Articles | Volume 23, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1409–1429, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-1409-2019
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 1409–1429, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-1409-2019

Research article 13 Mar 2019

Research article | 13 Mar 2019

Attributing the 2017 Bangladesh floods from meteorological and hydrological perspectives

Sjoukje Philip et al.

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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (10 Nov 2018) by Bob Su
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In August 2017 Bangladesh faced one of its worst river flooding events in recent history. For the large Brahmaputra basin, using precipitation alone as a proxy for flooding might not be appropriate. In this paper we explicitly test this assumption by performing an attribution of both precipitation and discharge as a flooding-related measure to climate change. We find the change in risk to be of similar order of magnitude (between 1 and 2) for both the meteorological and hydrological approach.