Advanced methods for flood estimation in a variable and changing environment
Advanced methods for flood estimation in a variable and changing environment
Editor(s): A. Loukas and T. Kjeldsen Overview paper
The purpose of the proposed special issue is to publish selected papers, after peer review, presented in the international conference “Advanced Methods for Flood Estimation in a Variable and Changing Environment”, which was held in Volos, Greece, 24–26 October 2012 ( ). The conference was part of the activities of the COST Action ES0901 “European Procedures for Flood Frequency Estimation – FloodFreq” ( The main objective of the action is to undertake a pan-European comparison and evaluation of methods for flood frequency estimation under the various climatological and geographical conditions found in Europe, and different levels of data availability. A scientific framework for assessing the ability of these methods to predict the impact of environmental change on future flood frequency characteristics (flood occurrence and magnitude) is developed and tested. The aim of the conference is to be a forum for the presentation of the findings of the action as well as research from scientists/engineers, not affiliated with the action, from Europe and to initiate discussion on the flood estimation and research presented at the conference as a set of guidelines for professionals involved in flood management in Europe. The papers, presented in the session, cover a wide range of topics such as statistical methods for flood frequency estimation, flood frequency analysis using rainfall-runoff methods, regional flood frequency analysis, predicting design floods in ungauged basins, analysis of historical floods, predicting and adapting to flood hazard and risk in a changing environment, statistical downscaling methods for projection of hydrological extremes, and risk-based design for flood management in a nonstationary environment.

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03 Sep 2014
Stochastic daily precipitation model with a heavy-tailed component
N. M. Neykov, P. N. Neytchev, and W. Zucchini
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 2321–2335,,, 2014
02 Jul 2014
Streamflow simulation methods for ungauged and poorly gauged watersheds
A. Loukas and L. Vasiliades
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1641–1661,,, 2014
28 May 2014
Flood risk assessment: concepts, modelling, applications
G. Tsakiris
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1361–1369,,, 2014
24 Jul 2014
Estimation of synthetic flood design hydrographs using a distributed rainfall–runoff model coupled with a copula-based single storm rainfall generator
A. Candela, G. Brigandì, and G. T. Aronica
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1819–1833,,, 2014
30 Oct 2014
Reassessing flood frequency for the Sussex Ouse, Lewes: the inclusion of historical flood information since AD 1650
N. Macdonald, T. R. Kjeldsen, I. Prosdocimi, and H. Sangster
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 2817–2828,,, 2014
05 Jun 2014
Flood design recipes vs. reality: can predictions for ungauged basins be trusted?
A. Efstratiadis, A. D. Koussis, D. Koutsoyiannis, and N. Mamassis
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1417–1428,,, 2014
23 Jun 2014
Projecting flood hazard under climate change: an alternative approach to model chains
J. M. Delgado, B. Merz, and H. Apel
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1579–1589,,, 2014
17 Mar 2014
Evaluating a mesoscale atmosphere model and a satellite-based algorithm in estimating extreme rainfall events in northwestern Turkey
I. Yucel and A. Onen
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 611–624,,, 2014
23 May 2014
Stochastic semi-continuous simulation for extreme flood estimation in catchments with combined rainfall–snowmelt flood regimes
D. Lawrence, E. Paquet, J. Gailhard, and A. K. Fleig
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1283–1298,,, 2014
01 Oct 2014
Methodology for flood frequency estimations in small catchments
V. David and T. Davidova
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 2655–2669,,, 2014
20 Jun 2014
Flood frequency analysis supported by the largest historical flood
W. G. Strupczewski, K. Kochanek, and E. Bogdanowicz
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1543–1551,,, 2014
18 Mar 2014
A hydro-sedimentary modeling system for flash flood propagation and hazard estimation under different agricultural practices
N. N. Kourgialas and G. P. Karatzas
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 625–634,,, 2014
16 May 2014
Non-stationarity in annual and seasonal series of peak flow and precipitation in the UK
I. Prosdocimi, T. R. Kjeldsen, and C. Svensson
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1125–1144,,, 2014
20 Feb 2014
A data-based comparison of flood frequency analysis methods used in France
K. Kochanek, B. Renard, P. Arnaud, Y. Aubert, M. Lang, T. Cipriani, and E. Sauquet
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 295–308,,, 2014
23 Dec 2013
Maximising the usefulness of flood risk assessment for the River Vistula in Warsaw
A. Kiczko, R. J. Romanowicz, M. Osuch, and E. Karamuz
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 3443–3455,,, 2013
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