Understanding flood triggering mechanisms and flood risk changes

Martius, Olivia; Viviroli, Daniel; Rössler, Ole; Zischg, Andreas; Röthlisberger, Veronika; Aemisegger, Franziska; Schulte, Lothar; Stuber, Martin; Pena, Juan Carlos; Ruez-Villanueva, Virginia; Molnar, Peter (2020). Understanding flood triggering mechanisms and flood risk changes. In: Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Molnar, Peter (eds.) Past, current, and future changes in floods in Switzerland (pp. 38-50). Zurich: ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering 10.3929/ethz-b-000462775

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Floods are caused by the interaction of several physical processes and factors including meteorological conditions, the soil moisture state of the catchment, the type of the dominant runoff generation processes, and river routing (e.g., NIED et al. 2014). Detailed knowledge of the synoptic-scale and meso-scale meteorological conditions leading to the triggering of flood-producing rainfall, information on the antecedent wetness conditions of soils in the catchment, and detailed information of the relevant hydrological processes that lead to runoff formation, all contribute to a better understanding and prediction of floods. The first part of this section (5.2) provides a summary of the current knowledge of both climatic and non-climatic divers of floods in Switzerland and globally. The second part of this section (5.3) discusses anthropogenic influences on flood frequency and magnitude. The third part (5.4) discusses exposure and vulnerability aspects of flood risk. The final fourth part (5.5) summarizes our current knowledge of changes in flood triggering mechanisms and flood risk factors in the recent past.

Item Type:

Book Section (Report Section)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography > Unit Hydrology
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography > Unit Impact
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography > Unit Geomorphology
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Economic, Social and Environmental History

UniBE Contributor:

Romppainen-Martius, Olivia; Viviroli, Daniel; Rössler, Ole Kristen; Zischg, Andreas Paul; Röthlisberger, Veronika Eva and Stuber, Martin

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
900 History

Publisher:

ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering

Language:

English

Submitter:

Martin Stuber

Date Deposited:

11 Feb 2021 10:31

Last Modified:

11 Feb 2021 10:31

Publisher DOI:

10.3929/ethz-b-000462775

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Additional Information:

Hydro-CH2018 project

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/151728

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/151728

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