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European Flood Awareness System

Acronym: CEMS-EFAS

Description

The European Flood Awareness System (EFAS) is part of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (Copernicus EMS). It provides complementary, flood early warning information to its partners, the National/Regional Hydrological Services and the European Response and Coordination Centre (ERCC). EFAS holds a large-variety of regularly updated

flood forecast information ranging from gridded hydro-meteorological variables, modelled soil moisture, runoff and snow data, to a wide-range of flood-related information such as probabilistic medium-range flood forecasts (including short-range flash floods), seasonal forecasts, impact assessments and early warnings. Real-time forecast information is available to EFAS partners only. Archived EFAS information is publicly available.

Real-time data and services are accessible to EFAS partners only on the EFAS web interface and can be downloaded via an SOS and WMS-T service and from a data archive (foreseen development). Archived data is available publicly.

Contact

Email
info (at) efas.eu

Science Areas

Safety and security Environment and climate change

Datasets (29)

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National discharge / water level monitoring

This data set contains discharge and/or water level information of the past 24 hours as delivered by national data providers across Europe. For some stations also the national aler...

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EFAS snow water equivalent anomaly

This data set contains for the whole of Europe two layers on the anomaly of snow water equivalent. Both visualize the deviation of the estimated snow water equivalent from the aver...

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EFAS deterministic flood forecasts

This data set composes of two separate layers, each showing a deterministic flood forecast on a pan-European scale, one based on the deterministic meteorological forecast of the EC...

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EFAS probabilistic precipitation forecast

This data set shows for the whole of Europe the probability [%] of precipitation exceeding 50/ 150 mm over the entire forecast range (7 i.e. 10 days). This is based on the probabil...

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EFAS latest 24 hour observed precipitation

This layer shows the 24-hour accumulated observed precipitation [mm] at all SYNOP stations across Europe. More details: It is valid for the 24-hour period ending at 06 UTC for the...

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ERIC flash flood indicator

EFAS holds two flash flood indicators: ERIC and ERICHA. The ERIC flash flood indicator data set holds two layers. The one layer contains key locations at which the ERIC flash flood...

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EFAS flood probabilities

This data set shows for all European rivers the probability (in %) of the EFAS hydrological predictions (based on the ECMWF ensembles) exceeding the EFAS 5-year return period withi...

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EFAS deterministic precipitation forecast

This data set shows for the whole of Europe the accumulated amount of precipitation [mm] over the entire forecast range (7 i.e. 10 days). This is based on the deterministic precipi...

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EFAS landslide susceptibility

This European landslide susceptibility map presents the spatial likelihood of landslide occurrence in 5 classes as a 1 km raster data set. Landslide susceptibility is the likelihoo...

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EFAS flood warnings and aid activations

This data set contains the locations of active EFAS flood warnings and ERCC (Emergency Response Coordination Centre) activations. In detail, this dataset contains four different t...

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EFAS observed average temperature

This layer shows the average daily temperature [°C] based on interpolated temperature observations for the extended geographic Europe used in EFAS. This information is produced b...

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EFAS river catchments

This shapefile shows the delineation of catchments for the entire EFAS domain.

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EFAS rapid flood mapping

This data set contains the estimated flood extent at 100 m resolution for the whole of Europe based on the EFAS flood forecast and local flood protection levels. The methodology i...

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EFAS estimated flood protection level

This shapefile shows the estimated flood protection level for each NUTS region in the entire EFAS domain. It is given as the estimated design return period of flood defences, that ...

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EFAS soil moisture

This data set contains for the whole of Europe a set of layers on soil moisture estimates based on a) satellite information and b) hydrological model outcome. Additionally, it come...

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EFAS snow equivalent

This data set contains for the whole of Europe two layers on snow water equivalent. One based on satellite information and the other one a hydrological model output. Brief informa...

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ERICHA flash flood indicator

EFAS holds two flash flood indicators: ERIC and ERICHA. The ERICHA flash flood indicator shows for the whole of Europe an estimation on flash flood hazard for the next 5 hours base...

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EFAS rapid impact assessment

This data set contains the potential impact of floods on population, land use (agriculture, urban) and infrastructures (major roads) for the whole of Europe (aggregated over NUTS r...

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EFAS flood reporting points

This data set contains key locations at which the EFAS flood forecast shows a high probability of exceeding the EFAS 2-/5-year return period. For those locations a wide-range of ad...

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EFAS hydrological skill

This layer shows the hydrological skill of LISFLOOD expressed through the modified Kling-Gupta Efficiency for the calibration and validation period at gauging stations, which were ...

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EFAS real-time hydrographs

This data set shows for all locations where near real-time discharge observations are available to EFAS post-processed forecast hydrographs, with 15 days lead time; including proba...

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EFAS animation of deterministic precipitation forecast

This data set contains two animations showing the spatial evolution of precipitation over the whole of Europe: One 3-hourly over 7 days based on the deterministic precipitation for...

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EFAS threshold level exceedance

This data set contains for all locations across Europen rivers for which EFAS is predicting floods specifications on the time and magnitude of the forecasted flood peak. The magni...

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EFAS observed precipitation

This layer shows the accumulated amount of precipitation for the current day [in mm] for the extended geographic Europe used in EFAS. The exact time spans from 06UTC of the speci...

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EFAS seasonal outlook

This data set provides a pan-European seasonal outlook on flow anomalies and their probability of occurrence, aggregated over regions. River flow anomaly and its probability of oc...

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Animation of OPERA rainfall accumulation

This data set shows accumulated rainfall animations for the whole of Europe, based on radar observations and their nowcast. The 15 minutes animation covers the time period from the...

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2018-12-14
Modified date
2021-10-29
Landing page
http://www.efas.eu/