PEST: The Book

Calibration and Uncertainty Analysis for Complex Environmental Models

The “PEST Book” presents the theory behind model calibration and calibration-constrained uncertainty analysis. In doing so it discusses the role of numerical modelling in environmental management.

Front cover of PEST bookThis is more than a book about PEST. Certainly it covers all of the theory on which PEST and its utility support software is based. As such, it is a complete reference text for highly parameterized inversion and calibration-constrained uncertainty analysis in the environmental modelling context.

However the book is more than just theory. Conclusions are drawn from the theory – conclusions about how we should be using models to inform the making of important decisions – how we are doing it wrong and how we could be doing it better.

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The book is available only as a downloadable pdf file. It costs $US32.50.

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Suggested citation.

Doherty, J., 2015. Calibration and Uncertainty Analysis for Complex Environmental Models. Watermark Numerical Computing, Brisbane, Australia. ISBN: 978-0-9943786-0-6.

(Readers should note that the page size in the book PDF is A4 (8.27 x 11.69 inches). If printing from the PDF file to 8.5 x 11 inch paper, the page scaling option “Fit to Printable Area” is recommended.)