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A manifesto for the equifinality thesis
Institute of Environmental & Natural Sciences, Lancaster University, UK.
2006 (English)In: Journal of Hydrology, ISSN 0022-1694, E-ISSN 1879-2707, Vol. 320, no 1-2, 18-36 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This essay discusses some of the issues involved in the identification and predictions of hydrological models given some calibration data. The reasons for the incompleteness of traditional calibration methods are discussed. The argument is made that the potential for multiple acceptable models as representations of hydrological and other environmental systems (the equifinality thesis) should be given more serious consideration than hitherto. It proposes some techniques for an extended GLUE methodology to make it more rigorous and outlines some of the research issues still to be resolved. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.

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2006. Vol. 320, no 1-2, 18-36 p.
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equifinality, GLUE, hydrological models, observation error, fuzzy measures, uncertainty
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Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-140451DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2005.07.007ISI: 000236448000003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-140451DiVA: diva2:383643
Available from: 2011-01-05 Created: 2011-01-05 Last updated: 2013-04-05Bibliographically approved

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