Information used by the DFMS products is sourced from satellite remote sensing data and data gathered in situ, with up to 30 years of historical data available from DFMS archives. Customers can choose from multiple products to match their needs.
Forecasts for catchments and streamflow for 2, 7 and 90 days. Combine with 2- and 7-day weather forecasts plus water extent and height indices to identify areas prone to flash floods. (Source: VIC model)
Dedicated land cover assessment for the Karamoja region based on 2018 data gives insight into the complex layers of vegetation that help prevent surface runoff, reducing the risk of flooding.
Indicator for healthy vegetation / 10m spatial resolution / Refresh rate: 5 days / Uses Sentinel 2 satellite data
Indicator for water available to plant in the soil / 1k spatial resolution / Refresh rate: daily / Uses SMOS (Miras) and Metop (Ascat) satellite data
Identifies recent burned areas / 10m spatial resolution / Refresh rate: 5 days / Uses Sentinel 2 satellite data
Mixture of vegetation and soil temperatures / 1k spatial resolution / Refresh rate: daily / Uses MODIS & Landsat 8 satellite data
Water level relative to reference surface / Resolution targeted at specific point / Refresh rate: 10 days / Uses JASON satellite data