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by Gaume, E. and Borga, M.
Abstract:
Flash floods, sudden floods induced by extremely heavy rain events, are among the most destructive natural hazards in Europe and over the world, but remain poorly documented and understood. The European research project HYDRATE aimed at increasing the existing knowledge through the collation of information on flash floods at the European scale and the development and promotion of a post-event survey methodology suited to extreme flood events having affected poorly gauged watersheds. The project provided new data concerning the rainfall-runoff dynamics of watersheds exposed to intense rainfall events and led to the elaboration of a first European atlas of flash floods. Some recommendations for the estimation of the discharges of extreme events on small streams were also formulated based on the experience gained through the conducted post-event field studies.
Reference:
Gaume, E. and Borga, M., 2013: State of the art on the knowledge recently acquired on flash floods in Europe: results of the European research project HYDRATE (2006-2010)La Houille Blanche - Revue internationale de l'eau, n/a, 24-30.
Bibtex Entry:
@Article{Gaume2013,
  Title                    = {State of the art on the knowledge recently acquired on flash floods in Europe: results of the European research project HYDRATE (2006-2010)},
  Author                   = {Gaume, E. and Borga, M.},
  Journal                  = {La Houille Blanche - Revue internationale de l'eau},
  Year                     = {2013},

  Month                    = {April},
  Number                   = {2},
  Pages                    = {24-30},
  Volume                   = {n/a},

  Abstract                 = {Flash floods, sudden floods induced by extremely heavy rain events, are among the most destructive natural hazards in Europe and over the world, but remain poorly documented and understood. The European research project HYDRATE aimed at increasing the existing knowledge through the collation of information on flash floods at the European scale and the development and promotion of a post-event survey methodology suited to extreme flood events having affected poorly gauged watersheds. The project provided new data concerning the rainfall-runoff dynamics of watersheds exposed to intense rainfall events and led to the elaboration of a first European atlas of flash floods. Some recommendations for the estimation of the discharges of extreme events on small streams were also formulated based on the experience gained through the conducted post-event field studies.},
  Copublication            = {2: 1 Fr, 1 It},
  Doi                      = {10.1051/lhb/2013012},
  ISSN                     = {0018-6368},
  Owner                    = {hymexw},
  Researcherid-numbers     = {Borga, Marco/C-6697-2014},
  Timestamp                = {2015.10.06},
  Unique-id                = {ISI:000321806300004},
  Url                      = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/lhb/2013012}
}