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:


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.


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: