Chile Flood and Drought Monitor Created

Monday, August 5, 2019

Princeton University’s Latin America Flood and Drought Monitor, which UNESCO IHP and its G-WADI program, along with ICIWaRM, helped develop, has now been adapted for the first time to an individual country.

The Chile Flood and Drought Monitor, developed by Princeton Climate Analytics, is a high-resolution and user-friendly platform that integrates local station information that provides historical, near-real time and forecast data. It uses satellite driven rainfall data to drive a vector-based river routing model. The user can display and animate 15 different variables and overlays over daily, monthly and yearly timescales. Ground-based data can also be displayed.

A video demonstration of the model is viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqBhcOi5Pmc.