Articles | Volume 21, issue 5
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1513–1530, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-1513-2021
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1513–1530, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-1513-2021

Review article 17 May 2021

Review article | 17 May 2021

Review article: A systematic review and future prospects of flood vulnerability indices

Luana Lavagnoli Moreira et al.

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The review of flood vulnerability indices revealed that (1) temporal dynamic aspects were often disregarded, (2) coping and adaptive capacity indicators were frequently ignored, as obtaining these data demand time and effort, and (3) most studies neither applied sensitivity (90.5 %) or uncertainty analyses (96.8 %) nor validated the results (86.3 %). The study highlights the importance of addressing these gaps to produce scientifically rigorous and comparable research.
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