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Title: GloFAS: seasonal outlook


This data set composes of three separate layers, each providing a global seasonal outlook on flow anomalies and their probability of occurrence; one at predefined locations, one for the river network and the last aggregated over river basins.

River flow anomaly and its probability of occurrence for the next 4 month. The anomaly is calculated from the current seasonal forecast (produced by forcing the LISFLOOD model with the 51 members ensemble from the ECMWF System 4 seasonal forecast) with respect to the 90th and 10th percentiles of the simulated discharge from a 24-year model climatology run (1990 - 2013). The seasonal forecast outlook plots are updated on a weekly basis with the latest weekly averaged water balance. A new seasonal forecast outlook (map and plots) is generated at the beginning of each month when the new forecast becomes available (usually on the 8th of the month).

This information is produced once a week by the operational GloFAS ( for the ...

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2017):  GloFAS: seasonal outlook. 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; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE; 52 ENVIRONMENT
EuroVoc concept(s) atmospheric conditions; bad weather; meteorology
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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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