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Assessing Model Adequacy

Goldstein, M.; Seheult, A.; Vernon, I.


M. Goldstein

A. Seheult


Mark Mulligan

John Wainwright


Environmental models are simplified representations of complex physical systems. The implementation of any such model, as a computer simulator, involves further simplifications and approximations. The value of the resulting simulator, in giving scientific and practical insights into the functioning of the corresponding physical system, depends both on the nature and degree of these simplifications and also on the objectives for which the model is to be used.


Goldstein, M., Seheult, A., & Vernon, I. (2013). Assessing Model Adequacy. In M. Mulligan, & J. Wainwright (Eds.), Environmental modelling : finding simplicity in complexity (435-449). (2). Wiley.

Online Publication Date Jan 31, 2013
Publication Date Jan 31, 2013
Deposit Date Mar 21, 2011
Publisher Wiley
Pages 435-449
Edition 2
Book Title Environmental modelling : finding simplicity in complexity.
Chapter Number 26
ISBN 9780470749111
Keywords Emulation, Model discrepancy, model adequacy, rainfall runoff models
Additional Information This is an invited chapter written and submitted for the book "Environmental Modelling" edited by John Wainwright (Sheffield University), which is to be submitted to Wiley-Blackwell in April/May 2011. The chapter is also a Technical Report in the Managing Uncertainty in Complex Models technical report series with number 10/04.