 1-8,


[Excerpt: Conclusions] The body of experimental and theoretical work that has accumulated on the problem of habitat fragmentation has slowly matured over the years, and this Special Issue highlights this growth. Yet, it also provides a springboard to the new frontiers in fragmentation research. These areas include in particular the interplay between evolutionary and metacommunity dynamics with fragments, and this interface should be the subject of inquiry that integrates theory, experiment, and observation with resources at hand. New large-scale, experimental research should ...


Multivariate binary discrimination by the kernel method

Biometrika, Vol. 63, No. 3. (1 December 1976), pp. 413-420,


An extension of the kernel method of density estimation from continuous to multivariate binary spaces is described. Its simple nonparametric nature together with its consistency properties make it an attractive tool in discrimination problems, with some advantages over already proposed parametric counterparts. The method is illustrated by an application to a particular medical diagnostic problem. Simple extensions of the method to categorical data and to data of mixed binary and continuous form are indicated. ...


Can one take the logarithm or the sine of a dimensioned quantity or a unit? Dimensional analysis involving transcendental functions

Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 88, No. 1. (1 January 2011), pp. 67-70,


The fate of dimensions of dimensioned quantities that are inserted into the argument of transcendental functions such as logarithms, exponentiation, trigonometric, and hyperbolic functions is discussed. Emphasis is placed on common misconceptions that are not often systematically examined in undergraduate courses of physical sciences. The argument of dimensional inhomogeneity of the terms of a Taylor expansion of a transcendental function presented in some nonpeer-reviewed popular Internet sites is shown to be false. ...


Bias correction of the ENSEMBLES high-resolution climate change projections for use by impact models: evaluation on the present climate

Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 116, No. D16. (18 August 2011),


A statistical bias correction technique is applied to a set of high-resolution climate change simulations for Europe from 11 state-of-the-art regional climate models (RCMs) from the project ENSEMBLES. Modeled and observed daily values of mean, minimum and maximum temperature and total precipitation are used to construct transfer functions for the period 1961–1990, which are then applied to the decade 1991–2000, where the results are evaluated. By using a large ensembles of model runs and a long construction period, we take into ...


Bias correction of the ENSEMBLES high resolution climate change projections for use by impact models: analysis of the climate change signal

Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Vol. 117, No. D17. (16 September 2012), D17110,


A statistical bias correction technique is applied to twelve high-resolution climate change simulations of temperature and precipitation over Europe, under the SRES A1B scenario, produced for the EU project ENSEMBLES. The bias correction technique is based on a transfer function, estimated on current climate, which affects the whole Probability Distribution Function (PDF) of variables, and which is assumed constant between the current and future climate. The impact of bias correction on 21st Century projections, their inter-model variability, and the climate change ...


Wildfire modeling in GRASS GIS

(April 2014)


[Description] This paper introduces implementation of wildfire modeling tool for GRASS GIS named based on existing r.ros and r.spread modules which were reviewed as part of this project. The new tools was tested in the Lewis Mountain study area in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and compared to an actual fire which happened in the area in April 2006. [Excerpt: Introduction] The core of wildre spread modeling in GRASS GIS [Neteler et al. 2012] consists of two modules r.ros and r.spread [Xu 1994]. ...


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  2. Clements, C.B., Perna, R., Jang, M., Lee, D., Patel, M., Street, S., Zhong, S., Goodrick, S., Li, J., Potter, B.E., Bian, X., 2007. Observing the dynamics of wildland grass fires: FireFlux-A field validation experiment. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 88(9), 1369-1382. .

A global 1-km consensus land-cover product for biodiversity and ecosystem modelling

Global Ecology and Biogeography, Vol. 23, No. 9. (1 September 2014), pp. 1031-1045,


[Aim] For many applications in biodiversity and ecology, existing remote sensing-derived land-cover products have limitations due to among-product inconsistency and their typically non-continuous nature. Here we aim to help address these shortcomings by generating a 1-km resolution global product that provides scale-integrated and accuracy-weighted consensus land-cover information on an approximately continuous scale. [Location] Global. [Methods] Using a generalized classification scheme and an accuracy-based integration approach, we integrated four global land-cover products. We evaluated the performance of this product compared with inputs for estimating subpixel 30-m resolution ...


