Articles | Volume 20, issue 11
Research article
09 Nov 2020
Research article |  | 09 Nov 2020

Are flood damage models converging to “reality”? Lessons learnt from a blind test

Daniela Molinari, Anna Rita Scorzini, Chiara Arrighi, Francesca Carisi, Fabio Castelli, Alessio Domeneghetti, Alice Gallazzi, Marta Galliani, Frédéric Grelot, Patric Kellermann, Heidi Kreibich, Guilherme S. Mohor, Markus Mosimann, Stephanie Natho, Claire Richert, Kai Schroeter, Annegret H. Thieken, Andreas Paul Zischg, and Francesco Ballio


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (01 Jun 2020) by Daniele Giordan
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (24 Jun 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Jul 2020) by Daniele Giordan
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (02 Aug 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #5 (16 Aug 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Sep 2020) by Daniele Giordan
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (16 Sep 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (02 Oct 2020) by Daniele Giordan
Short summary
Flood risk management requires a realistic estimation of flood losses. However, the capacity of available flood damage models to depict real damages is questionable. With a joint effort of eight research groups, the objective of this study was to compare the performances of nine models for the estimation of flood damage to buildings. The comparison provided more objective insights on the transferability of the models and on the reliability of their estimations.
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