Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Is flow velocity a significant parameter in flood damage modelling ?

  title={Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Is flow velocity a significant parameter in flood damage modelling ?},
  author={Heidi Kreibich and K. Piroth and Isabel Seifert and H. Maiwald and U. Kunert and Jutta Schwarz and Bruno Merz and A. H. Thieken},
Flow velocity is generally presumed to influence flood damage. However, this influence is hardly quantified and virtually no damage models take it into account. Therefore, the influences of flow velocity, water depth and combinations of these two impact parameters on various types of flood damage were investigated in five communities affected by the Elbe catchment flood in Germany in 2002. 2-D hydraulic models with high to medium spatial resolutions were used to calculate the impact parameters… CONTINUE READING


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