DATASET

EFAS deterministic flood forecasts

Collection: CEMS-EFAS : European Flood Awareness System 

Description

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 ECMWF and the other one on the deterministic forecast of the DWD. Each layer includes specifications on the expected flood magnitude in terms of exceedance of different threshold levels (EFAS 2-, 5-, and 20-year return period).

This information is produced by the operational EFAS (www.efas.eu) in order to provide the EFAS partners with a more detailed insight into the different forecasts and thresholds.

The update frequency of this data set is twice a day (00:00 and 12:00 UTC); and the spatial coverage is the extended geographic Europe, while the spatial resolution is 5 x 5 km.

Contact

Email
peter.salamon (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2017): EFAS deterministic flood forecasts. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/20c431a3-3149-4470-9cd5-32bf3e284754

Keywords

Copernicus deterministic forecast Copernicus Emergency Management Service ECMWF DWD EFAS pan European flood forecast

Data access

Deterministic ECMWF - DWD
URL 
  • This data set can be viewed by EFAS partners online under www.efas.eu by activating the layer "Deterministic ECMWF / DWD"

EFAS Sensor Observation Service (SOS)
URL 
  • EFAS partners have the possibility to access and download selected products from the operational EFAS by using this password-protected OGC service.

EFAS WMS-T (Web Map Service Time)
URL 
  • EFAS partners have the possibility to access and download selected products from the operational EFAS by using this password-protected OGC service.

Publications

Publication
Medium Range Flood Forecasting - Example EFAS
Thielen Del Pozo, J., Salamon, P., Burek, P., Pappenberger, F., Cristina, A., Sprokkereef, E., Hazlinger, M., Garcia-Padilla, M. and Garcia‐sanchez, R., Medium Range Flood Forecasting - Example EFAS, In: Handbook of Hydrometeorological Ensemble Forecasting, 2016, ISBN 978-3-642-40457-3, p. 1-17, JRC102648.

Spatial coverage

Type Value
GML
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GEO
POLYGON((-11.5 67,41 67,41 27,-11.5 27,-11.5 67))
GEO
{"type":"Polygon","crs":{"type":"name","properties":{"name":"urn:ogc:def:crs:OGC:1.3:CRS84"}},"coordinates":[[[-11.5,67],[41,67],[41,27],[-11.5,27],[-11.5,67]]]}

Lineage information

No additional information

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2021-04-23
Modified date
2020-09-11
Issued date
2017-03-06
Landing page
https://www.efas.eu/ 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Environment, Health, Science and technology
Update frequency
unknown
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/20c431a3-3149-4470-9cd5-32bf3e284754
Popularity