Articles | Volume 25, issue 3
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19 Mar 2021
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 19 Mar 2021

Do small and large floods have the same drivers of change? A regional attribution analysis in Europe

Miriam Bertola, Alberto Viglione, Sergiy Vorogushyn, David Lun, Bruno Merz, and Günter Blöschl


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (22 Nov 2020) by Louise Slater
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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Jan 2021) by Louise Slater
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RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (27 Jan 2021)
ED: Publish as is (27 Jan 2021) by Louise Slater
Short summary
We estimate the contribution of extreme precipitation, antecedent soil moisture and snowmelt to changes in small and large floods across Europe. In northwestern and eastern Europe, changes in small and large floods are driven mainly by one single driver (i.e. extreme precipitation and snowmelt, respectively). In southern Europe both antecedent soil moisture and extreme precipitation significantly contribute to flood changes, and their relative importance depends on flood magnitude.