Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Historic flood delineation and analyses for Elbe/Vltava catchment (2018-10-02)


Activation date: 2018-10-02
Event type: Flood

Activation reason:
In June 2013,  wide flooding and consequent damage and losses occurred in Central Europe, affecting especially Southern and Eastern Germany and some areas in Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland. It was one of the largest floods in the past two centuries.The outcome of EMSN-056 activation aims to provide further results to help in the analysis of this flood event dynamics. The current study delimits the flood extent of every available source, not analysed before, during more than one month from 02/06 to 05/07/2013 (Product 1), and chronologically compare results to provide information on the evolution of the event (Product 2).The time frame of interest (Summer of 2013) is previous to the European Sentinel satellites launch, hence the search of archived acquisitions included a wide number of sensors. SAR sensors, not affected by clouds, were prioritized but images were scarce; ...

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2018):  Historic flood delineation and analyses for Elbe/Vltava catchment (2018-10-02). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2018-10-02
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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53.58117088° N, 14.82902922° E, 49.87374244° S, 10.05272284° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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