The Entropy Theory as a Tool for Modeling and Decision-making in Environmental and Water Resources
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Since the development of the entropy theory in the late 1940s and of the principle of maximum entropy (POME) in the late 1950s, there has been a proliferation of applications of the entropy theory in a wide spectrum of areas, including environmental and water resources. The real impetus to entropy-based modelling in water resources was provided in 1970s. A great variety of entropy-based applications in environmental and water resources have since been reported, and new applications continue to unfold. Most of these applications have, however, been in the realm of modelling and a relatively few applications have been reported on decision-making. This paper revisits the entropy theory and discusses its usefulness in environmental and water resources, and is concluded with comments on its implications in developing countries.
DepartmentBiological and Agricultural Engineering (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences)
Singh, Vijay P. (2000). The Entropy Theory as a Tool for Modeling and Decision-making in Environmental and Water Resources. Available electronically from