Articles | Volume 20, issue 7
Research article
03 Jul 2020
Research article |  | 03 Jul 2020

Sensitivity and identifiability of rheological parameters in debris flow modeling

Gerardo Zegers, Pablo A. Mendoza, Alex Garces, and Santiago Montserrat


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 May 2020) by Thomas Glade
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ED: Publish as is (03 Jun 2020) by Thomas Glade
AR by Gerardo Zegers on behalf of the Authors (03 Jun 2020)
Short summary
We perform a sensitivity analysis on the parameters of a numerical debris flow model and examine the effects of using post-event measurements on two creeks in Chile. Our results demonstrate the utility of sensitivity analysis in debris flow modeling and the benefits of post-event observations on parameter identifiability. This study provides guidance on the choice of uncertain parameters, contributing to more reliable simulations for debris flow risk assessments and land use planning.
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