Development of a Comparison Index and a Database for Sea Model Results 972008

This study analyzes methods of comparing SEA model results with experimental results for key traits. These qualitative traits provide the basis for correlation of model results with experimental results through the development of a comparison index. This paper formulates a comparison index and illustrates the application to SEA models. A customized data structure was designed around the comparison index to store all necessary aspects of the modeling, experiment and comparison results. This data structure was then implemented using relational database software. These new tools; the comparison index and the SEA database, will create a common language and a forum for SEA model results that will aid and stimulate dialog in the SEA modeling community and in tern, advance the science of SEA modeling.


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