hindcast
 v.— «How do you demonstrate the accuracy of such a computer model without waiting for the next “big one?” Rundle says they do this by taking these models through past events, including the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906, a process called “hindcasting.” Once such models can reliably trace past events, Rundle says, “You can then run it into the future with the idea that…the earthquakes that you generate in the future will represent a good, to a good probability what the future earthquakes will be in nature.”» —“Next Big Quake” by Jack Penland ScienCentral News Apr. 14, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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