• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

A cutting edge title from two world renowned academics

Prediction and Design
Prediction and design

The logical culmination of geomorphology/landform science is towards prediction and design, and for both practical and scientific reasons prediction capability is the essential benchmark of scientific quality. Although a ‘forecast’ is sometimes restricted to prediction in time, ‘prediction’ is used more generally. But for a variety of reasons forecasting or prediction in geomorphology is difficult and only partially possible in limited circumstances. This chapter first explores conceptually why this is so, and the technical matters that are important where forecasts, hind-casts (where relationships are tested in relation to historically-framed data sets) or novel field, numerical and laboratory ‘experimental futures’ can be made. Design has been reinvigorated by a ‘design with nature’ philosophy, embraced by landscape architecture and by ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles