Some examples of the communication of risk and uncertainty


  • 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)


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.