Multi-scale land-use disaggregation modelling: concept and application to EU countries

Environmental Modelling & Software, Vol. 82 (August 2016), pp. 183-217,


[Highlights] [::] Development of a scale independent model to disaggregate land use data. [::] Generate high resolution maps for crops cultivated in EU-28. [::] Validation of model results by comparison with detailed survey data. [Abstract] Changes of carbon stocks in agricultural soils, emissions of greenhouse gases from agriculture, and the delivery of ecosystem services of agricultural landscapes depend on combinations of land-use, livestock density, farming practices, climate and soil types. Many environmental processes are highly non-linear. If the analysis of the environmental impact is based on ...


An integrated pan-tropical biomass map using multiple reference datasets

Global Change Biology, Vol. 22, No. 4. (April 2016), pp. 1406-1420,


We combined two existing datasets of vegetation aboveground biomass (AGB) (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108, 2011, 9899; Nature Climate Change, 2, 2012, 182) into a pan-tropical AGB map at 1-km resolution using an independent reference dataset of field observations and locally calibrated high-resolution biomass maps, harmonized and upscaled to 14 477 1-km AGB estimates. Our data fusion approach uses bias removal and weighted linear averaging that incorporates and spatializes the biomass patterns ...


Topographic position and landforms analysis

In ESRI International User Conference (2001)


[Excerpt: Introduction] Many physical and biological processes acting on the landscape are highly correlated with topographic position: a hilltop, valley bottom, exposed ridge, flat plain, upper or lower slope, and so on. Examples of these processes include soil erosion and deposition; hydrological balance and response; wind exposure; and cold air drainage. These biophysical attributes in turn are key predictors of habitat suitability, community composition, and species distribution and abundance. This poster presents an algorithm, implemented in GRID, for generating a multi-scale Topographic Position Index, classifying this index into slope position and ...


Landform classification for site evaluation and forest planning: integration between scientific approach and traditional concept

Sains Malaysiana, Vol. 43, No. 3. (2014), pp. 349-358


In this paper, we present an automated classification method of landform elements using an application of SAGA GIS software. The spatial assessment was done on the Yambaru forest area (YFA) in the northernmost part of Okinawa Island, Japan. This task is performed through the detailed elevation grid analyses from DTM of YFA with a spatial scale of 10 × 10 m2 supported by The Geospatial Information Authority of Japan. The classification has ten classes; high ridges, midslope ridges, upland drainage, upper ...


Binless strategies for estimation of information from neural data

Physical Review E, Vol. 66, No. 5. (11 November 2002), 051903,


We present an approach to estimate information carried by experimentally observed neural spike trains elicited by known stimuli. This approach makes use of an embedding of the observed spike trains into a set of vector spaces, and entropy estimates based on the nearest-neighbor Euclidean distances within these vector spaces [L. F. Kozachenko and N. N. Leonenko, Probl. Peredachi Inf. 23, 9 (1987)]. Using numerical examples, we show that this approach can be dramatically more efficient than standard bin-based approaches such as ...


A tutorial on independent component analysis

(11 Apr 2014)


Independent component analysis (ICA) has become a standard data analysis technique applied to an array of problems in signal processing and machine learning. This tutorial provides an introduction to ICA based on linear algebra formulating an intuition for ICA from first principles. The goal of this tutorial is to provide a solid foundation on this advanced topic so that one might learn the motivation behind ICA, learn why and when to apply this technique and in the process gain an introduction to this exciting field of active research. [Excerpt: ...


Resource disambiguator for the web: extracting biomedical resources and their citations from the scientific literature

PLoS ONE, Vol. 11, No. 1. (5 January 2016), e0146300,


The NIF Registry developed and maintained by the Neuroscience Information Framework is a cooperative project aimed at cataloging research resources, e.g., software tools, databases and tissue banks, funded largely by governments and available as tools to research scientists. Although originally conceived for neuroscience, the NIF Registry has over the years broadened in the scope to include research resources of general relevance to biomedical research. The current number of research resources listed by the Registry numbers over 13K. The broadening in scope ...


