Articles | Volume 22, issue 9
Brief communication
15 Sep 2022
Brief communication |  | 15 Sep 2022

Brief communication: Impact forecasting could substantially improve the emergency management of deadly floods: case study July 2021 floods in Germany

Heiko Apel, Sergiy Vorogushyn, and Bruno Merz

Data sets

Digitales Geländemodell Gitterweite 10 m (DGM10) Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie

Short summary
The paper presents a fast 2D hydraulic simulation model for flood propagation that enables operational forecasts of spatially distributed inundation depths, flood extent, flow velocities, and other flood impacts. The detailed spatial forecast of floods and flood impacts is a large step forward from the currently operational forecasts of discharges at selected gauges, thus enabling a more targeted flood management and early warning.
Final-revised paper