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A model selection protocol to support the use of models for water management

Boorman, D. B.; Williams, R. J.; Hutchins, M. G.; Penning, E.; Groot, S.; Icke, J.. 2007 A model selection protocol to support the use of models for water management. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 11 (1). 634-646.

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Abstract/Summary

Models are widely used to assist water managers in their duties, yet there is little advice to help water managers select a model appropriate to their particular application. The advice that is available is specific to either the application type or models considered, focused on one aspect of model application, e.g. goodness-of-fit comparisons between observations and simulations and unrealistic, e.g. in separating model selection from wider aspects of the intended application. This paper proposes a model selection protocol that recognises the particular requirements of the application, the roles of individuals associated with modelling studies, and the importance of establishing an informed dialogue between them. Establishing this common understanding at the outset of any modelling study is highly important in securing a successful outcome to the modelling process.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Water
CEH Sections: Boorman
ISSN: 1027-5606
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Open Access Journal
Additional Keywords: modelling, water management, model selection, Water Framework Directive
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Hydrology
Date made live: 14 Dec 2007 14:37
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/1656

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