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https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-2491-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-2491-2022
Research article
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03 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 03 Aug 2022

Multilevel multifidelity Monte Carlo methods for assessing uncertainty in coastal flooding

Mariana C. A. Clare, Tim W. B. Leijnse, Robert T. McCall, Ferdinand L. M. Diermanse, Colin J. Cotter, and Matthew D. Piggott

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Assessing uncertainty is computationally expensive because it requires multiple runs of expensive models. We take the novel approach of assessing uncertainty from coastal flooding using a multilevel multifidelity (MLMF) method which combines the efficiency of less accurate models with the accuracy of more expensive models at different resolutions. This significantly reduces the computational cost but maintains accuracy, making previously unfeasible real-world studies possible.
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