Articles | Volume 21, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2219–2232, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2219-2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2219–2232, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-2219-2017
Research article
26 Apr 2017
Research article | 26 Apr 2017

Topography- and nightlight-based national flood risk assessment in Canada

Amin Elshorbagy et al.

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Flood mapping is one of Canada's major national interests. This work presents a simple and effective method for large-scale flood hazard and risk mapping, applied in this study to Canada. Readily available data, such as remote sensing night-light data, topography, and stream network were used to create the maps.