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Entropy 2008, 10(4), 556-575; doi:10.3390/e10040556
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Assessing the Information Content in Environmental Modelling: A Carbon Cycle Perspective

Received: 5 May 2008 / Revised: 7 October 2008 / Accepted: 20 September 2008 / Published: 3 November 2008
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Abstract

A model represents the way in which information about the world is captured in a form that can be manipulated for application to new situations. However, quantification of `model error' presents formidable challenges. Various inverse problems in carbon cycle modelling are presented as illustrations of the issues. A `maximum-entropy' representation of carbon cycle response is used to explore techniques for non-parametric estimation of carbon cycle uncertainty.
Keywords: carbon cycle; information content; model error carbon cycle; information content; model error
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Enting, I.G. Assessing the Information Content in Environmental Modelling: A Carbon Cycle Perspective. Entropy 2008, 10, 556-575.

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