Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Methods for assessment of models
10 Oct 2019
Methods for assessment of models |  | 10 Oct 2019

What should we do when a model crashes? Recommendations for global sensitivity analysis of Earth and environmental systems models

Razi Sheikholeslami, Saman Razavi, and Amin Haghnegahdar


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Sep 2019) by Steve Easterbrook
Short summary
The ever-growing complexity of Earth and environmental system models can pose many types of software development and implementation issues such as parameter-induced simulation crashes, which are mainly caused by the violation of numerical stability conditions. Here, we introduce a new approach to handle crashed simulations when performing sensitivity analysis. Our results show that this approach can comply well with the dimensionality of the model, sample size, and the number of crashes.