Articles | Volume 23, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 5059–5068, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-5059-2019
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 5059–5068, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-5059-2019

Technical note 16 Dec 2019

Technical note | 16 Dec 2019

Technical note: Uncertainty in multi-source partitioning using large tracer data sets

Alicia Correa et al.

Model code and software

MatLab code to calculate fractions of contribution to the mixture and associated uncertainties A. Correa, D. Ochoa-Tocachi, and C. Birkel https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3518700

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Short summary
The applications and availability of large tracer data sets have vastly increased in recent years leading to research into the contributions of multiple sources to a mixture. We introduce a method based on Taylor series approximation to estimate the uncertainties of such sources' contributions. The method is illustrated with examples of hydrology (14 tracers) and a MATLAB code is provided for reproducibility. This method can be generalized to any number of tracers across a range of disciplines.