Global Flood Awareness System (GLoFAS)

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Data provided by:Copernicus Emergency Management Service (Copernicus EMS)
Data accessibility:visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Link to the data:
File type:NetCDF
Data type:hazard specific data
Hazard:Flood
Disaster cycle phase:Disaster Risk Management, Response, Recovery
Space-based information:GloFAS is an interactive map which presents *forecasted meteorological data*, *predicted hydrological data*, such as stream flows categorized by their probability of occurring (hydrological Return-period), *static maps* of lakes and reservoirs included in the model and *reporting points* where additional forecast information is available. Access to real-time forecasts and forecast reruns from GloFAS is possible through a dedicated ftp service set-up by the GloFAS team upon request. Data is provided either as point time series or 2D grid series, both in netCDF format. Switch-over from version 1.0 to version 2.0 will be transparent to the user, with real-time forecasts from version 2.0 being automatically transferred from the release date, the 14th November 2018.
Space-based information:Requesting data for stations/points (only for river sections with upstream area larger than 1000 km2): Station ID(s) Name of station(s) Name of River(s) Name of country Station latitude(s)/longitude(s) Station upstream area(s) from provider (if available) Requesting data for areas: Latitudes/longitudes of the bounding box region
Satellites and Sensors:Meteosat-8 (SEVIRI)
Spatial coverage:Global
Spatial resolution:10km
Temporal coverage:Archive, Forecasted, Near-real time
Content dates:Varying by data layer
Technical Specifications:User information
Costs:free
Contact:Contact
Tutorials on the use of data:n/a
Restrictions/ Citation of the dataset:

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