Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/301152
Title:
A Multiattribute Approach to the Reclamation of Stripmined Lands
Author:
Brinck, Fritz H.; Duckstein, Lucien; Thames, John L.
Affiliation:
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Issue Date:
13-Apr-1979
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.
Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
A multiattribute utility function is used to model preferences on outcomes of alternative reclamation schemes for stripmined lands, using Arizona and Wyoming examples. Each scheme should at least help restore land to its premining value, and is composed of three sets of actions: mining operations, preparations for postmining land use, and mitigating actions. Grazing and runoff augmentation are examples of postmining land use goals, and mitigating actions may be measures to protect the environment like pollution control in runoff or infiltration. Conflicting objectives are involved, including the maintenance of sufficient coal production, the alleviation of detrimental environmental effects, and the minimization of loss. Since the environmental effects are fraught with uncertainty, a multiobjective decision-making scheme under uncertainty is set up to analyze the problem. The decision model ranks alternative reclamation schemes on the basis of the preference function of a group decision maker, each member of which assessing a separate subset of single attribute utility functions.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.
ISSN:
0272-6106

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA Multiattribute Approach to the Reclamation of Stripmined Landsen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrinck, Fritz H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDuckstein, Lucienen_US
dc.contributor.authorThames, John L.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizona, Tucson, Arizonaen_US
dc.date.issued1979-04-13-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractA multiattribute utility function is used to model preferences on outcomes of alternative reclamation schemes for stripmined lands, using Arizona and Wyoming examples. Each scheme should at least help restore land to its premining value, and is composed of three sets of actions: mining operations, preparations for postmining land use, and mitigating actions. Grazing and runoff augmentation are examples of postmining land use goals, and mitigating actions may be measures to protect the environment like pollution control in runoff or infiltration. Conflicting objectives are involved, including the maintenance of sufficient coal production, the alleviation of detrimental environmental effects, and the minimization of loss. Since the environmental effects are fraught with uncertainty, a multiobjective decision-making scheme under uncertainty is set up to analyze the problem. The decision model ranks alternative reclamation schemes on the basis of the preference function of a group decision maker, each member of which assessing a separate subset of single attribute utility functions.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/301152-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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