Articles | Volume 19, issue 12
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2855–2877, 2019

Special issue: Hydroclimatic extremes and impacts at catchment to regional...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2855–2877, 2019
Research article
18 Dec 2019
Research article | 18 Dec 2019

Changes in flood damage with global warming on the eastern coast of Spain

Maria Cortès et al.

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The main objective of this paper is to estimate changes in the probability of damaging flood events with global warming of 1.5, 2 and 3 °C above pre-industrial levels and taking into account different socioeconomic scenarios in two western Mediterranean regions. The results show a general increase in the probability of a damaging event, with larger increments when higher warming is considered. Moreover, this increase is higher when both climate and population change are included.
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