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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 735-747, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-735-2017
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19 May 2017
Probabilistic flood extent estimates from social media flood observations
Tom Brouwer et al.

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The increasing number and severity of floods, driven by e.g. urbanization, subsidence and climate change, create a growing need for accurate and timely flood maps. At the same time social media is a source of much real-time data that is still largely untapped in flood disaster management. This study illustrates that inherently uncertain data from social media can be used to derive information about flooding.
The increasing number and severity of floods, driven by e.g. urbanization, subsidence and...
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