Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute; Ministery Of Infrastructure And The Environment

Publications, presentations and other activities
The influence of antecedent conditions on flood risk in sub-Saharan Africa
2017
by K. Bischiniotis (), B.J.J. van den Hurk (KNMI), B. Jongman (), E. Coughlan de Perez (), T. Veldkamp ()J. Aerts ()

Preparedness activities and flood forecasting have received increasing attention and have led towards new science-based early warning systems. Understanding the flood triggering mechanisms will result in increasing warning lead times, providing sufficient time for early action. Findings of this study indicate that the consideration of short- and long-term antecedent conditions can be used by humanitarian organizations and decision makers for improved flood risk management.

Bibliographic data
Bischiniotis, K., B.J.J. van den Hurk, B. Jongman, E. Coughlan de Perez, T. Veldkamp and J. Aerts, The influence of antecedent conditions on flood risk in sub-Saharan Africa
accepted, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 2017, doi:10.5194/nhess-2017-58.
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