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Characterising performance of environmental models

Bennett, Neil; Croke, Barry; Guariso, Giorgio; Guillaume, Joseph; Hamilton (Chen), Serena; Jakeman, Anthony; Marsili-Libelli, Stefano; Newham, Lachlan; Norton, John; Perrin, Charles; Pierce, Suzanne; Robson, Barbara; Seppelt, R.; Voinov, A.; Fath, Brian D.; Andreassian, Vazken


In order to use environmental models effectively for management and decision-making, it is vital to establish an appropriate level of confidence in their performance. This paper reviews techniques available across various fields for characterising the performance of environmental models with focus on numerical, graphical and qualitative methods. General classes of direct value comparison, coupling real and modelled values, preserving data patterns, indirect metrics based on parameter values,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Modelling and Software
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.09.011


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