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Volume 15, issue 3 | Copyright
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 475-485, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-15-475-2015
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Research article 09 Mar 2015

Research article | 09 Mar 2015

How useful and reliable are disaster databases in the context of climate and global change? A comparative case study analysis in Peru

C. Huggel et al.
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Three different disaster databases are analyzed for detection of decadal spatiotemporal changes in the Andes of Peru. We find large variations in the disaster metrics depending on the database. We recommend that the type, method and source of documentation should be carefully evaluated for any analysis of disaster databases; reporting criteria should be improved and documentation efforts strengthened.
Three different disaster databases are analyzed for detection of decadal spatiotemporal changes...
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