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Data sources on small-scale disaster losses and response: A Swedish case study of extreme rainfalls 2000–2012
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Centre for Climate and Safety. (Centrum för klimat och säkerhet)
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, E-ISSN 2212-4209, Vol. 12, 93-101 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Societal interest to evaluate and learn from disasters is scale dependent. Low frequent hazards with small impacts are often invisible at national level from an evaluation point of view and limited possibilities exist to compile publicly available data on losses and management in the aftermath. This study presents an inventory of possible data sources for 14 extreme rainfall events in Sweden 2000-2012. The sources, such as official sectorial institutions and media, and their content are analyzed in relation to reliability and verification opportunities. The use of free-text fields in official reporting systems and questionnaires, primarily designed for basic data capture from daily occurring accidents, is highlighted as important to achieve enhanced data that can be used to verify information from other sources, especially media archives.

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2015. Vol. 12, 93-101 p.
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Data sources, Small disasters, Hazards, Losses, Extreme rainfall, Verification
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-37759DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2014.12.004ISI: 000357735000009OAI: diva2:848602
EU, European Research Council
Available from: 2015-08-25 Created: 2015-08-25 Last updated: 2016-04-13Bibliographically approved

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