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ancestor

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Environmental Science.

Of a node in a tree. Any node on the unique path from the root of the tree to the node in question. A proper ancestor of a node, A, is a node, B, such that B is an ancestor of A and AB....

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Assessing the probability of rare climate events

James S. Clark, Dave Bell, Michael Dietze, Michelle Hersh, Ines Ibanez, Shannon LaDeau, Sean McMahon, Jessica Metcalf, Emily Moran, Luke Pangle and Mike Wolosin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Applied Bayesian Analysis

October 2013; p ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Mathematics; Environmental Science. 11538 words.

This article focuses on the use of Bayesian methods in assessing the probability of rare climate events, and more specifically the potential collapse of the meridional overturning...

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character type

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Computing.

A data type whose members can take the values of specified characters and can be operated on by character operations, such as concatenation. See also ASCII.

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connectedness

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Computing.

The state of being connected. Used by ecologists to describe the networks of corridors that link isolated patches of habitat in an area. See also fragmentation, habitat connectivity.

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descendant

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Computing.

Of a node, A, in a tree. Any node, B, such that A is an ancestor of B.

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increment

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Mathematics.

1 An increase in quantity, by a factor of one unit.

2 The increase in diameter, height, volume, weight, or value of individual trees or crops over a...

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information Management

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Computing.

The administration, use, and transmission of information and the use of theories and methods of information science to create, modify, or improve systems for handling information. See also...

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lag

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Mathematics.

The period of time that elapses between the occurrence of an event and its resulting impact. Also known as lag time.

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Models for demography of plant populations

Alan Gelfand and Sujit K. Sahu.

in The Oxford Handbook of Applied Bayesian Analysis

October 2013; p ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Mathematics; Environmental Science; Earth Sciences and Geography. 22843 words.

This article discusses the use of Bayesian analysis and methods to analyse the demography of plant populations, and more specifically to estimate the demographic rates of trees and how they...

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phase change

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A change in the form (phase) in which matter is present. For water, the six phase changes are melting, freezing, evaporation, condensation, melting and evaporation, and sublimation.

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