Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 757–783, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-9-757-2018

Special issue: Hydro-climate dynamics, analytics and predictability

Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 757–783, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-9-757-2018

Research article 08 Jun 2018

Research article | 08 Jun 2018

Recent trends in the frequency and duration of global floods

Nasser Najibi and Naresh Devineni

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A global assessment of flood events using the Dartmouth Flood Observatory (DFO) database is performed here to explore the planetary nature of the trends in the frequency and duration of floods (short, moderate, and long). This comprehensive study is the very first global study of actual flood events which identifies temporal changes in frequencies and characteristics of probability distribution of flood durations to understand the changing organization of the local to global dynamical systems.
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