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Floods at the northern foothills of the Tatra Mountains — A Polish-Swiss research project

Published inActa Geophysica, vol. 62, no. 3, p. 620-641
Publication date2014
Abstract

The present paper introduces the topical area of the Polish-Swiss research project FLORIST (Flood risk on the northern foothills of the Tatra Mountains), informs on its objectives, and reports on initial results. The Tatra Mountains are the area of the highest precipitation in Poland and largely contribute to flood generation. The project is focused around four competence clusters: observation-based climatology, model-based climate change projections and impact assessment, dendrogeomorphology, and impact of large wood debris on fluvial processes. The knowledge generated in the FLORIST project is likely to have impact on understanding and interpretation of flood risk on the northern foothills of the Tatra Mountains, in the past, present, and future. It can help solving important practical problems related to flood risk reduction strategies and flood preparedness.

Keywords
  • Floods
  • Dendrogeomorphology
  • Wood debris transport
  • Climate impact
  • Tatra Mountains
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KUNDZEWICZ, Zbigniew W. et al. Floods at the northern foothills of the Tatra Mountains — A Polish-Swiss research project. In: Acta Geophysica, 2014, vol. 62, n° 3, p. 620–641. doi: 10.2478/s11600-013-0192-3
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