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Modelling pollution: Track 1

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The cleaning up of the North American Great Lakes is one of the great success stories in pollution control. Modelling gives scientists the tools to forecast outcomes in a complex environment: how will the pollution accumulate? what will happen if pollution is stopped all together? The two video tracks on this album demonstrate how modelling techniques provide a scientific basis for the political decisions that have revived the area. The material forms part of course MSXR209 Mathematical Modelling.

By: The iTunes U team (The Open University,)

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Track 1: Modelling pollution

A short introduction to this album.


© The Open University 2008


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Modelling pollution    A short introduction to this album. Play now Modelling pollution
2 Pollution in the Great Lakes    From equations to models – experts explain water quality modelling and describe types of pollution. Play now Pollution in the Great Lakes
3 Modelling pollution    Finding solutions to subtle and complex problems. Exploring how chemicals impact the environment. Play now Modelling pollution