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Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1983–2000, 2021
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Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1983–2000, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-1983-2021
Research article
02 Jul 2021
Research article | 02 Jul 2021

Implementation of WRF-Hydro at two drainage basins in the region of Attica, Greece, for operational flood forecasting

Elissavet Galanaki et al.

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A two-way coupled hydrometeorological model (WRF-Hydro) is used for flood forecasting purposes in medium-catchment-size basins in Greece. The results showed the capability of WRF-Hydro to adequately simulate the observed discharge and the slight improvement in terms of quantitative precipitation forecasting compared to the WRF-only simulations.
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