The uncertainty is as important a part of the result as the estimate itself… . An estimate without a standard error is practically meaningless. Jeffreys (1967)
Special Issue Paper
Some examples of the communication of risk and uncertainty†
Article first published online: 12 FEB 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Special Issue: TIES 2008: Quantitative methods for environmental sustainability
Volume 21, Issue 7-8, pages 719–727, November - December 2010
How to Cite
Brillinger, D. R. (2010), Some examples of the communication of risk and uncertainty. Environmetrics, 21: 719–727. doi: 10.1002/env.1040
- Issue published online: 12 FEB 2010
- Article first published online: 12 FEB 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 DEC 2009
- Manuscript Received: 7 DEC 2008
- NSF. Grant Numbers: DMS-0504162, DMS-0707157
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Definitions are set down and results of analyses of communication of risk and uncertainty are presented for the fields of wildfires, earthquakes and space debris. These are all fields of some societal importance. Also there is discussion of methods of evaluating and displaying estimates of risk estimates' uncertainty. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.