Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Point of contact: francesco.dottori@ec.europa.eu

Title: Map of permanent water bodies of the World

Description

The map represents permanent water bodies at global scale (lakes and reservoirs), derived from a corrected version of the Global Lakes and Wetlands Database. Resolution is 30 arcseconds (approx. 1km). Natural water bodies (lakes) are indicated by value 1, Reservoirs are indicated by value 2. NOTE: this dataset should be used to integrate the JRC global flood hazard maps. It is not an official flood hazard map.

Contributors
Francesco Dottori francesco.dottori@ec.europa.eu 0000-0002-1388-3303
Lorenzo Alfieri lorenzo.alfieri@ec.europa.eu 0000-0002-3616-386X
Peter Salamon peter.salamon@ec.europa.eu
Alessandra Bianchi alessandra.bianchi@ext.ec.europa.eu
Luc Feyen luc.feyen@ec.europa.eu
Feyera Hirpa valerio.lorini@ext.ec.europa.eu
How to cite
Dottori, Francesco; Alfieri, Lorenzo; Salamon, Peter; Bianchi, Alessandra; Feyen, Luc; Hirpa, Feyera (2016):  Map of permanent water bodies of the World. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-floods-floodmapgl_permwb-tif
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Publications

  • publication Development and evaluation of a framework for global flood hazard mapping

    Dottori F, Salamon P, Bianchi A, Alfieri L, Hirpa F, Feyen L. Development and evaluation of a framework for global flood hazard mapping. ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCES 94; 2015. p. 87-102. JRC93811

    DOI:10.1016/j.advwatres.2016.05.002

  • publication The credibility challenge for global fluvial flood risk analysis

    Trigg M; Birch C; Neal J; Bates P; Smith A; Sampson C; Yamazaki D; Hirabayashi Y; Pappenberger F; Dutra E; Ward P; Winsemius H; Salamon P; Dottori F; Rudari R; Kappes M; Simpson A; Hadzilacos G; Fewtrell T. The credibility challenge for global fluvial flood risk analysis. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS 11 (9); 2016. p. 094014. JRC102849

    DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/11/9/094014

Additional information
Last modified 2016-11-04
Issue date 2016-11-04
Landing page https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/research-topic/floods
Geographic area Antarctica, America, Asia, Oceania, Africa, Europe
Update frequency irregular
Language English
Data theme(s) Environment; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE; 52 ENVIRONMENT
Identifier http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-floods-floodmapgl_permwb-tif

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