Articles | Volume 21, issue 7
Technical note
06 Jul 2017
Technical note |  | 06 Jul 2017

Technical note: Design flood under hydrological uncertainty

Anna Botto, Daniele Ganora, Pierluigi Claps, and Francesco Laio

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The paper provides an easy-to-use implementation of the UNCODE framework, which allows one to estimate the design flood value by directly accounting for sample uncertainty. Other than a design tool, this methodology is also a practical way to quantify the value of data in the design process.