Models that Talk Back

  1. Poppe de Boer2,
  2. George Postma2,
  3. Kees van der Zwan3,
  4. Peter Burgess3 and
  5. Peter Kukla4
  1. John C. Tipper

Published Online: 9 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303131.ch13

Analogue and Numerical Modelling of Sedimentary Systems: From Understanding to Prediction

Analogue and Numerical Modelling of Sedimentary Systems: From Understanding to Prediction

How to Cite

Tipper, J. C. (2008) Models that Talk Back, in Analogue and Numerical Modelling of Sedimentary Systems: From Understanding to Prediction (eds P. de Boer, G. Postma, K. van der Zwan, P. Burgess and P. Kukla), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303131.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Utrecht University, Netherlands

  2. 3

    Shell Research, Rijswijk, Netherlands

  3. 4

    Aachen University, Germany

Author Information

  1. Geologisches Institut, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Albertstrasse 23B, D-79104 Freiburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

Book Series:

  1. Special Publication Number 40 of the International Association of Sedimentologists

Book Series Editors:

  1. Isabel Montanez

Series Editor Information

  1. University of California, Davis, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189309

Online ISBN: 9781444303131

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Keywords:

  • models that talk back;
  • landscape evolution modelling;
  • testing of models;
  • problem of behavioural differences;
  • non-uniqueness (equifinality) - bugbear of all modelling;
  • inverse modelling (‘inversion’);
  • two contrasting styles of modelling;
  • landscape evolution in southeastern Australia;
  • CASCADE model;
  • modelling exercise – to study patterns of stratigraphic cyclicity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Some Aspects of modelling in General, with Particular Reference to Natural Sedimentation Systems

  • Two Contrasting Styles of Modelling

  • Below-the-Curve Modelling – Landscape Evolution in Southeastern Australia

  • Above-the-Curve Modelling – Cyclicity in Stratigraphic Successions

  • Models and Modelling: Some Final Observations

  • Acknowledgements

  • References