Spatial and temporal variability and the data crisis in scenario studies

P.A. Finke, J. Bouma, M.C.S. Wopereis, J.H.M. Wösten

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The data crisis in scenario studies embodies topics such as: the relevance of existing data to models; decisions between using existing soil data or sampling new data; the sensitivity of models to several sources of uncertainty in model inputs and consequences for data sampling; pragmatic approaches to the data crisis; and the presentation of uncertain model results. The magnitude of the data crisis is a function of the spatial and temporal variability of a parameter and of the sensitivity that the simulation model shows to it. The topics are illustrated with case-studies and literature reviews.
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Title of host publicationScenario studies for the rural environment; selected and edited proceedings of the symposium Scenario Studies for the Rural Environment, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 12-15 September 1994. Dordrecht etc., Kluwer, 1995. Environ. & Policy 5
EditorsJ.F.T. Schoute, P.A. Finke, F.R. Veeneklaas, H.P. Wolfert
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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