Spatial Modeling for Environmental and Hazard ManagementEdited by T. Shoji and C.J. Chung

Guest Editorial • EDITORIAL Tetsuya Shoji and Chang-Jo Chung Pages 1005-1006 Statistical and geostatistical analysis of rainfall in central Japan • Tetsuya Shoji and Hisashi Kitaura Pages 1007-1024 Statistical and geostatistical analysis of wind: A case study of direction statistics • Tetsuya Shoji Pages 1025-1039 An empirical evaluation of spatial regression models • Xiaolu Gao, Yasushi Asami and Chang-Jo F. Chung Pages 1040-1051 Using likelihood ratio functions for modeling the conditional probability of occurrence of future landslides for risk assessment • Chang-Jo Chung Pages 1052-1068 An inverse analysis of unobserved trigger factor for slope stability evaluation • Hirohito Kojima and Shigeyuki Obayashi Pages 1069-1078 Spatial correlation structures of fracture systems for deriving a scaling law and modeling fracture distributions • Katsuaki Koike and Yuichi Ichikawa Pages 1079-1095 Examining the impact of the precision of address geocoding on estimated density of crime locations • Yutaka Harada and Takahito Shimada Pages 1096-1107 GIS modeling for predicting river runoff volume in ungauged drainages in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada • Qiuming Cheng, Connie Ko, Yinhuan Yuan, Yong Ge and Shengyuan Zhang Pages 1108-1119 Two models for evaluating landslide hazards • John C. Davis, Chang-Jo Chung and Gregory C. Ohlmacher Pages 1120-1127 Optimal systems of geoscience surveying–A preliminary discussion • Tetsuya Shoji Pages 1128-1138Regular papersApplication of parallel computing to stochastic parameter estimation in environmental models • Jasper A. Vrugt, Breanndan O Nuallain, Bruce A. Robinson, Willem Bouten, Stefan C. Dekker and Peter M.A. Sloot Pages 1139-1155 WinClastour—a Visual Basic program for tourmaline formula calculation and classification • Fuat Yavuz, Vural Yavuz and Ahmet Sasmaz Pages 1156-1168 Modeling small watersheds in Brazilian Amazonia with shuttle radar topographic mission-90 m data • Marcio M. Valeriano, Tatiana M. Kuplich, Moises Storino, Benedito D. Amaral, Jaime N. Mendes, Jr. and Dayson J. Lima Pages 1169-1181 Parallel implementation of a velocity-stress staggered-grid finite-difference method for 2-D poroelastic wave propagation • Dong-Hoon Sheen, Kagan Tuncay, Chang-Eob Baag and Peter J. Ortoleva Pages 1182-1191 Distinguishing actual and artefact depressions in digital elevation data • John B. Lindsay and Irena F. Creed Pages 1192-1204 ModDRE: A program to model deepwater-reservoir elements using geomorphic and stratigraphic constraints • Zulfiquar A. Reza, Matthew J. Pranter and Paul Weimer Pages 1205-1220 Improved resolution of the multiple inverse method by eliminating erroneous solutions • Makoto Otsubo and Atsushi Yamaji Pages 1221-1227 Geological symbol set for Manifold® Geographic Information System • Mitchell G. Mihalynuk, Shannon M.S. Mallory and Brian Grant Pages 1228-1233