地質学におけるモデリングのはたす役割について [in Japanese] On the Role of Modeling in Geology [in Japanese]
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The model concept and the role of modeling were reviewed in the context of geological sciences. Modeling is a powerful tool for analyzing and understanding natural phenomena. Any model should be presented in a quantitative way, so that it may be tested and evaluated with reference to observational data sets. The role of quantitative models may be summarized as follows : (1) A model provides tools for measuring the nature in terms of well defined physical parameters, (2) It provides means for evaluating relative importance among conceivable elementary processes in a complex phenomenon. (3) It provides a theoretical basis for experimental planning and natural observations.
- J. Geogr.
J. Geogr. 106(5), 739-744, 1997-10-25
Tokyo Geographical Society