The integration of land change modeling framework FUTURES into GRASS GIS 7

In Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial - Open innovation for Europe, Vol. 12 (2015), pp. 21-24


Many valuable models and tools developed by scientists are often inaccessible to their potential users because of non-existent sharing infrastructure or lack of documentation. Case in point is the FUTure Urban-Regional Environment Simulation (FUTURES), a patch-based land change model for generating scenario-based regional forecasts of urban growth pattern. Despite a high- impact publication, few scientists, planners, or policy makers have adopted FUTURES due to complexity in use and lack of direct access. We seek to address these issues by integrating FUTURES into GRASS GIS, a free and open source ...


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  2. Chemin, Y Petras, V., Petrasova, A., Landa, M., Gebbert, S., Zambelli, P., Neteler, M., Löwe, P., Di Leo, M. (2015). GRASS GIS: a peer-reviewed scientific platform and future research repository. Geophysical Research Abstracts 17, 8314+. INRMM-MiD:13544126
  3. Di Leo, M., de Rigo, D., Rodriguez-Aseretto, D., Bosco, C., Petroliagkis, T., Camia, A., San-Miguel-Ayanz, J. (2013). Dynamic data driven ensemble for wildfire behaviour

Is my species distribution model fit for purpose? Matching data and models to applications

Global Ecology and Biogeography, Vol. 24, No. 3. (February 2015), pp. 276-292,


Species distribution models (SDMs) are used to inform a range of ecological, biogeographical and conservation applications. However, users often underestimate the strong links between data type, model output and suitability for end-use. We synthesize current knowledge and provide a simple framework that summarizes how interactions between data type and the sampling process (i.e. imperfect detection and sampling bias) determine the quantity that is estimated by a SDM. We then draw upon the published literature and simulations to illustrate and evaluate the ...

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The pathologies of big data

Commun. ACM, Vol. 52, No. 8. (August 2009), pp. 36-44,


Scale up your datasets enough and your apps come undone. What are the typical problems and where do the bottlenecks surface? ...


Ecological relevance of performance criteria for species distribution models

Ecological Modelling, Vol. 221, No. 16. (10 August 2010), pp. 1995-2002,


Species distribution models have often been developed based on ecological data. To develop reliable data-driven models, however, a sound model training and evaluation procedures are needed. A crucial step in these procedures is the assessment of the model performance, with as key component the applied performance criterion. Therefore, we reviewed seven performance criteria commonly applied in presence–absence modelling (the correctly classified instances, Kappa, sensitivity, specificity, the normalised mutual information statistic, the true skill statistic and the odds ratio) and analysed their ...


Data-based mechanistic modelling of environmental, ecological, economic and engineering systems

Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol. 13, No. 2. (April 1998), pp. 105-122,


Mathematical modelling in the natural and engineering sciences is most often dominated by a philosophy of deterministic reductionism. Moreover, many of the ‘simulation' models that emerge from this approach to modelling are very large and so difficult to identify, estimate (i.e. calibrate) and validate in rigorous statistical terms. In this situation, it seems sensible to consider alternative modelling strategies which overtly acknowledge these data-based modelling difficulties and address the very real problems of calibration and validation associated with the dynamic modelling ...


Forest fires and adaptation options in Europe

Regional Environmental Change, Vol. 16, No. 1. (2016), pp. 21-30,


This paper presents a quantitative assessment of adaptation options in the context of forest fires in Europe under projected climate change. A standalone fire model (SFM) based on a state-of-the-art large-scale forest fire modelling algorithm is used to explore fuel removal through prescribed burnings and improved fire suppression as adaptation options. The climate change projections are provided by three climate models reflecting the SRES A2 scenario. The SFM’s modelled burned areas for selected test countries in Europe show satisfying agreement with ...


