Articles | Volume 19, issue 11
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-4707-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-4707-2015
Research article
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27 Nov 2015
Research article |  | 27 Nov 2015

Trends in floods in West Africa: analysis based on 11 catchments in the region

B. N. Nka, L. Oudin, H. Karambiri, J. E. Paturel, and P. Ribstein

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The region of West Africa is undergoing important climate and environmental changes affecting the magnitude and occurrence of floods. This study aims to analyze the evolution of flood hazard in the region and to find links between flood hazards pattern and rainfall or vegetation index patterns.