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Volume 21, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 571–588, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-571-2017
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 571–588, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-571-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 27 Jan 2017

Research article | 27 Jan 2017

Quantifying uncertainty on sediment loads using bootstrap confidence intervals

Johanna I. F. Slaets et al.

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Determining measures of uncertainty on loads is not trivial, as a load is a product of concentration and discharge per time point, summed up over time. A bootstrap approach enables the calculation of confidence intervals on constituent loads. Ignoring the uncertainty on the discharge will typically underestimate the width of 95 % confidence intervals by around 10 %. Furthermore, confidence intervals are asymmetric, with the largest uncertainty on the upper limit.
Determining measures of uncertainty on loads is not trivial, as a load is a product of...
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