Environmental Modelling – Monitoring and Models

There is a real need for mathematical models to simulate or model various environmental systems, such as water or air quality. Environmental quality measure  taken in the field need to be fed into a simulation/model that then computes various coefficients such as accessible dissolved oxygen in a river. Excel environmental modelling offers an excellent system for such models as it is easy to import the data into a spreadsheet model and the results can be easily seen. Future expansion and evolution of the models is easy in Excel so your investment will be future proof. A sophisticated model will likely depend heavily upon VBA as well as the spreadsheet functions of Excel, 3rd party software can easily be integrated into the project as can any algorithms written in any .net language, c, python etc.

computer simulation is a simulation, run on a single computer, or a network of computers, to reproduce behavior of a system. The simulation uses an abstract model (a computer model, or a computational model) to simulate the system. Computer simulations have become a useful part of mathematical modeling of many natural systems in physics (computational physics), astrophysics, climatology,chemistry and biology, human systems in economics, psychology, social science, and engineering. Simulation of a system is represented as the running of the system’s model. It can be used to explore and gain new insights into new technology and to estimate the performance of systems too complex for analytical solutions.