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By B. Hewitson,R.G. Crane

ISBN-10: 0792327462

ISBN-13: 9780792327462

ISBN-10: 9401044902

ISBN-13: 9789401044905

Neural nets provide a desirable new technique for spatial research, and their software holds huge, immense power for the geographic sciences. although, the variety of stories that experience applied those concepts is restricted. This loss of curiosity should be attributed, partially, to loss of publicity, to using huge and sometimes complicated jargon, and to the misapprehension that, with no an underlying statistical version, the explanatory strength of the neural internet is particularly low. Neural Nets: functions for Geography assaults all 3 concerns; the textual content demonstrates a large choice of neural web functions in geography in an easy demeanour, with minimum jargon.
the amount offers an advent to neural nets that describes a few of the fundamental options, in addition to offering a extra mathematical treatise for these wishing additional information on neural web structure. the majority of the textual content, besides the fact that, is dedicated to descriptions of neural internet purposes in such broad-ranging fields as census research, predicting the unfold of AIDS, describing synoptic controls on mountain snowstorm, reading the relationships among atmospheric move and tropical rainfall, and the distant sensing of polar cloud and sea ice features.
The textual content illustrates neural nets hired in modes analogous to a number of regression research, cluster research, and greatest probability type. not just are the neural nets proven to be equivalent or better to those extra traditional equipment, fairly the place the relationships have a powerful nonlinear part, yet also they are proven to comprise major explanatory strength. a number of chapters show that the nets themselves might be decomposed to light up causative linkages among assorted occasions in either the actual and human environments.

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