Hydro-meteorological extremes and hazards: vulnerability, risk, impacts, and mitigation
Hydro-meteorological extremes and hazards: vulnerability, risk, impacts, and mitigation
Editor(s): Francesco Marra, Elena Cristiano, Nadav Peleg, Federica Remondi, Efthymios Nikolopoulos, and Paolo Tarolli
Extreme hydro-meteorological events drive hazardous hydrologic and geomorphic responses, such as floods, landslides, and debris flows, which pose a significant threat to modern societies on a global scale. The continuous increase in population and urban settlements in hazard-prone areas in combination with evidence of changes in extreme weather events leads to a concerning increase in risks associated with weather-induced hazards. To improve resilience and to design more effective mitigation strategies, we need to better understand the aspects of vulnerability, risk, mitigation, and triggers that are associated with these hazards.

This special issue aims at gathering contributions on the most recent research advances on vulnerability analysis, risk estimation, impact assessment, mitigation policies, and communication strategies related to hydro-meteorological extremes.

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14 Feb 2024
CRHyME (Climatic Rainfall Hydrogeological Modelling Experiment): a new model for geo-hydrological hazard assessment at the basin scale
Andrea Abbate, Leonardo Mancusi, Francesco Apadula, Antonella Frigerio, Monica Papini, and Laura Longoni
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 501–537, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-24-501-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-24-501-2024, 2024
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14 Feb 2024
Investigation of historical severe storms and storm tides in the German Bight with century reanalysis data
Elke Magda Inge Meyer and Lidia Gaslikova
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 481–499, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-24-481-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-24-481-2024, 2024
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06 Feb 2024
Climate change impacts on regional fire weather in heterogeneous landscapes of central Europe
Julia Miller, Andrea Böhnisch, Ralf Ludwig, and Manuela I. Brunner
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 411–428, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-24-411-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-24-411-2024, 2024
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18 Jan 2024
Proposal for a new meteotsunami intensity index
Clare Lewis, Tim Smyth, Jess Neumann, and Hannah Cloke
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 121–131, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-24-121-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-24-121-2024, 2024
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17 Jan 2024
Spatial accessibility of emergency medical services under inclement weather: a case study in Beijing, China
Yuting Zhang, Kai Liu, Xiaoyong Ni, Ming Wang, Jianchun Zheng, Mengting Liu, and Dapeng Yu
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 63–77, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-24-63-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-24-63-2024, 2024
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22 Dec 2023
Total water levels along the South Atlantic Bight during three along-shelf propagating tropical cyclones: relative contributions of storm surge and wave runup
Chu-En Hsu, Katherine A. Serafin, Xiao Yu, Christie A. Hegermiller, John C. Warner, and Maitane Olabarrieta
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 3895–3912, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-3895-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-3895-2023, 2023
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18 Oct 2023
Landslide initiation thresholds in data-sparse regions: application to landslide early warning criteria in Sitka, Alaska, USA
Annette I. Patton, Lisa V. Luna, Joshua J. Roering, Aaron Jacobs, Oliver Korup, and Benjamin B. Mirus
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 3261–3284, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-3261-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-3261-2023, 2023
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27 Sep 2023
Sensitivity analysis of erosion on the landward slope of an earthen flood defense located in southern France submitted to wave overtopping
Clément Houdard, Adrien Poupardin, Philippe Sergent, Abdelkrim Bennabi, and Jena Jeong
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 3111–3124, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-3111-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-3111-2023, 2023
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25 Sep 2023
Analysis of flood warning and evacuation efficiency by comparing damage and life-loss estimates with real consequences related to the São Francisco tailings dam failure in Brazil
André Felipe Rocha Silva and Julian Cardoso Eleutério
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 3095–3110, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-3095-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-3095-2023, 2023
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19 Sep 2023
Transferability of machine learning-based modeling frameworks across flood events for hindcasting maximum river flood depths in coastal watersheds
Maryam Pakdehi, Ebrahim Ahmadisharaf, Behzad Nazari, and Eunsaem Cho
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2023-152,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2023-152, 2023
Revised manuscript under review for NHESS (discussion: final response, 4 comments)
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01 Sep 2023
Linking reported drought impacts with drought indices, water scarcity and aridity: the case of Kenya
Marleen R. Lam, Alessia Matanó, Anne F. Van Loon, Rhoda A. Odongo, Aklilu D. Teklesadik, Charles N. Wamucii, Marc J. C. van den Homberg, Shamton Waruru, and Adriaan J. Teuling
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 2915–2936, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-2915-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-2915-2023, 2023
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30 Aug 2023
Estimation of future rainfall extreme values by temperature-dependent disaggregation of climate model data
Niklas Ebers, Kai Schröter, and Hannes Müller-Thomy
