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Increase in flood risk resulting from climate change in a developed urban watershed - The role of storm temporal patterns

S Hettiarachchi, C Wasko, A Sharma

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences | Published : 2018


Abstract. The effects of climate change are causing more frequent extreme rainfall events and an increased risk of flooding in developed areas. Quantifying this increased risk is of critical importance for the protection of life and property as well as for infrastructure planning and design. The updated National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Atlas 14 intensity–duration–frequency (IDF) relationships and temporal patterns are widely used in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling for design and planning in the United States. Current literature shows that rising temperatures as a result of climate change will result in an intensification of rainfall. These impacts are not explicitly i..

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