"Advanced Technologies in Earth Sciences" is based on the German Geoscientific Research and Development Programme "GEOTECHNOLOGIEN" funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Research Foundation (DFG). This programme comprises a nationwide network of transdisciplinary research projects and incorporates numerous universities, non-universitry research facilities and companies.
This book covers comprehensive text and reference work on atmospheric models for
methods of numerical modeling and important related areas of data assimilation and
predictability. It incorporates various aspects of environmental computer modeling
including an historical overview of the subject, approximations to land surface and
atmospheric physics and dynamics, radiative transfer and applications in satellite
remote sensing, and data assimilation.
The ambi tious and mul ti dis ci plin ary topic of this paper hints at the extent to which the authors
had to rely on help from col leagues with a wide vari ety of dis ci pli nary and geo graphic exper-
tise. They are too numer ous to men tion indi vidu ally, but sev eral col leagues stand out because
of the degree of their sup port for this col labo ra tive proj ect and the depth of their insights on
pre vi ous drafts. Per Pinstrup- Andersen and Rajul Pandya- Lorch, direc tor gen eral and head of
The phenomenon of globalization has captured the popular imagination in
the last decade or so. This is reflected in numerous books published on this
topic from various academic disciplines and across philosophical discourses.
In discussing the various facets of globalization, almost all discourses consider
the role of business and/or multinational corporations to be very salient
in either enhancing this phenomenon or managing the process of globalization.
A CONTROL ENGINEERING APPROACH TO FUZZY CONTROL This book gives a comprehensive treatment of model-based fuzzy control systems. The central subject of this book is a systematic framework for the stability and design of nonlinear fuzzy control systems. Building on the so-called Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy model, a number of most important issues in fuzzy control systems are addressed. These include stability analysis, systematic design procedures, incorporation of performance specifications, robustness, optimality, numerical implementations, and last but not the least, applications. ...
The new information incorporated into the database also resulted in virtually no changes in
the reasons for the restatements that we originally reported (see table 1, enclosure I). The
most notable changes involved restatements that we had originally classified as ìother.î
Additional information allowed us to reclassify numerous restatements from the ìotherî
category. As a result, the ìcost or expenseî and ìrestructuring, assets, or inventoryî
categories, which had originally included 15.7 percent and 8.9 percent of the 919
restatements, respectively, rose to 16.
This edition of Innovative Teaching Strategies in Nursing and Related Health
Professions continues the theme of interdisciplinary collaboration in health professions
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healthcare professionals is increasingly more important in light of the current,
complex healthcare system. Education has a knowledge base that crosses over
disciplinary lines and is one we need to understand in order to be effective in
Financial data are conventionally represented in numeric
format for data mining purpose. However, recent works
have demonstrated promising results of representing
financial data symbolically. For an instance,
Kovalerchuk et al. (2002) argues that symbolic relational
data mining is more suitable in incorporating background
knowledge. Their proposed methodology outperforms
numeric financial data in generating IF-Then rules. In
(Ting et al.
A bank must realize that managing customer
information effectively allows it to delight
customers. Hence, it must build a knowledge
repository of customer information that permits
a holistic view of the customer . Such a view will
also help banks gauge the reasons for certain
customer behavior .
Information could be gathered by carefully
listening to customers during their numerous
interactions with their banks. Customers could
also be asked for their active feedback and