Articles | Volume 20, issue 4
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 967–979, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-967-2020
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 967–979, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-967-2020

Research article 09 Apr 2020

Research article | 09 Apr 2020

The role of spatial dependence for large-scale flood risk estimation

Ayse Duha Metin et al.

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For effective risk management, flood risk should be properly assessed. Traditionally, risk is assessed by making the assumption of invariant flow or loss probabilities (the chance that a given discharge or loss is exceeded) within the river catchment during a single flood event. However, in reality, flooding is more severe in some regions than others. This study indicates the importance of representing the spatial dependence of flood peaks and damage for risk assessments.
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