Extreme Floods and Droughts under Future Climate Scenarios

Edited by
November 2019
174 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03921-898-1 (Paperback)
  • ISBN978-3-03921-899-8 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Extreme Floods and Droughts under Future Climate Scenarios that was published in

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Hydroclimatic extremes, such as floods and droughts, affect aspects of our lives and the environment including energy, hydropower, agriculture, transportation, urban life, and human health and safety. Climate studies indicate that the risk of increased flooding and/or more severe droughts will be higher in the future than today, causing increased fatalities, environmental degradation, and economic losses. Using a suite of innovative approaches this book quantifies the changes in projected hydroclimatic extremes and illustrates their impacts in several locations in North America, Asia, and Europe.

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climate change; Canada; flooding frequency; catchment based macroscale floodplain model; uncertainty; flood inundation maps; climate change; EURO-CORDEX projections; continuous simulations; climate change; flood hazard; flood risk; return period; streamflow regulation rules; Canada; consecutive dry days; climate; downscaled projections; Southeast U.S.; CMIP5; drought-flood abrupt alternation; temporal and spatial evolution; climate change; water quality; Copula function; spatial analog; extreme precipitation; future precipitation at urban scale; RCM uncertainty; flood frequency analysis; flash flood; climate change and variability; Boise River Watershed; HSPF; hydrological risk assessment; extreme hydrologic events; climate change impacts; downscaling; uncertainty; ensembles; water resource systems; frequency estimates; downscaling; future projections; RCP4.5; RCP8.5; changing of exceedance; Northeastern US; climate change; climate projections; extreme rainfall; floods; droughts