Articles | Volume 19, issue 5
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1041–1053, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-1041-2019

Special issue: Global- and continental-scale risk assessment for natural...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1041–1053, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-1041-2019

Research article 16 May 2019

Research article | 16 May 2019

Stochastic generation of spatially coherent river discharge peaks for continental event-based flood risk assessment

Dirk Diederen et al.

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Discharge waves in major European rivers for pan-European flood risk assessment D. Diederen https://doi.org/10.5446/40894

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Floods affect many communities and cause a large amount of damage worldwide. Since we choose to live in natural flood plains and are unable to prevent all floods, a system of insurance and reinsurance was set up. For these institutes to not fail, estimates are required of the frequency of large-scale flood events. We explore a new method to obtain a large catalogue of synthetic, spatially coherent, large-scale river discharge events, using a recent (gridded) European discharge data set.
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