Readings for Week 8


Wed., Feb. 28

Please read Zarekarizi et al. (2020).

  1. Create a table of the uncertainties considered, why they are important, and how they are treated in the paper. Be prepared to share your table with the class.
  2. What objectives are considered in the paper? Why might it be difficult to combine these objectives into a single objective function?
  3. What processes or phenomena are omitted from the model? What are the potential impacts of these omissions?


Zarekarizi, M., Srikrishnan, V., & Keller, K. (2020). Neglecting uncertainties biases house-elevation decisions to manage riverine flood risks. Nature Communications, 11(1, 1), 5361.