Special Issue "Entropy and Space-Time Analysis in Environment and Health"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2015
Dr. Hwa-Lung Yu
Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 10617, Taiwan
Interests: environmental information synthesis modeling; spatiotemporal stochastics and geostatistics; environmental fate and transport (atmospheric pollutants, subsurface contaminants, etc.); theoretical and computational modeling of natural systems (hydrology, hydrogeology, etc.) climate change driven hydrological impact assessment
Stochastic nature is considered to be inherent in the space-time variations of complex natural and social systems, e.g., environmental processes and infectious disease. The stochastic uncertainties can result from the limited understandings of the (1) underlying dynamics, (2) external forcing, (3) initial and boundary conditions, as well as the limited observations across space and time. Entropy and its related methods can provide ways to characterize and formulate the uncertainties of the complex space-time processes. This special issue aims to present approaches and applications of entropy and related methods for the space-time analysis and modeling of the complex environmental systems and their associations with public health, e.g., disease dynamics.
Dr. Hwa-Lung Yu
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Entropy is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- space-time analysis
- environmental modeling
- disease modeling