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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1631-1650, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1631-2017
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Research article
20 Mar 2017
High-magnitude flooding across Britain since AD 1750 Neil Macdonald and Heather Sangster
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We use historical records to extend current understanding of flood risk, examining past spatial and temporal variability and ask are the perceived high-magnitude flood events witnessed in recent years really unprecedented? We identify that there are statistically significant relationships between the British flood index and climatic drivers, whereby the largest floods often transcend single catchments affecting regions and that the current flood-rich period is not unprecedented.
We use historical records to extend current understanding of flood risk, examining past spatial...
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