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Title: GloFAS: flood reporting points


This data set contains key locations at which the GloFAS flood forecast shows a high probability of exceeding the 2-, 5- and 20-year return period (three separate layers). Additionally information for a large number of fixed stations all over the world is provided. For all stations a wide-range of additional hydrological information are provided, such as: - hydrograph showing the probabilistic forecast for the next 30 days based on ECMWF-ENS - calendar matrices showing the evolution of forecasts in relation to the exceedance of critical hydrological thresholds.

The update frequency of this data set is daily; and the spatial coverage is global; while the horizontal resolution is 0.1 degree.

This information is produced by the operational suit of GloFAS ( in order to provide the user with in-depth information at relevant key locations. This information also provides a good indication on the reliability of the hydrological forecast.

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2017):  GloFAS: flood reporting points. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2017-03-06
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Update frequency daily
Language English
Data theme(s) Environment; Health; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 28 SOCIAL QUESTIONS; 36 SCIENCE
EuroVoc concept(s) hydrology
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Geographic bounding box

85.06° N, 180° E, -85.06° S, -180° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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