Architecture of Environmental Risk Modelling: for a faster and more robust response to natural disasters

In 3rd Conference of Computational Interdisciplinary Sciences (2014), pp. 46-57


Demands on the disaster response capacity of the European Union are likely to increase, as the impacts of disasters continue to grow both in size and frequency. This has resulted in intensive research on issues concerning spatially-explicit information and modelling and their multiple sources of uncertainty. Geospatial support is one of the forms of assistance frequently required by emergency response centres along with hazard forecast and event management assessment. Robust modelling of natural hazards requires dynamic simulations under an array of ...

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Spatiotemporal patterns of observed bark beetle-caused tree mortality in British Columbia and the western United States

Ecological Applications, Vol. 22, No. 7. (October 2012), pp. 1876-1891,


Outbreaks of aggressive bark beetle species cause widespread tree mortality, affecting timber production, wildlife habitat, wildfire, forest composition and structure, biogeochemical cycling, and biogeophysical processes. As a result, agencies responsible for forest management in the United States and British Columbia conduct aerial surveys to map these forest disturbances. Here we combined aerial surveys from British Columbia (2001–2010) and the western conterminous United States (1997–2010), produced 1-km2 grids of the area of crown mortality from bark beetle attack, and analyzed spatial and ...


Cyberinfrastructure vision for 21st century discovery

No. NSF 07-28. (2007)


[Executive summary] NSF’s Cyberinfrastructure Vision for 21st Century Discovery is presented in a set of interrelated chapters that describe the various challenges and opportunities in the complementary areas that make up cyberinfrastructure: computing systems, data, information resources, networking, digitally enabled-sensors, instruments, virtual organizations, and observatories, along with an interoperable suite of software services and tools. This technology is complemented by the interdisciplinary teams of professionals that are responsible for its development, deployment and its use in transformative approaches to scientific and ...


Process-based modeling of species' distributions: What limits temperate tree species' range boundaries?

Ecology, Vol. 88, No. 9. (September 2007), pp. 2280-2291,


Niche-based models are widely used to understand what environmental factors determine species' distributions, but they do not provide a clear framework to study the processes involved in defining species' ranges. Here we used a process-based model to identify these processes and to assess the potential distribution of 17 North American boreal/temperate tree species. Using input of only climate and soil properties, the model reproduced the 17 species' distributions accurately. Our results allowed us to identify the climatic factors as well as ...


Supplementary materials for: a proposal for an integrated modelling framework to characterise habitat pattern



In Estreguil et al. (Environ Modell Softw 52, 176-191, 2014), an integrated modelling framework is proposed to characterise habitat pattern. The modelling approach is there exemplified by deriving a set of twelve indices aggregated into four categories: general landscape composition, habitat morphology, edge interface and connectivity. The easy and reproducible computability is ensured with the integrated use of publicly available software (GUIDOS free-download software, Conefor free software) and of newly programmed tools. A statistical analysis is then conducted using classical linear ...


A fast and unbiased procedure to randomize ecological binary matrices with fixed row and column totals

Nature Communications, Vol. 5 (11 June 2014),


A well-known problem in numerical ecology is how to recombine presence-absence matrices without altering row and column totals. A few solutions have been proposed, but all of them present some issues in terms of statistical robustness (that is, their capability to generate different matrix configurations with the same probability) and their performance (that is, the computational effort that they require to generate a null matrix). Here we introduce the ‘Curveball algorithm’, a new procedure that differs from existing methods in that ...


Connectivity of Natura 2000 forest sites in Europe

F1000Posters, Vol. 2014, No. 5. (Jun 2014), 485,


[Background/Purpose]: In the context of the European Biodiversity policy, the Green Infrastructure Strategy is one supporting tool to mitigate fragmentation, inter-alia to increase the spatial and functional connectivity between protected and unprotected areas. The Joint Research Centre has developed an integrated model to provide a macro-scale set of indices to evaluate the connectivity of Natura 2000 network, which forms the backbone of a Green Infrastructure for Europe. The model allows a wide assessment and comparison to be performed across country in terms ...


