Flood Monitoring from Space – ESA’s Sentinel-1

Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan received heavy monsoon rain August 30, 2017. The flood in Karachi due to heavy rains is the continuation of the similar monsoon related flooding crisis in the South East Asia region (India, Bangladesh etc.).The Flood map below is derived (subset of Karachi city ) from European Space Agency (ESA)’s Copernicus Program SENTINEL-1 Synthetic Aperture RADAR (SAR) image acquired on September 01, 2017. The green color in the map shows the flooded region.

 

 

The total rainfall derived from satellite data (GPM IMERG) for Karachi from August 29-31, 2017 is shown in Figure below:

 

 

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Catalogue of Climate Data Sources

A catalogue of climate data sources with links. Please feel free to add new links or report for broken links.

Data Type Data Source Link
Climate data (raw) (Global Historical Climate Network: weather station records from around the world, temperature and precipitation) ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/ghcn/v2/
USHCN US. Historical Climate Network ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/ushcn/
ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/ushcn/v2/monthly/
World Monthly Surface Station Climatology http://dss.ucar.edu/datasets/ds570.0/
Antarctic weather stations https://legacy.bas.ac.uk/met/READER/
European weather stations http://eca.knmi.nl/
Italian Meterological Society http://www.zamg.ac.at/cms/de/aktuell
Satellite feeds https://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/presentNavigation.pl?tree=project&project=SORCE
https://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/atdd
Tide Gauges http://www.psmsl.org/
World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) http://wgms.ch/
International Argo Project http://www.argo.net/
International Comphensive Ocean – Atomospheric Dataset http://icoads.noaa.gov/
Aerosol Robotic Network https://aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Climate data (processed) Surface temperature anomalies https://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/
https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/monitoring-references/faq/anomalies.php#anomalies
http://hadobs.metoffice.com/hadcrut4/index.html
http://ds.data.jma.go.jp/tcc/tcc/products/gwp/temp/ann_wld.html
http://berkeleyearth.org/
Satellite temperatures (MSU) http://www.nsstc.uah.edu/data/msu/
http://www.remss.com/measurements/upper-air-temperature
https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/smcd/emb/mscat/index.php
Sea surface temperatures ftp://eclipse.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/OI-daily-v2/
Stratospheric Temperature http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/stratosphere/temperature/
Sea Ice http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/
http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/
http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/en/home/seaice_extent.htm
http://www.iup.uni-bremen.de:8084/amsr/amsre.html
http://arctic-roos.org/observations/satellite-data/sea-ice/ice-area-and-extent-in-arctic
http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icecover.uk.php
Radiosondes http://www.univie.ac.at/theoret-met/research/raobcore/
http://hadobs.metoffice.com/hadat/
http://weather.uwyo.edu/upperair/sounding.html
https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/http://web.science.unsw.edu.au/~stevensherwood/radproj/index.htmlhttp://cdiac.ornl.gov/trends/temp/sterin/sterin.html
Cloud and radiation products https://isccp.giss.nasa.gov/products/onlineData.html
https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/ceres/table_ceres.html
Sea Level http://sealevel.colorado.edu/
http://www.psmsl.org/
Aerosols http://dataipsl.ipsl.jussieu.fr/AEROCOM/
https://gacp.giss.nasa.gov/
Greenhouse Gases https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/aggi/
https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/
https://airs.jpl.nasa.gov/
Snow Cover http://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/index.php
GLIMS Glacier Database http://glims.colorado.edu/glacierdata/
Ocean Heat Content https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/OC5/3M_HEAT_CONTENT/
https://oceans.pmel.noaa.gov/
Ocean CO2 http://cdiac.ornl.gov/oceans/
GCOS Essential Climate Variables https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/gosic
NOAA Climate Indicators https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/bams
Data Visualization & Analysis GIOVANNI https://giovanni.gsfc.nasa.gov/giovanni/
Climate Explorer http://climexp.knmi.nl/start.cgi?someone@somewhere
IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/
Wood fro trees http://woodfortrees.org/plot/
International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) http://www.ipcc-data.org/maps/
Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium https://www.pacificclimate.org/about-pcic/programs
ClimateWizard http://www.climatewizard.org/
Global Change Master Directory https://gcmd.nasa.gov/
CLIVAR http://www.clivar.org/data/global.php
USA Weather RADAR https://radar.weather.gov/
Canadian Weather RADAR https://weather.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html