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DOI 10.1038/s41467-024-48065-y
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Title (Primary) High-resolution impact-based early warning system for riverine flooding
Author Najafi, H.; Shrestha, P.K.; Rakovec, O. ORCID logo ; Apel, H.; Vorogushyn, S.; Kumar, R. ORCID logo ; Thober, S.; Merz, B.; Samaniego, L. ORCID logo
Source Titel Nature Communications
Year 2024
Department CHS
Volume 15
Page From art. 3726
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
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Abstract Despite considerable advances in flood forecasting during recent decades, state-of-the-art, operational flood early warning systems (FEWS) need to be equipped with near-real-time inundation and impact forecasts and their associated uncertainties. High-resolution, impact-based flood forecasts provide insightful information for better-informed decisions and tailored emergency actions. Valuable information can now be provided to local authorities for risk-based decision-making by utilising high-resolution lead-time maps and potential impacts to buildings and infrastructures. Here, we demonstrate a comprehensive floodplain inundation hindcast of the 2021 European Summer Flood illustrating these possibilities for better disaster preparedness, offering a 17-hour lead time for informed and advisable actions.
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Najafi, H., Shrestha, P.K., Rakovec, O., Apel, H., Vorogushyn, S., Kumar, R., Thober, S., Merz, B., Samaniego, L. (2024):
High-resolution impact-based early warning system for riverine flooding
Nat. Commun. 15 , art. 3726 10.1038/s41467-024-48065-y