Data:Dartmouth Flood Observatory


Dartmouth Flood Observatory dataset information page

Short Description

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Global Surface Water Record and detailed maps of flooding

Statement: Dartmouth Flood Observatory: Space-based Measurement of Surface Water

Abstract: The Dartmouth Flood Observatory uses orbital remote sensing to detect, measure, and map river discharge and river flooding. Water discharge is measured by the River Watch processor, based on a feed of NASA AMSR-E satellite microwave data. It produces a remote sensing signal that tracks river discharge at 2500+ carefully selected river measurement sites. Flooding is monitored by the MODIS sensors, to map floods as they occurred.

Data format

Data type: River discharge
Data origin: Measured
Data format: Shapefile, KMZ
Other format: MapInfo, geoJPG
Data resolution: 250m

Data Coverage

Spatial data coverage: Global
Temporal data coverage: Time series
Time period covered: 1985 - Present


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