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2019.02
Date: 15/1/2019

GFPLAIN250m, a global high-resolution dataset of Earth’s floodplains


Authors:
Fernando Nardi (Water Resourcers Research and Documentation Centre - University for Foreigners of Perugia); Antonio Annis (Water Resourcers Research and Documentation Centre - University for Foreigners of Perugia); Giuliano Di Baldassarre (Department for Earth Sciences - Uppsala University, Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science CNDS Uppsala, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education Delft); Enrique R. Vivoni (School of Earth and Space Exploration - Arizona State University, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment - Arizona State University); Salvatore Grimaldi (Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-food and Forest systems - University of Tuscia, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - New York University Tandon School of Engineering)
Type: Open Access Journal
Published in: Scientific Data, volume 6, Article number: 180309
Keywords: Floodplain, GFPLAIN250m dataset, flood risk, climate change

Abstract

Identifying floodplain boundaries is of paramount importance for earth, environmental and socioeconomic studies addressing riverine risk and resource management. However, to date, a global floodplain delineation using a homogeneous procedure has not been constructed. In this paper, we present the first, comprehensive, high-resolution, gridded dataset of Earth’s floodplains at 250-m resolution (GFPLAIN250m). We use the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) digital terrain model and set of terrain analysis procedures for geomorphic floodplain delineations. The elevation data are processed by a fast geospatial tool for floodplain mapping available for download at https://github.com/fnardi/GFPLAIN. The GFPLAIN250m dataset can support many applications, including flood hazard mapping, habitat restoration, development studies, and the analysis of human-flood interactions. To test the GFPLAIN250m dataset, we perform a consistency analysis with floodplain delineations derived by flood hazard modelling studies in Europe.

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