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Flood trends

Not higher but more often

Nature Climate Change volume 5, pages 198199 (2015) | Download Citation

Heavy precipitation has increased worldwide, but the effect of this on flood magnitude has been difficult to pinpoint. An alternative approach to analysing records shows that, in the central United States, floods have become more frequent but not larger.

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  1. Robert Hirsch and Stacey Archfield are at the US Geological Survey, 432 National Center USGS, Reston, Virginia 20192, USA

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