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Surface Temperatures at the Continental Scale: Tracking Changes with Remote Sensing at Unprecedented Detail

Remote Sensing, Vol. 6, No. 5. (28 April 2014), pp. 3822-3840,


Temperature is a main driver for most ecological processes, and temperature time series provide key environmental indicators for various applications and research fields. High spatial and temporal resolutions are crucial for detailed analyses in various fields of research. A disadvantage of temperature data obtained by satellites is the occurrence of gaps that must be reconstructed. Here, we present a new method to reconstruct high-resolution land surface temperature (LST) time series at the continental scale gaining 250-m spatial resolution and four daily ...


Coverage bias in the HadCRUT4 temperature series and its impact on recent temperature trends

Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc. (1 February 2014), pp. n/a-n/a,


Incomplete global coverage is a potential source of bias in global temperature reconstructions if the unsampled regions are not uniformly distributed over the planet's surface. The widely used Hadley Centre–Climatic Reseach Unit Version 4 (HadCRUT4) dataset covers on average about 84% of the globe over recent decades, with the unsampled regions being concentrated at the poles and over Africa. Three existing reconstructions with near-global coverage are examined, each suggesting that HadCRUT4 is subject to bias due to its treatment of unobserved ...


Climate Outsider Finds Missing Global Warming

Science, Vol. 344, No. 6182. (25 April 2014), pp. 348-348,


Major climate data sets have underestimated the rate of global warming in the last 15 years owing largely to poor data in the Arctic, the planet's fastest warming region. A dearth of temperature stations there is one culprit; another is a data-smoothing algorithm that has been improperly tuning down temperatures there. The findings come from an unlikely source: a crystallographer and graduate student working on the temperature analyses in their spare time. ...


(INRMM-MiD internal record) List of keywords of the INRMM meta-information database - part 9

(February 2014)
Keywords: crataegus-azarolus   crataegus-laevigata   crataegus-monogyna   crataegus-nigra   crataegus-spp   creative-commons   crescentia-cujete   crimean-mountains   crisis   croatia   crocidura-suaveolens   cronartium-ribicola   crop-yield   crops   cross-disciplinary-perspective   crowd-sourcing   crowdfunding   crowdsourcing   crown-copyright   crown-diameter   cryphalus-piceae   cryphonectria-parasitica   crypmmeria-japonica   cryptomeria-fortunei   cryptomeria-japonica   cryptomeria-spp   cryptorhynchus-lapathi   cultivars   cultivated   cultivated-plants   cultural-services   cunninghamia-lanceolata   cupressaceae   cupressus-abramsiana   cupressus-arizonica   cupressus-atlantica   cupressus-bakeri   cupressus-cashmeriana   cupressus-dupreziana   cupressus-funebris   cupressus-goveniana   cupressus-guadalupensis   cupressus-lusitanica   cupressus-macnabiana   cupressus-macrocarpa   cupressus-pygmaea   cupressus-sargentii   cupressus-sempervirens   cupressus-torulosa   curculio-elephas   curiosity   curse-of-dimensionality   cut-timber   cyanobacteria   cyathea-arborea   cyber-security   cybernetics   cyc   cycadopsida   cyclocarya-paliurus   cyclomatic-complexity   cyclone   cyclostationarity   cydonia-oblonga   cylindrocladium-quinqueseptatum   cyprus   cystopteris-spp   cytisus-scoparius   czech-republic   daboecia-cantabrica   dacryodes-excelsa   danube-basin   daphne-blagayana   daphne-cneorum   daphne-laureola   daphne-mezereum   daphne-pontica   daphniphyllum-oldhamii   dasineura-salicis   data   data-acquisition   data-based-mechanistic-modelling   data-breach   data-collection-bias   data-errors   data-fusion   data-heterogeneity   data-integration   data-lineage   data-model-comparison   data-provenance   data-quality   data-scarcity   data-sharing   data-transformation-codelets   data-transformation-modelling   data-transformation-modelling-dynamic   data-uncertainty   inrmm-list-of-tags  


List of indexed keywords within the transdisciplinary set of domains which relate to the Integrated Natural Resources Modelling and Management (INRMM). In particular, the list of keywords maps the semantic tags in the INRMM Meta-information Database (INRMM-MiD). [\n] The INRMM-MiD records providing this list are accessible by the special tag: inrmm-list-of-tags ( ). ...


