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Aggregated fluvial flood hazard output for six Global Flood Models for the African Continent.

Trigg, M.A. and Birch, C.E. and Neal, J.C. and Bates, P.D. and Smith, A. and Sampson, C.C. and Yamazaki, D. and Hirabayashi, Y. and Pappenberger, F. and Dutra, E. and Ward, P.J. and Winsemius, H.C. and Salamon, P and Dottori, F and Rudari, R. and Kappes, M.S. and Simpson, A.L. and Hadzilacos, G. and Fewtrell, T.J., Global Flood Partnership (2016) Aggregated fluvial flood hazard output for six Global Flood Models for the African Continent. University of Leeds. [Dataset] https://doi.org/10.5518/96

This item is part of the Global Flood Model Testing and Validation Datasets collection.

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This dataset is the output from the Global Flood Model intercomparison project undertaken on behalf of the Global Flood Partnership. The methodology is described in Trigg et. al. 2016, "The credibility challenge for global fluvial flood risk analysis", published in the Environmental Research Letters Journal. Please cite this paper for all uses of the data.The data is composed of aggregated data for 5 return periods (1 in 25, 100, 250 and 1000 year) from 6 global flood hazard models: CaMa-UT, GLOFRIS, ECMWF, JRC, SSBN, and CIMA-UNEP. All the models simulate, for a given probability flow, how water that is excess to river channel capacity inundates the surrounding floodplain topography. There are 5 files, one for each return period. Each file is a geospatial, WGS84, 1/1200 decimal degrees resolution (~90m) GeoTIFF raster with a classified integer value representing how many out of the 6 models agree that a cell is wet (note 0 - dry/no data).

Additional information: GEOTIFF FILES: Classified raster data with integer value representing how many out of the 6 models agree that a cell is wet (note 0 - dry/no data). WGS84, Geospatial raster data 1/1200 decimal degrees resolution (~90m) - Single byte LZW compressed GeoTIFF raster format. This file format can be read by any Geographical Information System Software (GIS).
Keywords: global flood model, flood hazard, Africa
Subjects: H000 - Engineering > H200 - Civil engineering > H220 - Environmental engineering
F000 - Physical sciences > F700 - Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments > F750 - Environmental sciences > F752 - Hydrology
D000 - Veterinary sciences, agriculture & related subjects > D400 - Agriculture > D440 - Rural estate management > D443 - Water resource management
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Environment > water@leeds
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http://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/11/9/094014Publication
http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/104489/Publication
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Date deposited: 12 Sep 2016 10:48
URI: http://archive.researchdata.leeds.ac.uk/id/eprint/79

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