Brief Communication: An update of the article "Modelling flood damages under climate change conditions – a case study for Germany"

Hattermann, Fred Fokko; Huang, Shaochun; Burghoff, Olaf; Hoffmann, Peter; Kundzewicz, Zbigniew W.

In our first study on possible flood damages under climate change in Germany, we reported that a considerable increase in flood-related losses can be expected in a future warmer climate. However, the general significance of the study was limited by the fact that outcome of only one global climate model (GCM) was used as a large-scale climate driver, while many studies report that GCMs are often the largest source of uncertainty in impact modelling. Here we show that a much broader set of global and regional climate model combinations as climate drivers show trends which are in line with the original results and even give a stronger increase of damages.

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Hattermann, Fred Fokko / Huang, Shaochun / Burghoff, Olaf / et al: Brief Communication: An update of the article "Modelling flood damages under climate change conditions – a case study for Germany". 2016. Copernicus Publications.

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