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Critical perspectives on the evaluation and optimization of complex numerical models of estuary hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

FRENCH, J.R.
Coastal and Estuarine Research Unit, Dep. of Geography, Univ. College London, London, Royaume-Uni


Description :
This paper examines the basis for evaluating the performance of complex hydrodynamic and sediment transport models, and the quantitative and qualitative understanding that can emerge from this kind of modelling, especially in situations where data limitations restrict the ability to parameterize processes that are known to be important. First, some general arguments relating to model validation are presented. Second, some new approaches to model performance evaluation and optimization are suggested with reference to illustrative hydrodynamic and sediment transport model results for a muddy meso-tidal estuary.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Earth surface processes and landforms, issn : 0197-9337, 2010, vol. 35, n°. 2, p. 174-189, nombre de pages : 16, Références bibliographiques : 1,5 p.

Date :
2010

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Chichester, Wiley

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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