Articles | Volume 21, issue 8
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2447–2460, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2447-2021
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2447–2460, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2447-2021

Research article 20 Aug 2021

Research article | 20 Aug 2021

Quantifying location error to define uncertainty in volcanic mass flow hazard simulations

Stuart R. Mead et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-49', Anonymous Referee #1, 29 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Stuart Mead, 15 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-49', Jessica Ball, 04 May 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Stuart Mead, 15 Jun 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on nhess-2021-49', David Jessop, 04 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC3', Stuart Mead, 15 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (11 Jul 2021) by Giovanni Macedonio
AR by Stuart Mead on behalf of the Authors (12 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Jul 2021) by Giovanni Macedonio
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Short summary
Computer simulations can be used to estimate the flow path and inundation of volcanic mass flows; however, their accuracy needs to be appropriately measured and handled in order to determine hazard zones. This paper presents an approach to simulation accuracy assessment and hazard zonation with a volcanic debris avalanche as the benchmark. This method helped to identify and support key findings about errors in mass flow simulations, as well as potential end-use cases for hazard zonation.
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