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GloFAS wiki

In this documentation you will find some basic information on GloFAS. This includes:

  • Brief overview of the model configuration and version, as well as planned releases.

You can also find more information on the GloFAS web portal. There you also have access to the GloFAS map viewer.

Current operational system and data availability

GloFAS v2.1

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GloFAS at a glance

The Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS), jointly developed by the European Commission and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), is a global hydrological forecast and monitoring system independent of administrative and political boundaries.

It couples state-of-the art weather forecasts with a hydrological model and with its continental scale set-up provides downstream countries with information on upstream river conditions as well as continental and global overviews.

The GloFAS system

Schematic of the global hydrological forecasting system GloFAS

GloFAS produces daily flood forecasts (since 2011) and monthly seasonal streamflow outlooks (since November 2017). The system has been fully operational as part of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service since April 2018.