Articles | Volume 23, issue 1
Research article
17 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 17 Jan 2023

How uncertain are precipitation and peak flow estimates for the July 2021 flooding event?

Mohamed Saadi, Carina Furusho-Percot, Alexandre Belleflamme, Ju-Yu Chen, Silke Trömel, and Stefan Kollet


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'referee comment on nhess-2022-111', Anonymous Referee #1, 03 May 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Mohamed Saadi, 18 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2022-111', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Jun 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Mohamed Saadi, 18 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (08 Sep 2022) by Heidi Kreibich
AR by Mohamed Saadi on behalf of the Authors (16 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Sep 2022) by Heidi Kreibich
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (01 Nov 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (20 Dec 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (20 Dec 2022) by Heidi Kreibich
AR by Mohamed Saadi on behalf of the Authors (21 Dec 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
On 14 July 2021, heavy rainfall fell over central Europe, causing considerable damage and human fatalities. We analyzed how accurate our estimates of rainfall and peak flow were for these flooding events in western Germany. We found that the rainfall estimates from radar measurements were improved by including polarimetric variables and their vertical gradients. Peak flow estimates were highly uncertain due to uncertainties in hydrological model parameters and rainfall measurements.
Final-revised paper