Estimating injury and loss of life in floods: a deterministic framework.

Penning-Rowsell, Edmund C. and Floyd, P. and Ramsbottom, D. and Surendran, S. (2005) Estimating injury and loss of life in floods: a deterministic framework. Natural Hazards , 36 (1-2). pp. 43-64. ISSN 0921-030X

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Abstract

Research developing a model of loss of life in floods, complementing Abt's classic 1989 US Corps of Engineers' flume studies. The research developed the equation LoL = X * Vn.Y, where X = population exposed, V = water velocity and Y = flood depth. Calibrated against 3 major UK floods.

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