Early Action Protocol for Flash Floods

Disaster Risk Response Stage
Category Hybrid Tools
Input Network
Input Network Member
Provider Organization: Columbia University, Red Cross
Point of Contact: Andrew Kruczkiewicz
Geographic Domain Local
Geographic Product Locations Unknown
Geographic Product Locations - Detailed
Producing Daily Global Coverage? False
Globally Extensible True
Product Delivery Latency N/A
Data Type Optical
Associated Capacity Development Resources None
Product Format N/A
Archived False
Tailored Service Available True
License Type None
Spatial Extent 60N-60S
Spatial Scale 5km / 1 km
Caveats tailored for flash flood, however in some cases also potentially valuable for other flood types. Capable to be further tailored based on stakeholder interactions and needs.
Frequency 3 hour
Overpass Latency N/A
Downlink Latency N/A
Processing Latency N/A
Impacted By Cloud Shadows None
Impacted By Terrain Shadows None
Status In Development
Input By John Murray, NASA Applied Sciences
Notes The Early Action Protocol (EAP) for Flash Floods in Ecuador is a set of standard operating procedures for prioritizing when and where anticipatory action can be taken based on shifts in risk for flash floods. An important element of the EAP is the trigger model development - which we are finalizing under this project, using a NASA-funded enhancing of the University of Oklahoma's EF5 global flood model. Available at: floods.global