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HESS | Articles | Volume 23, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 393-403, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-393-2019
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 393-403, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-393-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Education and communication 22 Jan 2019

Education and communication | 22 Jan 2019

Flooded by jargon: how the interpretation of water-related terms differs between hydrology experts and the general audience

Gemma J. Venhuizen et al.
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Do experts attach the same meaning as laypeople to terms often used in hydrology such as "river", "flooding" and "downstream"? In this study a survey was completed by 34 experts and 119 laypeople to answer this question. We found that there are some profound differences between experts and laypeople: words like "river" and "river basin" turn out to have a different interpretation between the two groups. However, when using pictures there is much more agreement between the groups.
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