Articles | Volume 20, issue 10
Research article
06 Oct 2020
Research article |  | 06 Oct 2020

Building hazard maps with differentiated risk perception for flood impact assessment

Punit K. Bhola, Jorge Leandro, and Markus Disse

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In operational flood risk management, a single best model is used to assess the impact of flooding, which might misrepresent uncertainties in the modelling process. We have used quantified uncertainties in flood forecasting to generate flood hazard maps that were combined based on different exceedance probability scenarios with the purpose to differentiate impacts of flooding and to account for uncertainties in flood hazard maps that can be used by decision makers.
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