Articles | Volume 21, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 897–921, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-897-2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 897–921, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-897-2017
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Rapid attribution of the August 2016 flood-inducing extreme precipitation in south Louisiana to climate change

Karin van der Wiel et al.

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During August 2016, heavy precipitation led to devastating floods in south Louisiana, USA. Here, we analyze the climatological statistics of the precipitation event, as defined by its 3-day total over 12–14 August. Using observational data and high-resolution global coupled model experiments, we find for a comparable event on the central US Gulf Coast an average return period of about 30 years and the odds being increased by at least 1.4 since 1900 due to anthropogenic climate change.