Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Research article
03 May 2018
Research article |  | 03 May 2018

Multi-model ensembles for assessment of flood losses and associated uncertainty

Rui Figueiredo, Kai Schröter, Alexander Weiss-Motz, Mario L. V. Martina, and Heidi Kreibich


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 Mar 2018) by Margreth Keiler
AR by Rui Figueiredo on behalf of the Authors (26 Mar 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (11 Apr 2018) by Margreth Keiler
Short summary
Flood loss modelling is subject to large uncertainty that is often neglected. Most models are deterministic, and large disparities exist among them. Adopting a single model may lead to inaccurate loss estimates and sub-optimal decision-making. This paper proposes the use of multi-model ensembles to address such issues. We demonstrate that this can be a simple and pragmatic approach to obtain more accurate loss estimates and reliable probability distributions of model uncertainty.
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