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A new method to assess the risk of local and widespread flooding on rivers and coasts

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A new method to assess the risk of local and widespread flooding on rivers and coasts. / Lamb, Rob; Keef, Caroline; Tawn, Jonathan; Laeger, Stefan; Meadowcroft, I.; Surendran, S.; Dunning, P.; Batstone, C.

In: Journal of Flood Risk Management, Vol. 3, No. 4, 12.2010, p. 323-336.

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Lamb, R, Keef, C, Tawn, J, Laeger, S, Meadowcroft, I, Surendran, S, Dunning, P & Batstone, C 2010, 'A new method to assess the risk of local and widespread flooding on rivers and coasts', Journal of Flood Risk Management, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 323-336. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-318X.2010.01081.x

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Lamb, R., Keef, C., Tawn, J., Laeger, S., Meadowcroft, I., Surendran, S., ... Batstone, C. (2010). A new method to assess the risk of local and widespread flooding on rivers and coasts. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 3(4), 323-336. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-318X.2010.01081.x

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Lamb R, Keef C, Tawn J, Laeger S, Meadowcroft I, Surendran S et al. A new method to assess the risk of local and widespread flooding on rivers and coasts. Journal of Flood Risk Management. 2010 Dec;3(4):323-336. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-318X.2010.01081.x

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Lamb, Rob ; Keef, Caroline ; Tawn, Jonathan ; Laeger, Stefan ; Meadowcroft, I. ; Surendran, S. ; Dunning, P. ; Batstone, C. / A new method to assess the risk of local and widespread flooding on rivers and coasts. In: Journal of Flood Risk Management. 2010 ; Vol. 3, No. 4. pp. 323-336.

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