Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-475-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-475-2015
Research article
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09 Mar 2015
Research article |  | 09 Mar 2015

How useful and reliable are disaster databases in the context of climate and global change? A comparative case study analysis in Peru

C. Huggel, A. Raissig, M. Rohrer, G. Romero, A. Diaz, and N. Salzmann

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Three different disaster databases are analyzed for detection of decadal spatiotemporal changes in the Andes of Peru. We find large variations in the disaster metrics depending on the database. We recommend that the type, method and source of documentation should be carefully evaluated for any analysis of disaster databases; reporting criteria should be improved and documentation efforts strengthened.
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