[Parameters: Topic='TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE', Term='SURFACE WATER', Variable_Level_1='RUNOFF']
Total Runoff Integrating Pathways (TRIP)Entry ID: GNVd0196_104
Abstract: "TRIP'' is an acronym of "Total Runoff Integrating Pathways.''
These pathways can help to isolate the river basins, inter-basin translation of water through river channels, as well as collect and route runoff to the river mouth(s) for all the major rivers. TRIP enables us to validate the runoff part of land surface parameterizations (LSPs) in GCMs. In conjunction with the river discharge data, ... TRIP will permit estimation of changes in runoff in climate change investigation.
TRIP will also be used in the coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-River-flow models to assess the changes in the history of the water cycle on the Earth. We are introducing a carefully crafted river channel network (call it a tool) to investigate the runoff part of the global water cycle. The tool is currently being used in "evaluation activity" of different Land-surface Process Schemes currently being evaluated under the GEWEX /ISLSCP Global Soil Wetness Project (GSWP).
A paper describing the design of TRIP was published in Earth Interactions. The article is:
T. Oki and Y. C. Sud, 1998: Design of Total Runoff Integrating Pathways (TRIP) - A global river channel network. Earth Interactions, 2.
Please refer the paper above if you think the TRIP is valuable for your research.
(Exract from home page : http://hydro.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~taikan/TRIPDATA/TRIPDATA.html)
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: T. OKI, GSFC, NASA
Dataset Title: Total Runoff Integrating Pathways (TRIP)
Start Date: 1997-07-22Stop Date: 1997-07-22
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Email: Hy.Dao at unep.org
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-05-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-04-29