Swiss hydrological data
NEW: page on international data sharing initiatives.
This wiki has been set-up by Bettina Schaefli to collect information on data available for hydrological research in Switzerland. The information is collected for research purposes for Swiss and international researchers (with some specific information for EPFL colleagues).
The general entry point for hydrological data in Switzerland is the hydrological data portal, www.hydrodaten.admin.ch of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN or BAFU in German).
Attention: their river information system GEWISS has been integrated into map.geo.admin.ch (see here).
The entry point for hydrologic information about Switzerland for the general public is the Swiss Water Portal.
This listing is not complete, information is given as far as known by the author and selected according to her experience (comments and additional information very welcome!).
Please contact me if you would like to add a resource.
Currently available pages are:
- Discharge data (including water temperature and lake level stations)
- Groundwater data
- Meteorological data resources
- Snow observation resources
- Spatial data on catchment characteristics / climate regions
- Glacier observation resources
- Experimental catchments and other experiments
- Climate change simulations
- Damage quantification
- Peer-reviewed papers
- Other Swiss hydro links
Discharge data from neighbouring countries:
- Discharge data from Austria (free download of selected data, but no immediate availability, water temperature, lake levels and groundwater observations also available)
- NEW: Hydrological data from France: HydroBanque (free download upon registration, real-time data).
Meteo data from neighbouring countries:
- Meteo for France
- Meteo for Italy
- Meteo data form the German Wetterdienst (CDC Climate Data Center; on the German version you can also follow updates on the available data).
(last modification 13 march 2017; creation: 13 may 2015, )