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Precipitation catchment area for Glomma/Norway and the Lågen River Bassin
In May and June 1995, not only was Norway (Østlandet, Trysil, Glomma and Gudbrandsdalen) extensively flooded, but also Northern and Central Sweden experienced record-breaking floods.
The total damage from the floods were estimated at 1.3 to 1.5 billion Norwegian Crowns (NKK), of which damage to property constituted approximately 800 million NKK.
Norway and Sweden experienced record-breaking floods in May and June 1995
This should be compared to the normal average annual cost of flood damage in Norway of approximately 200 million NKK.
Which principal causes contributed to the alarming proportions of the 1995 floods?
Did the population of the area, through their actions, inadvertently cause the floods?
The floods caused a lot of damage to property
This project will explore how GIS and remote sensing data can help analyse the conditions that caused the floods.
- 7,000 persons evacuated
- 10,000 persons in rescue work
- 140 km2 cultivated land flooded
- 1,000,000m3 soil eroded
- 470 km railway line interrupted
- loss of one human life
Disaster monitoringDisaster monitoring - Introduction
Floods in ØstlandetBackground
ExercisesWorksheet introductionExercise ArcExplorerExercise - Remote sensing on paper
LinksESRI websiteThe 1995 flood in southeastern NorwayThe Glomma and Laagen Waterworks Cooperative (GLB)ReliefWebFlood in PolandFlood in the Czech republicDeutscher WetterdienstOccurrence and causes of extreme flood eventsKansas Water Science CenterMississippi: the great flood of summer 1993NOAA - archive. Free registration required
Eduspace - SoftwareLEOWorks 3ArcExplorer
Eduspace - DownloadFloods-in-Ostlandet_ ArcView.zipFloods-in-Ostlandet_
ArcExplorer.zipMap snow-cover, 24 May 1994 (PDF)Map snow-cover, 22 May 1995 (PDF)Weather chart map, 29 May 1995 (PDF)