Perspective on validating the natural resource damage assessment model system
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This paper describes a preliminary effort to validate the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Model for Coastal and Marine Environments (NRDAM/ CME). After describing the general requirements that the model should meet, the problems inherent in validating the NRDAM/CME by a retrospective comparison with the results of field studies are reviewed. Due to these problems, an order-of-magnitude standard of accuracy is argued to be appropriate. Comparisons of the model results with those of selected, field studies suggest that the NRDAM/CME provides reasonable results given this standard. In light of the fact that this preliminary validation effort is based on the use of only readily available information for a few studies, additional efforts are in order to validate the model and refine it, as appropriate. © 1989 Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd, England.
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Oil and Chemical Pollution
Grigalunas, Thomas A., James J. Opaluch, Deborah P. French, and Mark Reed. "Perspective on validating the natural resource damage assessment model system." Oil and Chemical Pollution 5, 2-3 (1989). doi: 10.1016/S0269-8579(89)80013-9.