Articles | Volume 19, issue 5
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1041–1053, 2019

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

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1041–1053, 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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