Models&Simulations

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Maddie Houck 9/24/09 Bell 1 Models and Simulations Background Information : A model is a representation of something that helps scientists understand the real system. While a simulation is defined by the manipulation of a model, which shows the scientists how a system would evolve over time, but in a compressed version. The assumptions for the Atmosphere Simulation were that each month had the same number of days as in a usual non leap year calendar, there was a maximum value of rainfall per month, the total rainfall may be accumulated over one year, and specific climate patterns were irrelevant to the simulation. As for the Biosphere Simulation, the assumptions were that there was no carrying capacity for the prey, if there was an absence of prey, then the predators’ population would drastically decrease, and if either of the populations fell to less than one, they were assumed extinct for the rest of the simulation. Purpose
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