Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2921–2948, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2921-2021
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2921–2948, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2921-2021

Research article 30 Sep 2021

Research article | 30 Sep 2021

Global riverine flood risk – how do hydrogeomorphic floodplain maps compare to flood hazard maps?

Sara Lindersson et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-136', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Jun 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Sara Lindersson, 28 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-136', Francesco Dottori, 25 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Sara Lindersson, 28 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (30 Jun 2021) by Olga Petrucci
AR by Sara Lindersson on behalf of the Authors (17 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (01 Sep 2021) by Olga Petrucci
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Short summary
Riverine flood risk assessments require the identification of areas prone to potential flooding. We find that (topography-based) hydrogeomorphic floodplain maps can in many cases be useful for riverine flood risk assessments, particularly where hydrologic data are scarce. For 26 countries across the global south, we also demonstrate how dataset choice influences the estimated number of people living within flood-prone zones.
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