Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 417–436, 2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 417–436, 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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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (03 Oct 2017) by Thomas Kjeldsen
AR by Marie-Claire ten Veldhuis on behalf of the Authors (14 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (14 Nov 2017) by Thomas Kjeldsen
Short summary
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.