Articles | Volume 22, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2759–2773, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-2759-2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2759–2773, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-2759-2018

Research article 08 May 2018

Research article | 08 May 2018

Effects of variability in probable maximum precipitation patterns on flood losses

Andreas Paul Zischg et al.

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LISFLOOD-FP. Model description and download P. Bates http://www.bristol.ac.uk/geography/research/hydrology/models/lisflood/

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Short summary
We developed a model experiment and distributed different rainfall patterns over a mountain river basin. For each rainfall scenario, we computed the flood losses with a model chain. The experiment shows that flood losses vary considerably within the river basin and depend on the timing of the flood peaks from the basin's sub-catchments. Basin-specific characteristics such as the location of the main settlements within the floodplains play an additional important role in determining flood losses.