Journal article

Global sensitivity analysis for uncertainty quantification in fire spread models

Ujjwal KC, Jagannath Aryal, Saurabh Garg, James Hilton

Environmental Modelling & Software | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021

Abstract

Environmental models involve inherent uncertainties, the understanding of which is required for use by practitioners. One method of uncertainty quantification is global sensitivity analysis (GSA), which has been extensively used in environmental modeling. The suitability GSA methods depends on the model, implementation, and computational complexity. Thus, We present a comparative analysis of different GSA methods (Morris, Sobol, FAST, and PAWN) applied to empirical fire spread models (Dry Eucalypt and Rothermel) and explain their implications. GSA methods such as PAWN, may not be able to explain all the interactions whereas methods such as Sobol can result high computational costs for models..

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