Implemented by the European Commission as part of the Copernicus Programme

GloFAS v3.5 launched 28 June 2023

A minor release of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS) Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS), version 3.5, will be launched operationally on Wednesday 28 June 2023.   

CEMS GloFAS v3.5 integrates changes in its Numerical Weather Prediction Forcing, with the use of ECMWF ensemble forecasting system version 48R1. The 48R1 ENS has a spatial resolution of 9km compared with 18km for previous ENS versions.  The configuration of the NWP input to CEMS GloFAS remains unchanged. More details on the changes can be found in Implementation of IFS Cycle 48r1. The minor release also includes the addition of new reporting points.

For more information about the release of GloFAS, which includes also other minor changes please refer to the dedicated wiki pages after the release. Questions and feedback can be addressed to the GloFAS team via the GloFAS contact form.


Figure 1: GloFAS version 3.5 introduces changes associated with the 48R1 Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) model configuration (resolution and extended range) that may potentially impact the results of GloFAS.

By Karen O'Regan     June 20, 2023, 3:03 p.m.