Basic info.

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
    • Dataset Release Date
    • 2014-08-15
    • Version
    • version 1.2
    • 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
  • Ancillary Keywords
  • JAMSTEC
  • Progress
  • COMPLETE
  • Spatial Coverage
    • South Bound
    • -60
    • North Bound
    • 80
    • West Bound
    • -180
    • East Bound
    • 180
  • Location
  • CONTINENT->GLOBAL LAND
  • Data Resolution
    • Horizontal Resolution Range
    • 1/2 - 1/200 degree and 3 seconds
  • Use Constraints
  • Please refer the "Terms and Conditions" at the page below. http://hydro.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~yamadai/GWD-LR/
  • Language
  • ENGLISH
  • Personnel
    • Role
    • TECHNICAL CONTACT
    • Affiliation
    • Dai Yamazaki
    • Organization
    • Department of Integrated Climate Change Projection Research/JAMSTEC
    • E-mail
    • d-yamazaki@jamstec.go.jp
    • Contact Address
      • Address
      • 3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku
      • Address
      • Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
      • City
      • Yokohama
      • Province or State
      • Kanagawa
      • Postal Code
      • 236-0001
      • Country
      • Japan
    • Role
    • DIF AUTHOR
    • Affiliation
    • Data Management Office
    • Organization
    • JAMSTEC
    • E-mail
    • dmo@jamstec.go.jp
    • Contact Address
      • Address
      • 3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku
      • Address
      • Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
      • City
      • Yokohama
      • Province or State
      • Kanagawa
      • Postal Code
      • 236-0001
      • Country
      • Japan
  • Data Center
    • Data Center Name
      • Short Name
      • JAMSTEC
      • Long Name
      • Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
    • Data Center URL
    • http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/
    • Personnel
      • Role
      • DATA CENTER CONTACT
      • Affiliation
      • Data Management Office
      • Organization
      • JAMSTEC
      • E-mail
      • dmo@jamstec.go.jp
      • Contact Address
        • Address
        • 3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku
        • Address
        • Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
        • City
        • Yokohama
        • Province or State
        • Kanagawa
        • Postal Code
        • 236-0001
        • Country
        • Japan
  • Related URL
    • URL Type
      • Type
      • GET DATA
    • URL
    • http://hydro.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~yamadai/GWD-LR/
  • Metadata Name
  • CEOS IDN DIF
  • Metadata Version
  • VERSION 9.7.1
  • Metadata Creation Date
  • 2016-04-28
  • Last Metadata Revision Date
  • 2016-06-22