Database for Hydrological Time Series of Inland Waters (DAHITI)

Data provided by:Technical University Munich (TUM)
Data accessibility:export data, statistical data (e.g. graphs), visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
Link to the data:
File type:webmap
Data type:hazard specific data
Disaster cycle phase:Disaster Risk Management, Response, Recovery
Space-based Information:The Database for Hydrological Time Series of Inland Waters (DAHITI) was developed by the Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut der Technischen Universität München (DGFI-TUM) in 2013. DAHITI provides water level time series of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and wetlands derived from multi-mission satellite altimetry for hydrological applications. All water level time series are free available for the user community after a short registration process.

Altimeter Data
For the estimation of water heights, multi-mission altimeter data are used. In detail, altimeter missions such as Topex (NASA, CNES), Jason-1 (NASA, CNES), Jason-2 (NASA, CNES, NOAA, EUMETSAT ), Jason-3 (NASA, CNES, NOAA, EUMETSAT ), GFO (US Navy), Envisat (ESA), ERS-1 (ESA), ERS-2 (ESA), Cryosat-2 (ESA), IceSAT (NASA), SARAL/AltiKa (ISRO, CNES) and Sentinel-3A (ESA) are used.
Satellites and Sensors:Sentinel-3A, Jason-2 (Poseidon-3), ENVISAT (MERIS)
Spatial coverage:Global
Spatial resolution:Varying by satellite, <10m
Temporal coverage:Archive, Near-real time
Content dates:2008-Present
Technical Specifications:
Contact:Christian Schwatke
Tutorials on the use of data:DAHITI API, Poster Information on Method
Restrictions/ Citation of the dataset:


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