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Simulation, Representation, and Cartography: Compiling a Virtual Atlas (2015)


Simulation modeling resembles map-making in an important way: Both aim at constructing devices for orientation and for intervention. The reference to reality or the terrain, however, is far from straightforward. Rather, the result of simulation modeling can be conceived of as a virtual atlas – an object different from a traditional atlas. It consists of a huge compilation of local maps that do not match up to a general overview. Only in a computational setting such an atlas can be used as an orientation device.

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Authors & Contributors
Heymann, Matthias
Greene, Mott T.
Oreskes, Naomi
Dahan Dalmedico, Amy
Jankovic, Vladimir
Winsberg, Eric B.
Perspectives on Science
Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
History of Meteorology
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
University of Chicago Press
Models and modeling in science
Computer Simulation
Earth sciences
Climate and climatology
Computer science
Eliassen, Anton
Fortak, Heinz
Schelling, Thomas C.
Time Periods
20th century, late
20th century
21st century
19th century

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