Articles | Volume 25, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 3875–3895, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-3875-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 3875–3895, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-3875-2021

Research article 07 Jul 2021

Research article | 07 Jul 2021

Influence of ENSO and tropical Atlantic climate variability on flood characteristics in the Amazon basin

Jamie Towner et al.

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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (10 Feb 2021) by Rohini Kumar
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (14 May 2021) by Rohini Kumar
AR by Jamie Towner on behalf of the Authors (27 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 May 2021) by Rohini Kumar
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Short summary
We examine whether several climate indices alter the magnitude, timing and duration of floods in the Amazon. We find significant changes in both flood magnitude and duration, particularly in the north-eastern Amazon for negative SST years in the central Pacific Ocean. This response is not repeated when the negative anomaly is positioned further east. These results have important implications for both social and physical sectors working towards the improvement of flood early warning systems.