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Global flood modeling: statistical estimation of Peak-flow magnitude


Duration: February 2006 - on-going

The scope of the present paper is to describe an exploratory analysis on the feasibility of a global flood hazard modeling, which would enable further studies on human vulnerability. Peak-flow magnitude estimates enable the computation of corresponding flooded areas using Manning’s equation and GISprocessing. This “regression method” is processed on two test-zones situated in North and South America.

Data credit(s): Christian Herold (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva), Frédéric Mouton (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva)

GRID unit: Global Change and Vulnerability

UNEP region: Global

UNEP priorities:  Disasters and Conflicts

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