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Volume 21, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 4517–4524, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4517-2017
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Special issue: Sub-seasonal to seasonal hydrological forecasting

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 4517–4524, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4517-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Research article 11 Sep 2017

Research article | 11 Sep 2017

Should seasonal rainfall forecasts be used for flood preparedness?

Erin Coughlan de Perez et al.

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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (02 Jun 2017) by Q.J. Wang
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ED: Publish as is (20 Jul 2017) by Q.J. Wang
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Disaster managers would like to use seasonal forecasts to anticipate flooding months in advance. However, current seasonal forecasts give information on rainfall instead of flooding. Here, we find that the number of extreme events, rather than total rainfall, is most related to flooding in different regions of Africa. We recommend several forecast adjustments and research opportunities that would improve flood information at the seasonal timescale in different regions.
Disaster managers would like to use seasonal forecasts to anticipate flooding months in advance....
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