Articles | Volume 17, issue 12
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 2199–2211, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-2199-2017
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 2199–2211, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-2199-2017

Research article 08 Dec 2017

Research article | 08 Dec 2017

Climate change impacts on flood risk and asset damages within mapped 100-year floodplains of the contiguous United States

Cameron Wobus et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (17 Jul 2017) by Paolo Tarolli
AR by Cameron Wobus on behalf of the Authors (11 Aug 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Aug 2017) by Paolo Tarolli
RR by Simon Dixon (06 Sep 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (02 Oct 2017)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (02 Oct 2017) by Paolo Tarolli
AR by Cameron Wobus on behalf of the Authors (06 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Oct 2017) by Paolo Tarolli
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (24 Oct 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 Oct 2017) by Paolo Tarolli
AR by Cameron Wobus on behalf of the Authors (27 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 Oct 2017) by Paolo Tarolli
AR by Cameron Wobus on behalf of the Authors (30 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
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We linked modeled changes in the frequency of historical 100-year flood events to a national inventory of built assets within mapped floodplains of the United States. This allowed us to project changes in inland flooding damages nationwide under two alternative greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions scenarios. Our results suggest that more aggressive GHG reductions could reduce the projected monetary damages from inland flooding, potentially saving billions of dollars annually by the end of the century.
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