Classification of Coastal Environments, Procedures, and Guidelines.
VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
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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
- Information Science