Big Data analysis on autopilot?

BioData Mining, Vol. 6, No. 1. (2013), 22,


Biomedical sciences, especially fields such as genomics, are becoming Big Data fields, driven, to a large extent, simply by the ability to generate enormous data sets. For fields such as biology, where data has traditionally been small, the influx of Big Data, noise and all, has caused a need to rapidly shift research practices. Ways of dealing with these data have led to importing collaborators from statistics, computer science, and physics. However, these new "biologists" are simply not biologists and classically ...


A proposal for an integrated modelling framework to characterise habitat pattern

Environmental Modelling & Software, Vol. 52 (February 2014), pp. 176-191,


[Highlights] [::] Habitat pattern characterisation as methodological guidance for fragmentation assessments (applied in Europe). [::] Reproducible integration of three landscape models with GIS and semantic array programming. [::] Four families indices: landscape composition, edge interface, habitat morphology and connectivity. [::] New indices: edge interface context of morphological shapes; Power Weighted Probability of Dispersal family for connectivity. [::] Nonlinear statistical correlation analysis based on Brownian Distance Correlation. [Abstract] Harmonized information on habitat pattern, fragmentation and connectivity is one among the reporting needs of the biodiversity policy agenda. This paper ...


Software uncertainty in integrated environmental modelling: the role of semantics and open science

Geophysical Research Abstracts In European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2013, Vol. 15 (Nov 2013), 13292,


Computational aspects increasingly shape environmental sciences. Actually, transdisciplinary modelling of complex and uncertain environmental systems is challenging computational science (CS) and also the science-policy interface. Large spatial-scale problems falling within this category - i.e. wide-scale transdisciplinary modelling for environment (WSTMe) - often deal with factors for which deep-uncertainty may prevent usual statistical analysis of modelled quantities and need different ways for providing policy-making with science-based support. Here, practical recommendations are proposed for tempering a peculiar - not infrequently underestimated - source of uncertainty. Software errors in complex WSTMe may ...

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Radar backscatter is not a 'direct measure' of forest biomass

Nature Climate Change, Vol. 2, No. 8. (15 July 2012), pp. 556-557,


[Excerpt] Accurately mapping forest carbon now has important financial and livelihood implications for many smallholder farmers, businesses, investors, land-use projects and governments. The urgent need to reduce uncertainties in the carbon cycle, the increasing focus on global sustainable forestry, and the international agenda on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) has led to the creation of new communities clamouring for robust methods to map forest aboveground biomass (AGB). Satellite radar is often proposed as the best tool to overcome the ...



In Free Software Directory (October 2011), 8008


Mastrave is a free software library written to perform vectorized scientific computing and to be as compatible as possible with both GNU Octave and Matlab computing frameworks, offering general purpose, portable and freely available features for the scientific community. Mastrave is mostly oriented to ease complex modeling tasks such as those typically needed within environmental models, even when involving irregular and heterogeneous data series. [Semantic array programming]. The Mastrave project attempts to allow a more effective, quick interoperability between GNU Octave and Matlab ...


Emergent relation between surface vapor conductance and relative humidity profiles yields evaporation rates from weather data

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 110, No. 16. (16 April 2013), pp. 6287-6291,


The ability to predict terrestrial evapotranspiration (E) is limited by the complexity of rate-limiting pathways as water moves through the soil, vegetation (roots, xylem, stomata), canopy air space, and the atmospheric boundary layer. The impossibility of specifying the numerous parameters required to model this process in full spatial detail has necessitated spatially upscaled models that depend on effective parameters such as the surface vapor conductance (Csurf). Csurf accounts for the biophysical and hydrological effects on diffusion through the soil and vegetation ...


Hazard Assessment of Debris Flows by Credal Networks

In iEMSs 2004 International Congress: "Complexity and Integrated Resources Management" (2004)


Debris flows are destructive natural hazards that affect human life, buildings, and infrastructures. Despite their importance, debris flows are only partially understood, and human expertise still plays a key role for hazard identification. This paper proposes filling the modelling gap by using credal networks, an imprecise-probability model. The model uses a directed graph to capture the causal relationships between the triggering factors of debris flows. Quantitative influences are represented by probability intervals, determined from historical data, expert knowledge, and theoretical models. ...


Integrated assessment and modelling: features, principles and examples for catchment management

Environmental Modelling & Software, Vol. 18, No. 6. (July 2003), pp. 491-501,


To meet the challenges of sustainability and catchment management requires an approach that assesses resource usage options and environmental impacts integratively. Assessment must be able to integrate several dimensions: the consideration of multiple issues and stakeholders, the key disciplines within and between the human and natural sciences, multiple scales of system behaviour, cascading effects both spatially and temporally, models of the different system components, and multiple databases. Integrated assessment (IA) is an emerging discipline and process that attempts to address the ...


Characterising performance of environmental models

Environmental Modelling & Software, Vol. 40 (February 2013), pp. 1-20,


In order to use environmental models effectively for management and decision-making, it is vital to establish an appropriate level of confidence in their performance. This paper reviews techniques available across various fields for characterising the performance of environmental models with focus on numerical, graphical and qualitative methods. General classes of direct value comparison, coupling real and modelled values, preserving data patterns, indirect metrics based on parameter values, and data transformations are discussed. In practice environmental modelling requires the use and implementation ...


Application of the CBM-CFS3 model to estimate Italy's forest carbon budget, 1995–2020

Ecological Modelling, Vol. 266 (September 2013), pp. 144-171,


The estimation of past and future forest carbon (C) dynamics in European countries is a challenging task due to complex and varying silvicultural systems, including uneven-aged forest management, and incomplete inventory data time series. In this study, we tested the use of the Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector (CBM-CFS3) in Italy, a country exemplifying most of these challenges. Our objective was to develop estimates of forest carbon budgets of the Forest Management area (including all forests existing in ...


Using Niche-Based Models to Improve the Sampling of Rare Species

Conservation Biology, Vol. 20, No. 2. (1 April 2006), pp. 501-511,


Because data on rare species usually are sparse, it is important to have efficient ways to sample additional data. Traditional sampling approaches are of limited value for rare species because a very large proportion of randomly chosen sampling sites are unlikely to shelter the species. For these species, spatial predictions from niche-based distribution models can be used to stratify the sampling and increase sampling efficiency. New data sampled are then used to improve the initial model. Applying this approach repeatedly is ...


An architecture for adaptive robust modelling of wildfire behaviour under deep uncertainty

IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Vol. 413 (2013), pp. 367-380,


Wildfires in Europe - especially in the Mediterranean region - are one of the major treats at landscape scale. While their immediate impact ranges from endangering human life to the destruction of economic assets, other damages exceed the spatio-temporal scale of a fire event. Wildfires involving forest resources are associated with intense carbon emissions and alteration of surrounding ecosystems. The induced land cover degradation has also a potential role in exacerbating soil erosion and shallow landslides. A component of the complexity in assessing ...

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Semantic Array Programming for environmental modelling: application of the Mastrave library

In International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs) 2012 International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software - Managing Resources of a Limited Planet: Pathways and Visions under Uncertainty, Sixth Biennial Meeting (2012), pp. 1167-1176


Environmental datasets grow in size and specialization while models designed for local scale are often unsuitable at regional/continental scale. At regional scale, data are usually available as georeferenced collections of spatially distributed despite semantically atomic information. Complex data intrinsically impose modellers to manipulate nontrivial information structures. For example, multi-dimensional arrays of time series may be composed by slices of raster spatial matrices for each time step, whilst heterogeneous collections of uneven arrays are common when dealing with data analogous to precipitation ...


A data-driven model for large wildfire behaviour prediction in Europe

Procedia Computer Science, Vol. 18 (2013), pp. 1861-1870,


The European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) has been established by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Directorate General for Environment (DG ENV) of the European Commission (EC) in close collaboration with the Member States and neighbour countries. EFFIS is intended as complementary system to national and regional systems in the countries, providing harmonised information required for international collaboration on forest fire prevention and fighting and in cases of trans-boundary fire events. However, one missing component in the system is ...

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