La modélisation de nappe comme support de décision: Réflexions sur un cadre conceptuel unifié

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    Groundwater models are commonly used as basis for environmental decision-making. There has been discussion and debate in recent times regarding the issue of model simplicity and complexity. This paper contributes to this ongoing discourse. The selection of an appropriate level of model structural and parameterization complexity is not a simple matter. Although the metrics on which such selection should be based are simple, there are many competing, and often unquantifiable, considerations which must be taken into account as these metrics are applied. A unified conceptual framework is introduced and described which is intended to underpin groundwater modelling in decision support with a direct focus on matters regarding model simplicity and complexity.

    Original languageFrench
    Pages (from-to)1531-1537
    Number of pages7
    JournalHydrogeology Journal
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013


    • Groundwater management
    • Inverse modeling
    • Model complexity
    • Numerical modeling

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