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Volume 8, issue 4
Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 1071-1091, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-8-1071-2017
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Special issue: Hydro-climate dynamics, analytics and predictability

Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 1071-1091, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-8-1071-2017
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Research article 01 Dec 2017

Research article | 01 Dec 2017

Classification of mechanisms, climatic context, areal scaling, and synchronization of floods: the hydroclimatology of floods in the Upper Paraná River basin, Brazil

Carlos H. R. Lima et al.
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Daily gridded meteorological variables in Brazil (1980–2013) (http://careyking.com/data-download/) A. C. Xavier, C. W. King, and B. R. Scanlonc https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.4518

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Floods are the main natural disaster in Brazil, causing substantial economic damage and loss of life. Here we seek to better understand the flood-generating mechanisms in the flood-prone Paraná River basin, including large-scale patterns of the ocean and atmospheric circulation. This study provides new insights for understanding causes of floods in the region and around the world and is a step forward to improve flood risk management, statistical assessments, and short-term flood forecasts.
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