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A comprehensive study of floods in Poland in the 17th–18th centuries

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dc.contributor.author Ghazi, Babak
dc.contributor.author Przybylak, Rajmund
dc.contributor.author Oliński, Piotr
dc.contributor.author Targowski, Michał
dc.contributor.author Filipiak, Janusz
dc.contributor.author Pospieszyńska, Aleksandra
dc.date.accessioned 2024-04-25T18:24:22Z
dc.date.available 2024-04-25T18:24:22Z
dc.date.issued 2024-04-24
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, Volume 53, June 2024, 101796
dc.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrh.2024.101796
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/7011
dc.description.abstract Study region Poland, with the regions of Baltic Coast and Pomerania, Masuria-Podlasie, Greater Poland, Masovia, Silesia, and Lesser Poland located in the basins of the Baltic Coast rivers, the Vistula River and the Oder River. Study focus This study focused on completing the documentation of historical floods in Poland before the 19th century and providing a valuable source for historical hydrology studies in Europe. To this end, a comprehensive database of all floods for the 17th–18th centuries was used, that was based on documentary evidence from 293 sources and 978 weather notes describing all flood occurrences. New hydrological insights for the region The finding of this study revealed the occurrences of 678 floods, including 37 new cases that have been discovered and documented only in this research. Spatial analysis of the results revealed that most of the floods occurred in the Vistula River basin. The number of floods by season was greatest for summer (JJA) (47 %) and smallest for autumn (7 %). Investigation of the origin of floods indicated that rain was the main factor contributing to occurrences of floods in Poland (38 %). The estimation of the intensity of floods showed that most of the floods were “smaller, regional floods” (257 cases) based on the Brázdil et al. (2006b) classification and “extraordinary” (501 cases) in the Barriendos & Coeur (2004) classification.
dc.description.sponsorship This research was funded by a grant from the National Science Centre, Poland, project (no: 2020/37/B/ST10/00710). The funding for publication costs (open-access) was provided by the "Excellence Initiative - Research University" program (IDUB) at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 Poland
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.pl
dc.subject Historical floods
dc.subject Historical climatology
dc.subject Poland
dc.subject Central Europe
dc.subject 17th–18th centuries
dc.title A comprehensive study of floods in Poland in the 17th–18th centuries
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article


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