Global river flood hazard

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Fluvial flood inundation layers from the GLOFRIS global flood model. Flood inundation maps were provided for 8 return periods between 5yr and 1000yr. The unit of the data is inundation depth in meters. The data resolution is 30 arc seconds (approximately 1km at the equator). The data are provided in GeoTIFF raster file format ‘.tif’, with the geographic projection EPSG:4326 WGS84. For further information on GLOFRIS: Ward, P.J., Jongman, B., Sperna Weiland, F., Bouwman, A., Van Beek, R., Bierkens, M.F.P., Ligtvoet, W., Winsemius, H.C., 2013. Assessing flood risk at the global scale: model setup, results, and sensitivity. Environmental Research Letters, 8, 044019, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/044019. Winsemius, H.C., Van Beek, R., Jongman, B., Ward, P.J., Bouwman, A., 2013. A framework for global river flood risk assessments. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17, 1871-1892, doi:10.5194/hess-17-1871-2013.

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Author World Bank Group
Last Updated March 23, 2021, 09:22 (UTC)
Created March 23, 2021, 09:22 (UTC)
Topic Extractive industries
Country United Arab Emirates
Published year 2021

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