Environmental Applications?

Bjarne Hansen (hansenb@aesbed.am.doe.ca)
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 18:47:49 +0200


Can anyone tell us about applications of fuzzy logic in environmental sciences?
Domains of interest include: ecology, pollution, agriculture, fisheries,
forestry, meteorology and oceanography.

We are preparing a chapter on fuzzy logic for a handbook in AI. The handbook
is being assembled by AIRIES (Artificial Intelligence Research in Environmental
Sciences). The book is intended to introduce environmental scientists to
practical, state-of-the-art AI techniques.

My own field is meteorology. Potential applications of fuzzy logic that
interest me are:

expert systems that use heuristics and neural networks;
remote sensing - e.g. analysis of scatterometer signals;
control algorithms for environmental sensors;
data-base mining - satellite and surface climate records.

I will post results of this search on a web page:

http://www.tuns.ca/~bjarne/links.html

The AI Handbook for Environmental Sciences should be published in early 1998.
I will post any news about the book on the same web page.

TIA,

Bjarne Hansen (for the "AIRIES Fuzzy Team")
Meteorologist, Environment Canada
Halifax, Canada

P.S. The "AIRIES Fuzzy Team" comprises: Rich Bankert, Mike Hadjimichael, and
me. Our email addresses are:

bankert@nrlmry.navy.mil
hadjimic@nrlmry.navy.mil
bjarne@tuns.ca