This data publication is a supplement to the following publication:
Uhlemann, S., Thieken, A.H. and Merz, B.: A quality assessment framework for natural hazard event documentations: Application to trans-basin flood reports in Germany. NHESS-D.2013
Written sources that aim at documenting and analysing a particular natural hazard event in the recent past are published at vast majority as grey literature (e.g., as technical reports) and therefore outside of the scholarly publication routes. In consequence, the application of event specific documentations in natural hazard research has been constrained by barriers in accessibility and concerns of credibility towards these sources and by limited awareness of their content and its usefulness for research questions. In the paper related to this data publication the concerns of credibility are adressed for the first time by developing a generic framework for quality assessment and quality labelling of natural hazard event reports for an international research question. The framework is based on an approach developed in consumer research and assesses the quality of a document in terms of its fitness for use, i.e., it addresses accessibility as well as representational, contextual, and intrinsic dimensions of quality. Further, the Pedigree measure P is introduced which serves as a measure for the overall document quality and is comprised of the scores given within the 10 quality dimensions of the framework.
The data publication contains the results for the quality assessment of all documents on trans-basin flood events evaluated in the related study. It contains the scores given to each document in each of the 10 quality dimension as well as the summary score (Pedigree). It includes a subset of documents identified in , i.e., reports that were classified as 'Special Report 1' (reports on one, possibly two particular flood events aiming at documentation and analysis) or 'Special Report 2' (reports on two to five, rarely more events, sometimes with the aim of comparative analysis but generally aiming at an event description). In total 105 reports of this characteristic are listed in [2, 3]. As some reports contain information on more than one trans-basin flood event they are evaluated for each event and the total number of quality assessments contained in the data publication here is 133.
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