DATASET

EFAS snow equivalent

Collection: CEMS-EFAS : European Flood Awareness System 

Description

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 information on the individual layers: 1) Satellite-derived snow water equivalent: Snow Water Equivalent [mm] as derived from satellite measurements (AMSR-E microwave radiometer on EOS-Aqua) with assimilated ground observations. This is an operational H-SAF product. For more information: http://hsaf.meteoam.it/snow.php?tab=4

2) Model-derived snow water equivalent: LISFLOOD simulated amount of snow [mm water equivalent] based on observed meteorological input.

This information is part of the operational suit of EFAS (www.efas.eu) and intends to provide

EFAS partners with in-depth information about the current snow water equivalent as important supplementary information to better judge upcoming hydrological extremes.

The update frequency of this data set is daily; and the spatial coverage is the extended geographic Europe; while the horizontal resolution is 5km.

Contact

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

Contributors

How to cite

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2017): EFAS snow equivalent. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/99d1a1bc-bead-46a8-8cb3-dafa063662ec

Keywords

EFAS satellite-derived soil moisture pan European ASCAT soil moisture soil moisture anomaly Copernicus Copernicus Emergency Management Service

Data access

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.

EFAS active information (soil moisture / satellite soil moisture / soil moisture anomaly)
URL 
  • This data set can be viewed by EFAS partners online under www.efas.eu by activating the layers: - soil moisture - satellite soil moisture - soil moisture anomaly

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.

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
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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, Science and technology
Update frequency
unknown
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/99d1a1bc-bead-46a8-8cb3-dafa063662ec
Popularity