Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer

Data provided by:World Resources Institute (WRI)
Data accessibility:export data, export map, visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Link to the data:
File type:shp
Data type:hazard specific data
Disaster cycle phase:Disaster Risk Management, Response, Recovery
Space-based information:The Global Flood Analyzer by the World Resources Institute is a tool to analyze flood risks. Parameter estimates for urban damage, affected GDP, affected population, annual expected urban damage and annual avoided urban damage for various three scenarios are visualized. Increased impact due to socio-economic change, climate change and future expected damages (2030) are compared against the base case of current annual expected damage. The scenarios are based upon the 5th Assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
For the current scenario, hydrological data from 1960 through 1999 for generating flood inundations for 9 return periods were used, from 2-year flood to 1000-year flood, and 2010 GDP, population, and land use data for assessing flood impacts.

For future projections, 5 GCMs (Global Climate Models) from CMIP5 (Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5) projecting future flood inundations under two climate scenarios we used, RCP4.5 (Representative Concentration Pathway) and RCP8.5, and projected socio-economic changes using SSP2 (Shared Socio-economic Pathway) and SSP3, from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report 5.
Satellites and Sensors:n/a
Spatial coverage:Global
Spatial resolution:0.5 degree flood volumes and ~90m flood hazard maps
Temporal coverage:Archive, Forecasted
Content dates:2010 annual damages compared to scenarios and expected damages for 2030.
Technical Specifications:
Technical Specifications:Models used, Limitations
Contact:Andrew Maddocks, Charles Iceland, Tianyi Luo
Tutorials on the use of data:n/a
Restrictions/ Citation of the dataset:

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