Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 395–410, 2022
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 395–410, 2022
Research article
11 Feb 2022
Research article | 11 Feb 2022

A comparative flood damage and risk impact assessment of land use changes

Karen Gabriels et al.

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