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Global Width Database for Large Rivers

  • Title
  • Global Width Database for Large Rivers
  • Data Set Citation
    • Dataset Creator
    • Dai Yamazaki
    • Dataset Title
    • Global Width Database for Large Rivers
    • Other Citation Details
    • Development of the Global Width Database for Large Rivers, Dai Yamazaki, Fiachra O'Loughlin, Mark A. Trigg, Zachary F. Miller, Tamlin M. Pavelsky, & Paul D. Bates, Water Resour. Res., vol.50, pp.3467-3480, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/2013WR014664
    • Online Resource
    • http://hydro.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~yamadai/GWD-LR/
  • Summary
  • River width is a fundamental parameter of river hydrodynamic simulations, but to date no global-scale river width database based on observed water bodies has been available. Here we present a new algorithm that automatically calculates river width from satellite-based water masks and flow direction maps. The Global Width Database for Large Rivers (GWD-LR) is developed by applying the algorithm to the SRTM Water Body Database and the HydroSHEDS flow direction map.
  • Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE->TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE->SURFACE WATER->RIVERS/STREAMS
  • ISO Topic Category
  • INLAND WATERS
  • Location
  • CONTINENT->GLOBAL LAND
  • Personnel
    • Role
    • TECHNICAL CONTACT
    • Affiliation
    • Dai Yamazaki
    • Organization
    • Department of Integrated Climate Change Projection Research/JAMSTEC
    • E-mail
    • d-yamazaki@jamstec.go.jp
    • Role
    • DIF AUTHOR
    • Affiliation
    • Data Management Office
    • Organization
    • JAMSTEC
    • E-mail
    • dmo@jamstec.go.jp
  • Related URL
    • URL Type
      • Type
      • GET DATA
    • URL
    • http://hydro.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~yamadai/GWD-LR/