Articles | Volume 19, issue 9
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1955–1971, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-1955-2019
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1955–1971, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-1955-2019

Research article 05 Sep 2019

Research article | 05 Sep 2019

SMC-Flood database: a high-resolution press database on flood cases for the Spanish Mediterranean coast (1960–2015)

Salvador Gil-Guirado et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (08 Jun 2019) by Maria-Carmen Llasat
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Aug 2019) by Maria-Carmen Llasat
AR by Salvador Gil-Guirado on behalf of the Authors (14 Aug 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
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In this study the SMC-Flood database for the municipalities of the Mediterranean coast of mainland Spain is presented. This database has enabled the reconstruction of 3008 cases of flooding on a municipal scale between 1960 and 2015. The data analysis reveals a growing trend in the frequency and area affected by flood cases. The main novelty lies in the fact that we have detected a clear latitudinal gradient of growing intensity and severity of flood cases with a north–south direction.
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