Articles | Volume 18, issue 9
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 2331–2343, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-2331-2018
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 2331–2343, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-2331-2018
Research article
04 Sep 2018
Research article | 04 Sep 2018

Evaluation of predictive models for post-fire debris flow occurrence in the western United States

Efthymios I. Nikolopoulos et al.

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Debris flows, following wildfires, constitute a significant threat to downstream populations and infrastructure. Therefore, developing measures to reduce the vulnerability of local communities to debris flows is of paramount importance. This work proposes a new model for predicting post-fire debris flow occurrence on a regional scale and demonstrates that the proposed model has notably higher skill than the currently used approaches.
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