Influences of Land Use and Land Cover Conditions on Flood Generation: A Simulation Study

  • D. Niehoff
  • A. Bronstert
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 6)


Both the landscape and the river systems in large parts of Central Europe have undergone major changes in the past, and there is no doubt that these environmental changes have altered the nature of floods in this region. But due to the complexity of the processes involved, the magnitude of their impact on storm-runoff generation and subsequent flood discharge in the river system is still uncertain. This uncertainty offers a vivid platform for various contradictory opinions on this topic, quite often disregarding scale-dependencies and boundary conditions in a way that ensures public attention rather than relevance.


Hydraulic Conductivity Return Period Flood Event Storm Event Settlement Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Niehoff
    • 1
  • A. Bronstert
    • 2
  1. 1.Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact ResearchPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Geo-EcologyUniversity of PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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