Articles | Volume 22, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3761–3775, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3761-2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3761–3775, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3761-2018

Research article 16 Jul 2018

Research article | 16 Jul 2018

Defining and analyzing the frequency and severity of flood events to improve risk management from a reinsurance standpoint

Elliott P. Morrill and Joseph F. Becker

Viewed

Total article views: 2,157 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total Supplement BibTeX EndNote
1,404 717 36 2,157 145 45 55
  • HTML: 1,404
  • PDF: 717
  • XML: 36
  • Total: 2,157
  • Supplement: 145
  • BibTeX: 45
  • EndNote: 55
Views and downloads (calculated since 27 Jun 2017)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 27 Jun 2017)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 2,069 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 2,058 with geography defined and 11 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 

Cited

Latest update: 08 Dec 2021
Download
Short summary
The goal of the paper was to develop a method to identify the length and severity of flood events for (re)insurance and risk management usage. We took publically available nationwide discharge data from the USGS to apply our method to. We were able to define a peak and a threshold for each individual site, which served as the basis of our method. The hope was that the method would help replace the current standard hours clause and hopefully improve how flood insurance is covered internationally.