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-1948,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-1948, 2023
Revised manuscript accepted for NHESS (discussion: final response, 6 comments)
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08 Aug 2023
Predictive Understanding of Socioeconomic Flood Impact in Data-Scarce Regions Based on Channel Properties and Storm Characteristics: Application in High Mountain Asia (HMA)
Mariam Khanam, Giulia Sofia, Wilmalis Rodriguez, Efthymios I. Nikolopoulos, Binghao Lu, Dongjin Song, and Emmanouil N. Anagnostou
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2023-120,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2023-120, 2023
Preprint under review for NHESS (discussion: final response, 6 comments)
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21 Jun 2023
Modeling compound flood risk and risk reduction using a globally applicable framework: a pilot in the Sofala province of Mozambique
Dirk Eilander, Anaïs Couasnon, Frederiek C. Sperna Weiland, Willem Ligtvoet, Arno Bouwman, Hessel C. Winsemius, and Philip J. Ward
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 2251–2272, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-2251-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-2251-2023, 2023
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06 Jun 2023
A methodological framework for the evaluation of short-range flash-flood hydrometeorological forecasts at the event scale
Maryse Charpentier-Noyer, Daniela Peredo, Axelle Fleury, Hugo Marchal, François Bouttier, Eric Gaume, Pierre Nicolle, Olivier Payrastre, and Maria-Helena Ramos
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 2001–2029, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-2001-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-2001-2023, 2023
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18 Apr 2023
An assessment of short–medium-term interventions using CAESAR-Lisflood in a post-earthquake mountainous area
Di Wang, Ming Wang, Kai Liu, and Jun Xie
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1409–1423, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-1409-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-1409-2023, 2023
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31 Mar 2023
Brief communication: The potential use of low-cost acoustic sensors to detect rainfall for short-term urban flood warnings
Nadav Peleg, Herminia Torelló-Sentelles, Grégoire Mariéthoz, Lionel Benoit, João P. Leitão, and Francesco Marra
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1233–1240, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-1233-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-1233-2023, 2023
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30 Mar 2023
Local perception and adaptation strategies to landslide occurrence in the Kivu catchment of Rwanda
Ma-Lyse Nema, Bachir Saley Mahaman, Arona Diedhiou, and Assiel Mugabe
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2023-47,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2023-47, 2023
Revised manuscript under review for NHESS (discussion: final response, 13 comments)
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22 Mar 2023
Rainfall thresholds estimation for shallow landslides in Peru from gridded daily data
Carlos Millán-Arancibia and Waldo Lavado-Casimiro
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1191–1206, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-1191-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-1191-2023, 2023
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21 Mar 2023
Catchment scale assessment of drought impact on environmental flow in the Indus Basin, Pakistan
Khalil Ur Rahman, Songhao Shang, Khaled Saeed Balkhair, Hamza Farooq Gabriel, Khan Zaib Jadoon, and Kifayat Zaman
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2023-4,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2023-4, 2023
Revised manuscript accepted for NHESS (discussion: closed, 4 comments)
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03 Feb 2023
Review article: Potential of nature-based solutions to mitigate hydro-meteorological risks in sub-Saharan Africa
Kirk B. Enu, Aude Zingraff-Hamed, Mohammad A. Rahman, Lindsay C. Stringer, and Stephan Pauleit
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 481–505, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-481-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-481-2023, 2023
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27 Jan 2023
Assessing the relationship between weather conditions and rockfall using terrestrial laser scanning to improve risk management
Tom Birien and Francis Gauthier
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 343–360, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-343-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-343-2023, 2023
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25 Jan 2023
Using principal component analysis to incorporate multi-layer soil moisture information in hydrometeorological thresholds for landslide prediction: an investigation based on ERA5-Land reanalysis data
Nunziarita Palazzolo, David J. Peres, Enrico Creaco, and Antonino Cancelliere
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 279–291, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-279-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-23-279-2023, 2023
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07 Nov 2022
Potential of satellite-derived hydro-meteorological information for landslide initiation thresholds in Rwanda
Judith Uwihirwe, Alessia Riveros, Hellen Wanjala, Jaap Schellekens, Frederiek Sperna Weiland, Markus Hrachowitz, and Thom A. Bogaard
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3641–3661, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-3641-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-3641-2022, 2022
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02 Sep 2022
Comprehensive space–time hydrometeorological simulations for estimating very rare floods at multiple sites in a large river basin
Daniel Viviroli, Anna E. Sikorska-Senoner, Guillaume Evin, Maria Staudinger, Martina Kauzlaric, Jérémy Chardon, Anne-Catherine Favre, Benoit Hingray, Gilles Nicolet, Damien Raynaud, Jan Seibert, Rolf Weingartner, and Calvin Whealton
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2891–2920, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-2891-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-2891-2022, 2022
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