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Flow Rates of Selected World Rivers
Entry ID: RIVER-FLOW


Summary
Abstract: Monthly river flow rate data for most of the globe except former
Soviet Union countries (ds553.1) and US (ds550.1). This compilation
was prepared by Byron Bodo (bodo@yesic.com), Feb 2001; it succeeds the
May 2000 update. As before, this version is a combination of datasets
from UNESCO, WMO GRDC, the RIVDIS by Vorosmarty (1998), and
others. The present set was derived by removing redundant gauge
records, correcting ubiquitous errata in discharge data and metadata
(river and gauge names, location coordinates, drainage areas),
updating or replacing many records with more recently issued versions,
and extending records backwards in time with historical data from
other sources. Average record length is about 26.7 years. About 2/3 of
the records have from 10-100+ years of data.

Periods: 1807-2000

Updates: irregularly

Variables: streamflow

Types: hydrology, analyses

Coverage: network

Sources: UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

Volume: 4MB

Statistics: average, maximum values, minimum values

[Summary Extracted from the NCAR/DSS Home Page]

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: Additional information about this dataset is available via
World Wide Web from the NCAR Home Page.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 80.0 S: -80.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
Dataset Title: Flow Rates of Selected World Rivers
Version: Not provided
Online Resource: http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds552.0/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1807-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: yearly


Science Keywords
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS >DISCHARGE/FLOW    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER FEATURES >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]


Platform
FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
CURRENT METERS    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Access Constraints
Public domain. Normal access. See COST below. User may redistribute,
but we do not support redistributed files or software.

Cost: None. The data are free and available in the data directory.


Keywords
FLOW RATES
MONTHLY DATA
STREAMFLOW


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://rda.ucar.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: RDA HELP DESK
Phone: (303)-497-1231
Fax: (303)-497-1291
Email: rdahelp at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
CISL/DSS
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.



Distribution
Distribution_Size: 4.0 MB
Fees: No Fee


Personnel
ROY BARNES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (303) 497-1230
Fax: (303) 497-1137
Email: bozo at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Scientific Computing Division
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: USA


SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: 301-851-8318
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
SGT
5700 Rivertech Court
City: Riverdale
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20737
Country: USA


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-06-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-17



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