Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 461–480, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-461-2022
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 461–480, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-461-2022

Research article 16 Feb 2022

Research article | 16 Feb 2022

Flash flood warnings in context: combining local knowledge and large-scale hydro-meteorological patterns

Agathe Bucherie 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-2021-107', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Agathe Bucherie, 24 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-107', Anonymous Referee #2, 14 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Agathe Bucherie, 24 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (25 Sep 2021) by Maria-Carmen Llasat
AR by Agathe Bucherie on behalf of the Authors (08 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Oct 2021) by Maria-Carmen Llasat
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (01 Nov 2021)
ED: Publish as is (18 Dec 2021) by Maria-Carmen Llasat
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Short summary
Local communities in northern Malawi have well-developed knowledge of the conditions leading to flash floods, spatially and temporally. Scientific analysis of catchment geomorphology and global reanalysis datasets corroborates this local knowledge, underlining the potential of these large-scale scientific datasets. Combining local knowledge with contemporary scientific datasets provides a common understanding of flash flood events, contributing to a more people-centred warning to flash floods.
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