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From Landscapes to Waterscapes: A PSE for Landuse Change Analysis

Rubin, E.J. and Diet, R. and Chanat, J. and Speir, C. and Dymond, R. and Lohani, V. and Kibler, D. and Bosch, D. and Shaffer, C.A. and Ramakrishnan, N. and Watson, L.T. (2000) From Landscapes to Waterscapes: A PSE for Landuse Change Analysis. Technical Report TR-00-09, Computer Science, Virginia Tech.

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We describe the design and implementation of L2W — a problem solving environment (PSE) for landuse change analysis. L2W organizes and unifies the diverse collection of software typically associated with ecosystem models (hydrological, economic, and biological). It provides a web-based interface for potential watershed managers and other users to explore meaningful alternative land development and management scenarios and view their hydrological, ecological, and economic impacts. A prototype implementation for the Upper Roanoke River Watershed in Southwest Virginia, USA is described.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:Problem solving environments (PSEs), landuse change analysis, watershed management, multidisciplinary modeling, decision support systems, web-accessible software
Subjects:Computer Science > Problem Solving Environments
ID Code:564
Deposited By:User, Eprints
Deposited On:22 May 2002