1. Hydrodynamics and water quality assessment of a coastal lagoon using environmental fluid dynamics code explorer modeling system

F.M. Torres-Bejarano; A.C. Torregroza-Espinosa; E. Martinez-Mera; D. Castañeda-Valbuena; M.P. Tejera-Gonzalez

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 289-308


  Ciénaga de Mallorquín is a coastal lagoon designated as a RAMSAR site due to its ecological regional and international importance. In this work, the environmental fluid dynamics code explorer modeling system was implemented to determine the spatio-temporal distribution of temperature, dissolved ...  Read More

2. Integrating cellular automata Markov model to simulate future land use change of a tropical basin

M. Camara; N.R.B. Jamil; A.F.B. Abdullah; R.B. Hashim

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 403-414


  Predicting land use change is an indispensable aspect in identifying the best development and management of land resources and their potential. This study used certified land-use maps of 1997, 2006, and 2015 combined with ancillary data such as road networks, water bodies and slopes, obtained from the ...  Read More

3. Application of ensemble learning techniques to model the atmospheric concentration of SO2

A. Masih

Volume 5, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 309-318


  In view of pollution prediction modeling, the study adopts homogenous (random forest, bagging, and additive regression) and heterogeneous (voting) ensemble classifiers to predict the atmospheric concentration of Sulphur dioxide. For model validation, results were compared against widely known single ...  Read More

4. Ecological niche modeling of invasive alien plant species in a protected landscape

G.C.B. Paclibar; E.R. Tadiosa

Volume 5, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 371-382


  Non-native plants that can cause adverse effects are otherwise known as invasive alien plant species which pose a major threat to plant biodiversity conservation and sustainability. This study is dedicated to determine the plant diversity and to assess the vulnerability of Quezon Protected Landscape, ...  Read More

5. Artificial intelligence-based approaches for multi-station modelling of dissolve oxygen in river

G. Elkiran; V. Nourani; S.I. Abba; J. Abdullahi

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 439-450


  ABSTRACT: In this study, adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system, and feed forward neural network as two artificial intelligence-based models along with conventional multiple linear regression model were used to predict the multi-station modelling of dissolve oxygen concentration at the downstream of Mathura ...  Read More

6. Performance comparison of land change modeling techniques for land use projection of arid watersheds

S.M. Tajbakhsh; H. Memarian; K. Moradi; A.H. Aghakhani Afshar

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 263-280


  The change of land use/land cover has been known as an imperative force in environmental alteration, especially in arid and semi-arid areas. This research was mainly aimed to assess the validity of two major types of land change modeling techniques via a three dimensional approach in Birjand urban watershed ...  Read More

7. Modeling of carbon monoxide dispersion around the urban tunnel portals

M. Rafiei; P.J. Sturm

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 359-372


  The aim of this study is to investigate the problems caused by discharge of polluted air from tunnels into the environment with a specific focus on residential areas. In city tunnels, portal or stacks, pollutant management is a big challenge. Nowadays, air quality management, particularly in urban tunnels, ...  Read More

8. A GIS-based integrative approach for land use optimization in a semi-arid watershed

S.M. Tajbakhsh; H. Memarian; A. Kheyrkhah

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 31-46


  The proper use of natural resources can preserve these valuable assets. In line with the management of natural resources, land use optimization can be highly useful. The aim of the present study is to propose an appropriate integrative model for optimized allocation of lands for surface runoff and sediment ...  Read More

9. Modeling the effect of climate change to the potential invasion range of Piper aduncum Linnaeus

J.C. Paquit; R.I.P. Rama

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 71-80


  The potential effect of invasive plant species on biodiversity is one of most important subject of inquiry at present. In many parts of the world, the alarming spread of these plants has been documented. Knowing that climate exerts a dominant control over the distribution of plant species, predictions ...  Read More

10. Analyzing and modeling urban sprawl and land use changes in a developing city using a CA-Markovian approach

M. Tajbakhsh; H. Memarian; Y. Shahrokhi

Volume 2, Issue 4 , December 2016, , Pages 397-410


  Mashhad City, according to the latest official statistics of the country is the second populated city after Tehran and is the biggest metropolis in the east of Iran. Considering the rapid growth of the population over the last three decades, the city’s development area has been extended, significantly. ...  Read More