Articles | Volume 25, issue 12
Research article
20 Dec 2021
Research article |  | 20 Dec 2021

Possibilistic response surfaces: incorporating fuzzy thresholds into bottom-up flood vulnerability analysis

Thibaut Lachaut and Amaury Tilmant


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2020-646', Anonymous Referee #1, 03 Feb 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Thibaut Lachaut, 14 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2020-646', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Thibaut Lachaut, 14 Jun 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on hess-2020-646', Anonymous Referee #3, 20 May 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Thibaut Lachaut, 14 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (08 Jul 2021) by Ann van Griensven
AR by Thibaut Lachaut on behalf of the Authors (28 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (26 Oct 2021) by Ann van Griensven
Short summary
Response surfaces are increasingly used to identify the hydroclimatic conditions leading to a water resources system's failure. Partitioning the surface usually requires performance thresholds that are not necessarily crisp. We propose a methodology that combines the inherent uncertainty of response surfaces with the ambiguity of performance thresholds. The proposed methodology is illustrated with a multireservoir system in Canada for which some performance thresholds are imprecise.