Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 5143–5163, 2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 5143–5163, 2017

Research article 12 Oct 2017

Research article | 12 Oct 2017

Impacts of spatial resolution and representation of flow connectivity on large-scale simulation of floods

Cherry May R. Mateo et al.

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Providing large-scale (regional or global) simulation of floods at fine spatial resolution is difficult due to computational constraints but is necessary to provide consistent estimates of hazards, especially in data-scarce regions. We assessed the capability of an advanced global-scale river model to simulate an extreme flood at fine resolution. We found that when multiple flow connections in rivers are represented, the model can provide reliable fine-resolution predictions of flood inundation.