1Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Potsdam, Germany
2German Insurance Association (GDV), Berlin, Germany
3Institute for Agricultural and Forest Environment, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan, Poland
Received: 07 Oct 2015 – Discussion started: 01 Dec 2015
Abstract. In our first study on possible flood damages under climate change in Germany, we reported that a considerable increase in flood-related losses can be expected in a future warmer climate. However, the general significance of the study was limited by the fact that outcome of only one global climate model (GCM) was used as a large-scale climate driver, while many studies report that GCMs are often the largest source of uncertainty in impact modelling. Here we show that a much broader set of global and regional climate model combinations as climate drivers show trends which are in line with the original results and even give a stronger increase of damages.
Revised: 09 Jun 2016 – Accepted: 17 Jun 2016 – Published: 19 Jul 2016
Hattermann, F. F., Huang, S., Burghoff, O., Hoffmann, P., and Kundzewicz, Z. W.: Brief Communication: An update of the article "Modelling flood damages under climate change conditions – a case study for Germany", Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1617-1622, doi:10.5194/nhess-16-1617-2016, 2016.