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Volume 20, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1737–1749, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-1737-2016
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1737–1749, 2016
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Education and communication 04 May 2016

Education and communication | 04 May 2016

A "mental models" approach to the communication of subsurface hydrology and hazards

Hazel Gibson et al.
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This paper provides empirical evidence for the value of using a psychology-based approach to communication of hydrology and hazards. It demonstrates the use of the "mental models" approach to risk assessment used in a regional geoscience context to explore the conceptions of the geological subsurface between experts and non-experts, and how that impacts on communication.
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