Articles | Volume 22, issue 5
Research article
08 May 2018
Research article |  | 08 May 2018

Effects of variability in probable maximum precipitation patterns on flood losses

Andreas Paul Zischg, Guido Felder, Rolf Weingartner, Niall Quinn, Gemma Coxon, Jeffrey Neal, Jim Freer, and Paul Bates

Data sets

LISFLOOD-FP. Model description and download P. Bates

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.