Articles | Volume 26, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 1319–1340, 2022
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 1319–1340, 2022

Research article 09 Mar 2022

Research article | 09 Mar 2022

Coupled effects of observation and parameter uncertainty on urban groundwater infrastructure decisions

Marina R. L. Mautner et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-535', Anonymous Referee #1, 08 Dec 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Marina Mautner, 09 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-535', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 Jan 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Marina Mautner, 09 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish as is (09 Feb 2022) by Nadia Ursino
AR by Marina Mautner on behalf of the Authors (12 Feb 2022)  Author's response
Short summary
Sensitivity analysis can be harnessed to evaluate effects of model uncertainties on planning outcomes. This study explores how observation and parameter uncertainty propagate through a hydrogeologic model to influence the ranking of decision alternatives. Using global sensitivity analysis and evaluation of aquifer management objectives, we evaluate how physical properties of the model and choice of observations for calibration can lead to variations in decision-relevant model outputs.