Published: June 13, 2013


A CU-Boulder group is using satellite data to map the record-breaking flooding in Europe. The mapping is by the Dartmouth Flood Observatory,, headquartered at CU-Boulder’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and directed by Senior Research Scientist G. Robert Brakenridge. The center provides a digital map record of Earth’s changing surface water, including changes related to floods and droughts, and is the only comprehensive global archive of surface water change information that is available free to the public.

For more information contact Brakenridge at 303-735-5485 or, or Jim Scott in CU-Boulder’s office of news services at 303-492-3114 or