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dc.contributor.authorOmole, David O.
dc.contributor.authorNdambuki, Julius M.
dc.contributor.authorMusa, Adebola G.
dc.contributor.authorLonge, Ezechiel O.
dc.contributor.authorBadejo, Adekunle A.
dc.contributor.authorKupolati, Williams K.
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-24T11:22:18Z
dc.date.available2017-03-24T11:22:18Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationOmole, D. O., Ndambuki, J. M., Musa, A. G., Longe, E. O., Badejo, A. A., & Kupolati, W. K. (2015). A Model Selection Procedure for Stream Re-Aeration Coefficient Modelling. Modern Applied Science, 9(9), 138-160.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1913-1844 (print)
dc.identifier.issn1913-1852 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.5539/mas.v9n9p138
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/6000
dc.description.abstractModel selection is finding wide applications in a lot of modelling and environmental problems. However, applications of model selection to re-aeration coefficient studies are still limited. The current study explores the use of model selection in re-aeration coefficient studies by combining several suggestions from numerous authors on the interpretation of data regarding re-aeration coefficient modelling. The model selection procedure applied in this research made use of Akaike information criteria, measures of agreement such as percent bias (PBIAS), Nash-Sutcliffe Efficiency (NSE) and root mean square error (RMSE) observation Standard deviation Ratio (RSR) and gragh analysis in selecting the best performing model. An algorithm prescribing a generic model selection procedure was also provided. Out of ten candidates models used in this study, the O’Connor and Dobbins (1958) model emerged as the top performing model in its application to data collected from River Atuwara in Nigeria. The suggested process could save software and model developers lots of time and resources, which would otherwise be spent in investigating and developing new models. The procedure is also ideal in selecting a model in situations where there is no overwhelming support for any particular model by observed data.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherCanadian Center of Science and Education (CCSE)en_ZA
dc.subjectModel selectionen_ZA
dc.subjectInformation criteriaen_ZA
dc.subjectMeasures of agreementen_ZA
dc.subjectRe-aeration coefficienten_ZA
dc.subjectStreamen_ZA
dc.subjectModellingen_ZA
dc.titleA model selection procedure for stream re-aeration coefficient modellingen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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