Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 661–678, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-661-2019

Special issue: Flood risk assessment and management

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 661–678, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-661-2019

Research article 29 Mar 2019

Research article | 29 Mar 2019

Testing empirical and synthetic flood damage models: the case of Italy

Mattia Amadio et al.

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Short summary
Flood risk management relies on assessments performed using flood loss models of different complexities. We compared the performances of expert-based and empirical damage models on three major flood events in northern Italy. Our findings suggest that multivariate models have better potential to provide reliable damage estimates if extensive ancillary characterisation data are available. Expert-based approaches are better suited for transferability compared to empirically based approaches.
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