Historical Flood Trends in Europe

By | February 12, 2013

 

 

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Knowledge of the past is an important ingredient of any recipe for accurately predicting the future. If one desires to know how flood characteristics might change if the Earth continues its post-Little Ice Age warming, for example, it would be advisable to determine how these flood properties may have changed during prior periods of warming and/or cooling in Earth’s history. Hence, we here review several studies of this nature based on data collected in Europe.