Guy J-P. Schumann

University of Colorado Boulder (Dartmouth Flood Observatory)

Applied Research Topic: 

Assessments of the value of the ATL13 inland water level product for the Global Flood Partnership

Potential Applications: 

Prediction and managing of flood disaster impacts and global flood risk.


The team, under the lead of Dr. Guy Schumann and Dr. Florian Pappenberger, will assess the value of the ICESat-2 water level product using two flood model use cases, one over the California Bay Delta and one over the Niger Inland Delta. Application of the ALT13 product into routine operations will be ensured via an ALT13 database integrated into the pillar "Global Flood Service and Toolbox" (GFST) of the Global Flood Partnership (GFP, GFP is a cooperation framework between scientific organizations and flood disaster managers worldwide to develop flood observational and modeling infrastructure, leveraging on existing initiatives for better predicting and managing flood disaster impacts and flood risk globally. GFP is hosted as an Expert Working Group by the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS,

The objective of this EA project is to make the ICESat-2 water level data available to the international GFP community. The EA team believes that the ALT13 product, after successful demonstration of its value in model cal/val and monitoring of large floodplain inundation dynamics, should be made easily accessible to the GFP. The GFST will host data outputs and tools from different flood models and for different applications and regions. All these models can benefit from ALT13 if made available to GFP through GFST.

SDT Member Partner: 
  • Prof. Paul D. Bates, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol
  • Dr. Jeffrey C. Neal, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol
  • Dr. Florian Pappenberger, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
End Users: 

Global Flood Partnership (POC: Dr. Florian Pappenberger; Global Flood Service and Toolbox pillar)

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