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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 3517-3539, 2015
http://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/19/3517/2015/
doi:10.5194/hess-19-3517-2015
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10 Aug 2015
Quantitative historical hydrology in Europe
G. Benito et al.

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Historical hydrology combines documentary data with hydrological methods to lengthen flow records to the past centuries. We describe the methodological evolution of historical hydrology under the influence of developments in hydraulics and statistics. Analysis of 45 case studies in Europe show that present flood magnitudes are not unusual in the context of the past, whereas flood frequency has decreased, although some rivers show a reactivation of rare floods over the last two decades.
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