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https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2023-173
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2023-173
12 Oct 2023
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Status: a revised version of this preprint was accepted for the journal NHESS and is expected to appear here in due course.

Brief communication: Storm Daniel Flood Impact in Greece 2023: Mapping Crop and Livestock Exposure from SAR

Kang He, Qing Yang, Xinyi Shen, Elias Dimitriou, Angeliki Mentzafou, Christina Papadaki, Maria Stoumboudi, and Emmanouil N. Anagnostou

Abstract. For this communication, we analyzed the crop area and numbers of livestock exposed to flooding from the historic precipitation caused by storm Daniel in central Greece on September 3–8, 2023. We derived from the near-real-time RAdar-Produced Inundation Diary (RAPID) system an inundated area totaling 1,150 km2, located mainly in the Thessalian plain. By overlaying a land cover map on the RAPID inundation map, we found that ~820 km2 (70 %) of the inundated area was agricultural land. A detailed distribution map of crop type and animal farms revealed that the crop most affected by the flooding was cotton; the inundated area of more than 282 km2 comprised ~30 % of the total area planted with cotton in central Greece. In terms of livestock, we estimated more than 14,000 ornithoids and 21,500 sheep and goats were affected. Consequences for agriculture and animal husbandry in Greece are expected to be severe.

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Kang He, Qing Yang, Xinyi Shen, Elias Dimitriou, Angeliki Mentzafou, Christina Papadaki, Maria Stoumboudi, and Emmanouil N. Anagnostou

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  • RC1: 'Review for the “Storm Daniel Flood Impact in Greece 2023: Mapping Crop and Livestock Exposure from SAR”', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Jan 2024
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Emmanouil Anagnostou, 28 Mar 2024
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2023-173', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Feb 2024
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Emmanouil Anagnostou, 28 Mar 2024

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Review for the “Storm Daniel Flood Impact in Greece 2023: Mapping Crop and Livestock Exposure from SAR”', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Jan 2024
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Emmanouil Anagnostou, 28 Mar 2024
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2023-173', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Feb 2024
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Emmanouil Anagnostou, 28 Mar 2024
Kang He, Qing Yang, Xinyi Shen, Elias Dimitriou, Angeliki Mentzafou, Christina Papadaki, Maria Stoumboudi, and Emmanouil N. Anagnostou
Kang He, Qing Yang, Xinyi Shen, Elias Dimitriou, Angeliki Mentzafou, Christina Papadaki, Maria Stoumboudi, and Emmanouil N. Anagnostou

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This is a very first manuscript focussing on the impact of the extreme precipitation event over Greece in September 2023. The analysis on the crop area and numbers of livestock exposed to flooding from the historic precipitation caused by storm Daniel in central Greece on September 3–8, 2023 should be of wider interest for the scientific community, the broader public and the media.
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~820 km2 of agricultural land is inundated in central Greece due to storm Daniel flood. A detailed analysis revealed that the crop most affected by the flooding was cotton; the inundated area of more than 282 km2 comprised ~30 % of the total area planted with cotton in central Greece. In terms of livestock, we estimated more than 14,000 ornithoids and 21,500 sheep and goats were affected. Consequences for agriculture and animal husbandry in Greece are expected to be severe.
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