A simple stochastic weather generator for ecological modeling Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Stochastic weather generators are useful tools for exploring the relationship between organisms and their environment. This paper describes a simple weather generator that can be used in ecological modeling projects. We provide a detailed description of methodology, and links to full C++ source code (http://weathergen.sourceforge.net) required to implement or modify the generator. We argue that understanding the principles of weather generation will allow ecologists to tailor a solution for their own requirements. The detailed, repeatable methodology we present demonstrates that weather generation is relatively straightforward for ecologists to implement and modify. 2010 Elsevier Ltd.

published proceedings

  • ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE

author list (cited authors)

  • Birt, A. G., Valdez-Vivas, M. R., Feldman, R. M., Lafon, C. W., Cairns, D., Coulson, R. N., ... Guldin, J. M.

complete list of authors

  • Birt, AG||Valdez-Vivas, MR||Feldman, RM||Lafon, CW||Cairns, D||Coulson, RN||Tchakerian, M||Xi, W||Guldin, JM

publication date

  • January 1, 2010 11:11 AM