DATASET

EDO Low Flow Index (LFI) (version 2.1.0)

Collection: DROUGHT : Drought Observatories datasets 

Description

The LFI indicator exploits the simulated 6-hours river water discharge outputs of the JRC’s in-house LISFLOOD hydrological model, in order to capture unbroken consecutive periods of unusually low streamflow, and compares the consequent water deficit during those periods with the historical climatological conditions in the period 1995-2020, in order to derive the severity of the events.

Contact

Email
alfred.de-jager (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

  • ECMWF European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast
  • EFAS European Flood Awareness System
  • EDO European and Global Drought Observatories

How to cite

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast, ECMWF; European Flood Awareness System, EFAS; European and Global Drought Observatories, EDO (2021): EDO Low Flow Index (LFI) (version 2.1.0). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/fd18fd1d-1af4-443a-b624-e19001b91f49

Keywords

Europe Hydrological drought CEMS European Drought Observatory (EDO) Low Flow Copernicus Droughts

Data access

Data Download Service (NetCDF)
URL 
Data Download Service (GeoTIFF)
URL 
Low Flow Index Factsheet
Download 
  • This Factsheet provides a detailed technical description of the Low-Flow Index (LFI) indicator, which is implemented within the copernicus European Drought Observatory (EDO), and which is used for monitoring the timing (i.e. starting date and duration) and spatial evolution of major hydrological (streamflow) drought events in Europe

Publications

Publication
Development of an operational low-flow index for hydrological drought monitoring over Europe
Cammalleri, C., J. Vogt and P. Salamon. 2017. Development of an operational low-flow index for hydrological drought monitoring over Europe. Hydrological Sciences Journal, Vol. 62, No. 3, 346- 358. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02626667.2016.1240869
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Spatial coverage

Type Value
WKT
POLYGON((50.75 71.5,-27.75 71.5,-27.75 27.25,50.75 27.25,50.75 71.5))

Temporal coverage

From date To date
1995-01-01 N/A

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2021-04-22
Modified date
2021-08-26
Issued date
2021-04-01
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Environment
Update frequency
three times a month
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/fd18fd1d-1af4-443a-b624-e19001b91f49
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