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More than one century of hydrological monitoring in two small catchments with different forest coverage, Sperbelgraben and Rappengraben (Switzerland)
Entry ID: 10-16904-7_1


Summary
Abstract: Long-term data on precipitation and runoff are essential to draw firm conclusions about the behavior and trends of hydrological catchments that may be influenced by land-use and climate change. Here the longest continuous runoff records (1903 - 2015) from small catchments (less than 1 km2) in Switzerland (and possibly worldwide) are provided as a data set. The history of the hydrological monitoring in the Sperbel- and Rappengraben (Emmental) is summarized in Stähli et al., Environ Monit Assess (2011). The runoff stations operated safely for more than 90% of the summer months when most of the major flood events occurred. Nevertheless, the absolute values of peak runoff during the largest flood events are subject to considerable uncertainty (also discussed in Stähli et al., 2011). This treasure trove of data can be used in various ways, eg. for analysis of the generalized extreme value distributions of the two catchments, of the mechanisms governing the runoff behavior of small catchments, as well as for testing stochastic and deterministic models.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 47.03105 S: 47.01343  E: 7.8903  W: 7.84105

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Manfred Stähli, A. Ludwig, Karl Steiner, Alexandre Badoux
Dataset Title: More than one century of hydrological monitoring in two small catchments with different forest coverage, Sperbelgraben and Rappengraben (Switzerland)
Dataset Release Date: 2016-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Birmensdorf, Switzerland
Dataset Publisher: Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape WSL
Version: 1
Data Presentation Form: zip
Online Resource: https://www.envidat.ch/dataset/10-16904-7


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2016-01-01
Stop Date: 2016-01-01


Science Keywords
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER    [Definition]


Access Constraints
Public access to the data


Use Constraints
Usage constraintes defined by the license "Other (Open)", see http://www.opendefinition.org/licenses/odc-odbl


Keywords
AIR TEMPERATURE
PRECIPITATION
RUNOFF
SNOW DEPTH
WATERSHED DRAINAGE BASINS


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL
Data Center URL: https://www.wsl.ch

Data Center Personnel
Name: ENVIDAT
Email: envidat at wsl.ch


Personnel
DR. STAEHLI
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: manfred.staehli at wsl.ch


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2016-10-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-16



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