Propagating boundary uncertainties using polynomial expansions


Journal Article

The method of polynomial chaos expansions is illustrated by showing how uncertainties in boundary conditions specifying the flow from the Caribbean Sea into the Gulf of Mexico manifest as uncertainties in a model's simulation of the Gulf's surface elevation field. The method, which has been used for a variety of engineering applications, is explained within an oceanographic context and its advantages and disadvantages are discussed. The method's utility requires that the spatially and temporally varying uncertainties of the inflow be characterized by a small number of independent random variables, which here correspond to amplitudes of spatiotemporal modes inferred from an available boundary climatology. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

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Cited Authors

  • Thacker, WC; Srinivasan, A; Iskandarani, M; Knio, OM; Hénaff, ML

Published Date

  • January 16, 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43-44 /

Start / End Page

  • 52 - 63

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1463-5003

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.11.011

Citation Source

  • Scopus