Influences of Data Bases on Model Performance

  • Ronald E. Ruff
Part of the NATO · Challenges of Modern Society book series (NATS, volume 3)


Until recently, the ability to provide objective evaluations of air quality models has suffered from:
  • The scarcity of adequate test data bases.

  • The lack of a standardized statistical protocol for model evaluation.


Emission Inventory American Meteorological Society Specific Performance Measure Large Area Source Area Source Emission 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald E. Ruff
    • 1
  1. 1.SRI InternationalMenlo ParkUSA

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