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Data produced under hydrological forecasting strategy where National Directorate of Water Resource Management (DNGRH) is one of the main actors of the Disaster Risk Reduction system, whose fundamental and prime task is the monitoring, forecasting and issuing early warnings about the risks ahead, resulting in the safeguarding of lives and property.

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GeoSAFE , Hazard
Africa , East Africa , Mozambique , Global
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Contingence planning preparation for disaster risk management

Data Quality
Data were produced produced through the use of GSFM - Geospatial Stream Flow Model where analysis of topographic data for hydrologic modeling applications relies on the simple principle that water flows in the direction of steepest descent. Hence by comparing the elevation of given cell with that of the eight surrounding cells, it is possible to determine which direction incident drops of water would flow. Flow direction in GeoSFM is assigned using the eight direction pour point model in which each grid cell is assigned one of eight compass directions depending on which of its eight neighboring cells it discharges flow to. The computation of a flow direction grid paves the way for the determination of other parameters of hydrologic interest such as upstream contributing area, distance to the basin outlet and the slope of the land surface. It also allows for the definition of hydrologic modeling units such as catchments and river reaches. Routing parameters are extract for each of the resulting catchments and river reaches from the data derivatives of terrain analysis as well as the soil and land cover datasets.
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For more information please refer to the HydroSHEDS Technical Documentation:
Lehner, B., Verdin, K., Jarvis, A. (2006): HydroSHEDS Technical Documentation. ...

Spatial Representation Type
vector data is used to represent geographic data
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