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PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON UNCERTAINTY, SENSITIVITY, AND PARAMETER ESTIMATION FOR MULTIMEDIA ENVIRONMENTAL MODELING. EPA/600/R-04/117, NUREG/CP-0187, ERDC SR-04-2.
NICHOLSON, T. J., J. E. BABENDREIER, P. D. MEYER, S. MOHANTY, B. B. HICKS, AND G. H. LEAVESLEY. PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON UNCERTAINTY, SENSITIVITY, AND PARAMETER ESTIMATION FOR MULTIMEDIA ENVIRONMENTAL MODELING. EPA/600/R-04/117, NUREG/CP-0187, ERDC SR-04-2. International Workshop on Uncertainty, Sensitivity, and Parameter Estimation for Multimedia Environmental Modeling, Rockville, MD, August 19 - 21, 2003. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC, 258 pgs., (2004).
The primary goals are to: (1) Construct a 400-node PC-based supercomputing cluster supporting Windows and Linux computer operating systems (i.e. SuperMUSE: Supercomputer for Model Uncertainty and Sensitivity Evaluation); (2) Develop platform-independent system software for the management of SuperMUSE and parallelization of EPA models and modeling systems for implementation on SuperMUSE (and other PC-based clusters); (3) Conduct uncertainty and sensitivity analyses of the 3MRA modeling system; (4) Develop advanced algorithmic software for advanced statistical sampling methods, and screening, localized, and global sensitivity analyses; and (5) Provide customer-oriented model applications for probabilistic risk assessment supporting quality assurance in multimedia decision-making.
An International Workshop on Uncertainty, Sensitivity, and Parameter Estimation for Multimedia Environmental Modeling was held August 1921, 2003, at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, USA. The workshop was organized and convened by the Federal Working Group on Uncertainty and Parameter Estimation, and sponsored by the Federal Interagency Steering Committee on Multimedia Environmental Models (ISCMEM). The workshop themes were parameter estimation, sensitivity analysis, and uncertainty analysis relevant to environmental modeling. The workshop objectives were to facilitate communication among U.S. Federal agencies conducting research on the workshop themes; obtain up-to-date information from invited technical experts; actively discuss the state-of-the-science in the workshop themes; and identify opportunities for pursuing new approaches. The invited presenters focused on methods to identify, evaluate, and compare both existing and newly developed strategies and tools for parameter estimation, sensitivity and uncertainty analyses. Discussions explored how these strategies and tools could be used to better understand and characterize the sources of uncertainty in environmental modeling, and approaches to quantify them through comparative analysis of model simulations and monitoring.