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Challenges of Achieving Efficient Simulations Through Model Abstraction

  title={Challenges of Achieving Efficient Simulations Through Model Abstraction},
  author={Hessam S. Sarjoughian and William A. Boyd and Miguel F. Acevedo},
Coupled natural systems are generally modeled at multiple abstraction levels. Both structural scale and behavioral complexity of these models are determinants in the kinds of questions that can be posed and answered. As scale and complexity of models increase, simulation efficiency must increase to resolve tradeoffs between model resolution and simulation time. From this vantage point, we will show some problems and solutions by using as example a vegetation-landscape model where individual… 

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