Articles | Volume 21, issue 7
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2109–2124, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2109-2021
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2109–2124, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2109-2021

Research article 13 Jul 2021

Research article | 13 Jul 2021

Spatiotemporal clustering of flash floods in a changing climate (China, 1950–2015)

Nan Wang et al.

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This study exploits 66 years of flash flood disasters across China. The conclusions are as follows. The clustering procedure highlights distinct spatial and temporal patterns of flash flood disasters at different scales. There are distinguished seasonal, yearly and even long-term persistent flash flood behaviors of flash flood disasters. Finally, the decreased duration of clusters in the recent period indicates a possible activation induced by short-duration extreme rainfall events.
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