Chile Flood and Drought Monitor Created

Example image of daily precipitation for Chile.

Example image of daily precipitation for Chile. Source: Princeton Climate Analytics; .

Princeton University’s Latin America Flood and Drought Monitor, which ICIWaRM and UNESCO IHP and its G-WADI program 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