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Title (Primary) Assessing the propagation of uncertainties in multi-objective optimization for agro-ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Author Holzkämper, A.; Klein, T.; Seppelt, R.; Fuhrer, J.;
Journal Environmental Modelling & Software
Year 2015
Department CLE;
Volume 66
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T12;
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Keywords Crop model parameter uncertainty; Climate model uncertainty; Multi-objective optimization; Adaptation planning; Western Switzerland
UFZ wide themes RU1
Abstract It is widely acknowledged that uncertainty needs to be accounted for in climate impact studies, be it in scenario analyses or optimization applications. In this study we investigate how climate and crop model uncertainties affect multi-objective optimization outputs aiming to identify optimum agricultural management adaptations for Western Switzerland. Results are visualized by ternary plots that map optimum management measures, crop yield, erosion and leaching with associated uncertainties for navigating through the optimum adaptation space. We find that the relevance of climate model vs. parameter uncertainty can differ substantially depending on the prioritization of objectives and local conditions. The optimum choice of irrigation level was found to be the decision variable subject to greatest uncertainty particularly on coarser soil. This finding suggests that for the long-term planning of irrigation infrastructure and management, a robust adaptation approach is required for approaching unavoidable uncertainty from a risk management perspective.
ID 15958
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=15958
Holzkämper, A., Klein, T., Seppelt, R., Fuhrer, J. (2015):
Assessing the propagation of uncertainties in multi-objective optimization for agro-ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Environ. Modell. Softw. 66 , 27 - 35