Articles | Volume 6, issue 3
Research article
06 Sep 2023
Research article |  | 06 Sep 2023

Understanding representations of uncertainty, an eye-tracking study – Part 1: The effect of anchoring

Kelsey J. Mulder, Louis Williams, Matthew Lickiss, Alison Black, Andrew Charlton-Perez, Rachel McCloy, and Eugene McSorley


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-927', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 Nov 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-927', Anonymous Referee #2, 20 Dec 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (13 Feb 2023) by Steven Rogers
AR by Eugene McSorley on behalf of the Authors (23 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Mar 2023) by Steven Rogers
ED: Publish as is (06 Mar 2023) by Solmaz Mohadjer (Executive editor)
AR by Eugene McSorley on behalf of the Authors (07 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
It is vital that uncertainty in environmental forecasting is graphically presented to enable people to use and interpret it correctly. Using novel eye-tracking methods, we show that where people look and the decisions they make are both strongly influenced by construction of forecast representations common in presentations of environmental data. This suggests that forecasters should construct their presentations carefully so that they help people to extract important information more easily.
Final-revised paper