Extreme Floods

The main goal of this research is to establish a methodically sound procedure for estimating peak discharge and floodplains of the hydrological worst-case in a physically plausible way and in consideration of catchment-specific conditions. This comprises the conception and application of a model chain, ranging from system input (amount and spatio-temporal distribution of precipitation) to the detailed characterization of event processes.

In contrast to existing methods, the new method should take into account the physiographical characteristics of catchments (drainage capacity, effect of retention areas, etc.).

Primarily responsible: Dr. Andreas Zischg