Mines hosts international NSF-sponsored Integrated Model Intercomparison Workshop

GOLDEN, Colo., March 10, 2011 – Despite an increasing need for large scale, complex models of environmental function for hydrologic prediction and environmental understanding, no formal verification or benchmarking of these models has been performed.
A National Science Foundation workshop held at Mines March 10-11 aims to gather many of the authors of these models for a first-of-a-kind model intercomparison.
The workshop will perform a suite of benchmarking problems with each model and will run a series of idealized problems that emphasize and identify various model components and interactions. The benchmarking problems can then be used in subsequent future benchmarking intercomparison exercises and will be provided freely to anyone in the hydrologic community.
For more information, see the workshop web page.

Reed Maxwell, associate professor, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering / rmaxwell@mines.edu / 303-384-2456 


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