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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, Alfredo Pérez-Morales, and Francisco Lopez-Martinez

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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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