Accession Number:

AD0757798

Title:

Classification of Coastal Environments, Procedures, and Guidelines.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

The development of a coastal environment information system is structurally a function of the natural organization and dynamics of the environmental phenomena as well as the limits to our perception. The formation of concepts and hierarchical sets of concepts, i.e., a classification, are the fundamental tools of this information structuring. The report presents the procedures for concept formation and the genesis of a classification. In addition to the identification of the general methodology of environmental classification, its application to coastal environments is developed. The relationship between an ideal methodology and the limits of data sets available is explored and remedial procedures are suggested. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE