Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Research article
20 Mar 2017
Research article |  | 20 Mar 2017

High-magnitude flooding across Britain since AD 1750

Neil Macdonald and Heather Sangster


Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (05 Feb 2015) by Andrea Kiss
AR by Neil Macdonald on behalf of the Authors (20 Jul 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Jul 2016) by Andrea Kiss
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (06 Aug 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (01 Oct 2016)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (01 Oct 2016) by Andrea Kiss
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (27 Jan 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 Feb 2017) by Andrea Kiss
AR by Neil Macdonald on behalf of the Authors (14 Feb 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We use historical records to extend current understanding of flood risk, examining past spatial and temporal variability and ask are the perceived high-magnitude flood events witnessed in recent years really unprecedented? We identify that there are statistically significant relationships between the British flood index and climatic drivers, whereby the largest floods often transcend single catchments affecting regions and that the current flood-rich period is not unprecedented.