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A unified approach to environmental systems modeling

Young, Peter C; Ratto, Marco


The paper considers the differences between hypothetico-deductive and inductive modeling: between modelers who put their primary trust in their scientific intuition about the nature of an environmental model and tend to produce quite complex computer simulation models; and those who prefer to rely on the analysis of observational data to identify the simplest form of model that can represent these data. The tension that sometimes arises because of the different philosophical outlooks of these...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment
DOI: 10.1007/s00477-008-0271-1


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