Keith Loague* Joel E. VanderKwaak Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA *Correspondence to: Keith Loague, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2115, USA. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The aim of a model is, of course, precisely not to reproduce reality in all its complexity. It is rather to capture in a vivid, often formal, way what is essential to understanding some aspect of its structure or behavior. . .. We select, for inclusion in our model, those features of reality that we consider to be essential to our purpose . . . the ultimate criteria, being based on intentions and purposes as they must be, are ï¬nally determined by the individual, that is, human, modeler. Joseph Weizenbaum (1976) There are Lots (and Lots) of Rainfall-Runoff Models Clarke (1973) generalizes a mathematical rainfall-runoff model by qt = f(ptâ1 , ptâ2 , . . . ; qtâ1 , qtâ2 , . . . ; a1 , a2 , . . .) + xt (1) where pt are the input variables, qt are the output variables, an are the system parameters, x t is the residual error, and f is the functional form of
Hydrological Processes – Wiley
Published: Oct 30, 2004
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