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Energy Analysis Overview of the Mississippi Basin. Report to the Cousteau Society.
Odum, Howard T.
Diamond, Craig
Brown, Mark T.
Center for Wetlands, University of Florida
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An energy systems overview was developed for the Mississippi Basin of the United States. New methods of analysis were used to evaluate environmental bases of the economy and consider alternatives, trends, and policies. Solar EMERGY, a natural measure of value, was used to determine contributions of environmental work and human work to the economy on the same basis, namely the equivalent solar energy required. Contributions of each item to the economy were es timated using the percentage its solar EMERGY was of the total solar EMERGY of the system. This proportion of the economy was expressed in dollars and was called MACROECONOMIC VALUE to distinguish it from usual economic value, which is what people are willing to pay in a market.
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CFW Publication #87-1 Research Studies Conducted under Contract No . 125719060

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