Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 417–436, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-417-2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 417–436, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-417-2018

Research article 18 Jan 2018

Research article | 18 Jan 2018

The role of storm scale, position and movement in controlling urban flood response

Marie-Claire ten Veldhuis et al.

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The effect of storm scale and movement on runoff flows in urban catchments remains poorly understood due to the complexity of urban land use and man-made infrastructure. In this study, interactions among rainfall, urbanisation and peak flows were analyzed based on 15 years of radar rainfall and flow observations. We found that flow-path networks strongly smoothed rainfall peaks. Unexpectedly, the storm position relative to impervious cover within the basins had little effect on flow peaks.