Articles | Volume 14, issue 8
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 4865–4890, 2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 4865–4890, 2021
Model description paper
05 Aug 2021
Model description paper | 05 Aug 2021

Model cascade from meteorological drivers to river flood hazard: flood-cascade v1.0

Peter Uhe et al.

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We present a cascade of models to compute high-resolution river flooding. This takes meteorological inputs, e.g., rainfall and temperature from observations or climate models, and takes them through a series of modeling steps. This is relevant to evaluating current day and future flood risk and impacts. The model framework uses global data sets, allowing it to be applied anywhere in the world.