Articles | Volume 22, issue 4
Research article
19 Apr 2022
Research article |  | 19 Apr 2022

A performance-based approach to quantify atmospheric river flood risk

Corinne Bowers, Katherine A. Serafin, and Jack Baker


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-337', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Dec 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Corinne Bowers, 03 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-337', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Jan 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Corinne Bowers, 03 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish as is (08 Mar 2022) by Olga Petrucci
AR by Corinne Bowers on behalf of the Authors (15 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Atmospheric rivers (ARs) cause significant flooding on the US west coast. We present a new Performance-based Atmospheric River Risk Analysis (PARRA) framework that connects models of atmospheric forcings, hydrologic impacts, and economic consequences to better estimate losses from AR-induced river flooding. We apply the PARRA framework to a case study in Sonoma County, CA, USA, and show that the framework can quantify the potential benefit of flood mitigation actions such as home elevation.
Final-revised paper