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

Title: Flood hazard map of the World - 500-year return period

Description

The map depicts flood prone areas at global scale for flood events with 500-year return period. Resolution is 30 arcseconds (approx. 1km). Cell values indicate water depth (in m). NOTE: this dataset is based on JRC elaborations and is not an official flood hazard map (for details and limitations please refer to related publications).

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):  Flood hazard map of the World - 500-year return period. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-floods-floodmapgl_rp500y-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 2016-11-02
Issue date 2016-11-02
Landing page https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/research-topic/floods
Geographic area Europe, America, Asia, Oceania, Antarctica, Africa
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_rp500y-tif

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