Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Geosci. Commun., 3, 1–17, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-1-2020
Geosci. Commun., 3, 1–17, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-1-2020

Research article 28 Feb 2020

Research article | 28 Feb 2020

Flash Flood!: a SeriousGeoGames activity combining science festivals, video games, and virtual reality with research data for communicating flood risk and geomorphology

Chris Skinner

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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (22 Jul 2019) by Katharine Welsh
AR by Christopher Skinner on behalf of the Authors (31 Oct 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Nov 2019) by Katharine Welsh
RR by Laura Hobbs (22 Nov 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (26 Nov 2019) by Katharine Welsh
AR by Christopher Skinner on behalf of the Authors (06 Dec 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (16 Dec 2019) by Katharine Welsh
AR by Christopher Skinner on behalf of the Authors (17 Jan 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (29 Jan 2020) by Katharine Welsh
ED: Publish as is (29 Jan 2020) by Sam Illingworth(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
This study demonstrates how the popular mediums of video games, virtual reality, and science festivals can be combined with research data to produce useful tools for engaging the public with geosciences. Using the Flash Flood! simulation, it is demonstrated that the approach produces positive engagements and increases curiosity about flood risk and geomorphology; this is hoped to "plant the seeds" for fruitful engagements in the future with relevant agencies.
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