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September 17, 2018

Comparison of global flood hazard maps

Global Flood Awareness System

A new paper about the inter-comparison and validation of global riverine flood models has just been published and can be accessed here: 

The work considers 6 different models for global flood hazard maps consisting of the Catchment-Based Macro-scale Floodplain (CaMa-Flood) model, the Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale and United Nations Environment Program (CIMA-UNEP) model, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) model, the Global Flood Risk with Image Scenarios (GLOFRIS) model , the Joint Research Centre (JRC) model, and the SSBN model (now known as Fathom Global Ltd.).  Flood maps are validated against observed satellite data in 3 test areas in Africa, showing the accuracy of models in reproducing large-scale flood events. 
The research is part of an ongoing inter-comparison project at the Global Flood Partnership (GFP ).


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