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Neuroemulation: definition and key benefits for water resources research

Abrahart, R.J.; Mount, Nick J.; Shamseldin, A.Y.

Authors

R.J. Abrahart bob.abrahart@nottingham.ac.uk

Nick J. Mount nick.mount@nottingham.ac.uk

A.Y. Shamseldin a.shamseldin@auckland.ac.nz



Abstract

Neuroemulation is the art and science of using a neural network model to replicate the external behaviour of some other model and it is an activity that is distinct from neural-network-based simulation. Whilst is has become a recognised and established sub-discipline in many fields of study, it remains poorly defined in the field of water resources and its many potential benefits have not been adequately recognised to date. One reason for the lack of recognition of the field is the difficulty in identifying, collating and synthesising published neuro-emulation studies because simple database searching fails to identifying papers concerned with a field of study for which an agreed conceptual and terminological framework does not yet exist. Therefore, in this paper we provide a first attempt at defining this framework for use in water resources. We identify eight key benefits offered by neuro-emulation and exemplify these with relevant examples from the literature. The concluding section highlights a number of strategic research directions, related to the identified potential of neuroemulators in water resources modelling.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2012
Journal Hydrological Sciences Journal
Print ISSN 0262-6667
Electronic ISSN 0262-6667
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 57
Issue 3
APA6 Citation Abrahart, R., Mount, N. J., & Shamseldin, A. (2012). Neuroemulation: definition and key benefits for water resources research. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 57(3), doi:10.1080/02626667.2012.658401
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/02626667.2012.658401
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2012.658401
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Hydrological Sciences Journal on 15/03/2012, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline...80/02626667.2012.658401

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