Articles | Volume 25, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 2979–2995, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-2979-2021

Special issue: Hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean (ACP/AMT/GMD/HESS/NHESS/OS...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 2979–2995, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-2979-2021

Research article 03 Jun 2021

Research article | 03 Jun 2021

Performance of automated methods for flash flood inundation mapping: a comparison of a digital terrain model (DTM) filling and two hydrodynamic methods

Nabil Hocini et al.

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Comparison of three automated flood inundation mapping methods in a context of flash floods Nabil Hocini and Olivier Payrastre https://doi.org/10.6096/mistrals-hymex.1598

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Efficient flood mapping methods are needed for large-scale, comprehensive identification of flash flood inundation hazards caused by small upstream rivers. An evaluation of three automated mapping approaches of increasing complexity, i.e., a digital terrain model (DTM) filling and two 1D–2D hydrodynamic approaches, is presented based on three major flash floods in southeastern France. The results illustrate some limits of the DTM filling method and the value of using a 2D hydrodynamic approach.