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Title: Concurrent hydroclimatic hazards from catchment to global scales
Author: De-Luca, Paolo
ISNI:       0000 0004 8510 0106
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2019
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Interactions between multiple hazards can cause socio-economic damages that exceed those expected by the individual hazard components. Over the past decade, the multi-hazards paradigm has emerged to the extent that the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 advocated a multi-hazard approach. This thesis examines three types of concurrent hydroclimatic hazards that can occur at catchment to global scales. The first multi-hazard is the link between multi-basin flooding (MBF) and extra-tropical cyclones (ETCs) over Great Britain during the period 1975-2014. Results show that during the most geographically widespread MBF episode, up to 108 river catchments (or ~46% of the study area) recorded a peak flow annual maximum within a 16-day window. Most extreme MBF episodes were linked to cyclonic Lamb Weather Types (LWTs), atmospheric rivers and very severe gales. These episodes were associated with significant socio-economic impacts due to widespread flooding.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Natural Environment Research Council
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Multi-hazards ; compound events ; hydroclimatology ; extremes