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Volume 21, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3687–3700, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3687-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3687–3700, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3687-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 20 Jul 2017

Research article | 20 Jul 2017

Real-time updating of the flood frequency distribution through data assimilation

Cristina Aguilar et al.
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (22 Mar 2017) by Stacey Archfield
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (18 May 2017) by Stacey Archfield
AR by Cristina Aguilar on behalf of the Authors (28 May 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 Jun 2017) by Stacey Archfield
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Assuming that floods are driven by both short- (meteorological forcing) and long-term perturbations (higher-than-usual moisture), we propose a technique for updating a season in advance the flood frequency distribution. Its application in the Po and Danube rivers helped to reduce the uncertainty in the estimation of floods and thus constitutes a promising tool for real-time management of flood risk mitigation. This study is the result of the stay of the first author at the University of Bologna.
Assuming that floods are driven by both short- (meteorological forcing) and long-term...
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