Model Structure Indentification and the Growth of Knowledge

M.B. Beck, Z. Lin, J.D. Stigter

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This chapter honors Peter, then, in recounting my career-long experience (1970–2010) of staring down the devilishly difficult: the problem of model structure identification—of using models for discovery. I still regard this matter as one of the grand challenges of environmental modeling (Beck et al., White Paper, 2009). If I appear modest about our progress in the presence of such enormity, so I am. But let no-one presume that I am therefore not greatly enthused by the progress I believe I and my students (now colleagues) have made over these four decades. It has been a privilege to be allowed the time to work on such a most attractive and engaging topic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystem Identification, Environmental Modelling, and Control System Design
EditorsLiuping Wang, Hugues Garnier
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISBN (Electronic)9780857299741
ISBN (Print)9780857299734
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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