Reply to ‘The emergence of a new kind of relativism in environmental modelling: a commentary’ by P. Baveye.

Beven, Keith J. (2004) Reply to ‘The emergence of a new kind of relativism in environmental modelling: a commentary’ by P. Baveye. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 460 (2047). pp. 2147-2151. ISSN 1364-5021

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Abstract

This article is a response to a comment by Baveye in which he invites me to expand on the use of the word relativism in the context of environmental models. Limitations to a classical statistical approach to model (as realist hypothesis) falsification are discussed. It is concluded that environmental modelling must necessarily be operator dependent and relativist, even while being conducted in a context of pragmatic realism.

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Journal Article
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Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
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08 Jan 2009 16:26
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