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dc.contributor.authorKahle, Michael
dc.contributor.authorKempf, Michael
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Brice
dc.contributor.authorGlaser, Rüdiger
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-17T17:00:05Z
dc.date.available2022-05-17T17:00:05Z
dc.date.issued2022-05-17
dc.date.submitted2021-11-25
dc.identifier.otherercac6657
dc.identifier.otherac6657
dc.identifier.othererc-100704.r1
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/337249
dc.description.abstractAbstract: Extreme weather events and severe flash floods during July 2021 caused numerous deaths and massive ecological disasters across Europe. The regionally overstrained environmental and socio-cultural resilience triggered an intensive discussion about cause and effect, responsibilities and public denouncement, and the financial consequences of climate-induced extreme events. In this article we analyze the flood event by four methodological approaches: (1) hermeneutics, with an analog interpretation of printed newspapers and sources; (2) text mining and natural language processing of digital newspaper articles available online; (3) precipitation and discharge models based on instrumental data; and (4) how the findings can be linked to the historical extreme floods of 1804 and 1910, based on documentary source analysis. These four approaches are used to compare and evaluate their consistency by tracking the course, consequences, and aftermaths of the flood disaster. The study shows a high consistency between the analog, digital, and instrumental data analysis. A combination of multidisciplinary methods and their application to historical events enables the evaluation of modern events. It enables to answer the question of return periods and intensities, which are indispensable for today’s risk assessments and their social contextualization, a desideratum in historical and modern climatology.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherIOP Publishing
dc.subjectLetter
dc.subjectHydrology and water
dc.subjectnatural language processing
dc.subjectahrtal flooding
dc.subjectmachine learning
dc.subjectdocumentary sources
dc.subjectrisk management
dc.titleClassifying the 2021 ‘Ahrtal’ flood event using hermeneutic interpretation, natural language processing, and instrumental data analyses
dc.typeOther
dc.date.updated2022-05-17T17:00:04Z
prism.issueIdentifier5
prism.publicationNameEnvironmental Research Communications
prism.volume4
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.84665
dcterms.dateAccepted2022-04-11
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1088/2515-7620/ac6657
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidKahle, Michael [0000-0001-8571-2821]
dc.contributor.orcidKempf, Michael [0000-0002-9474-4670]
dc.contributor.orcidMartin, Brice [0000-0003-1515-2712]
dc.contributor.orcidGlaser, Rüdiger [0000-0001-6819-2764]
dc.identifier.eissn2515-7620


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