HydroSHEDS : The Hydrological data and maps based on SHuttle Elevation Derivatives at multiple Scales.
Entry ID: WWF_HS

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Summary
Abstract: HydroSHEDS is a mapping product that provides hydrographic information for
regional and global-scale applications in a consistent format. It offers a
suite of geo-referenced data sets (vector and raster) at various scales,
including river networks, watershed boundaries, drainage directions, and flow
accumulations. HydroSHEDS is based on high-resolution elevation data obtained
during a Space Shuttle flight for NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
(SRTM) (Source: HydroSHEDS).

Related URL
Link: GET SERVICE > GET MAP SERVICE
Description: Hydrosheds Download Site


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION


Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
CGIAR_CIAT_LANDUSE


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1940-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > ANGOLA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CAMEROON
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CHAD
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CONGO, REPUBLIC
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA > CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES >AQUACULTURE    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES >FISHERIES    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING >FARM STRUCTURES    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >IRRIGATION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >RECLAMATION/REVEGETATION/RESTORATION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >WEEDS, NOXIOUS PLANTS OR INVASIVE PLANTS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >AFFORESTATION/REFORESTATION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >FOREST CONSERVATION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >FOREST FIRE SCIENCE    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >FOREST HARVESTING AND ENGINEERING    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >FOREST MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >FOREST MENSURATION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >FOREST PROTECTION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >FOREST YIELDS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL ABSORPTION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL INFILTRATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >EVAPOTRANSPIRATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY STRUCTURE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >PLANT SUCCESSION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >BIOMASS DYNAMICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >FIRE ECOLOGY >FIRE OCCURRENCE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION    [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >HUMIDITY INDICES    [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >HUMIDITY INDICES >HUMIDITY INDEX    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >DEFORESTATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >RECLAMATION/REVEGETATION/RESTORATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >REFORESTATION/REVEGETATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND TENURE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE PATTERNS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ECONOMIC RESOURCES >AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Project
HS >HYDROSHEDS    [Information]


Access Constraints
COPYRIGHT AND REDISTRIBUTION RESTRICTIONS
HydroSHEDS has been developed by the Conservation Science Program of World
Wildlife Fund (WWF), hereafter referred to as "authors", in partnership with
the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the International Centre for Tropical
Agriculture (CIAT), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and the Center for
Environmental Systems Research (CESR) of the University of Kassel, Germany.

Users may apply HydroSHEDS for non-commercial purposes. Any modification of the
original data by users must be noted. The authors of HydroSHEDS may request
reprints of publications and copies of derived materials. The user shall not
reproduce, convert, (re)publish, (re)distribute, (re)broadcast, (re)transmit,
sell, rent, lease, sublicense, lend, assign, time-share, or transfer, in whole
or in part, or provide unlicensed third parties access to the data and related
materials without explicit written permission from the authors. HydroSHEDS has
been generated through the extensive use and incorporation of data products
provided by various other authors (see "Data sources" and "Data set
development"). The data and related materials may thus contain proprietary and
confidential property of these authors and/or their licensor(s). HydroSHEDS
data and related materials are protected by United States copyright or sui
generis laws and applicable international copyright treaties and/or
conventions.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
The data and any related materials contained therein are provided "as is"
without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not
limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular
purpose, noninterference, system integration, or noninfringement. The entire
risk of use of the data shall be with the user. The user expressly acknowledges
that the data may contain some nonconformities, defects, or errors. The authors
do not warrant that the data will meet the user's needs or expectations, that
the use of the data will be uninterrupted, or that all nonconformities,
defects, or errors can or will be corrected. The authors are not inviting
reliance on these data, and the user should always verify actual data.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
In no event shall the authors be liable for costs of procurement of substitute
goods or services, lost profits, lost sales or business expenditures,
investments, or commitments in connection with any business, loss of any
goodwill, or for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, exemplary, or
consequential damages arising out of the use of the data and any related
materials, however caused, on any theory of liability, and whether or not the
authors have been advised of the possibility of such damage. These limitations
shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any exclusive
remedy.

DISCLAIMER BY USGS
Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and
does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Please note that some
information contained in this data set and documentation may be preliminary in
nature and presented prior to final review and approval by the Director of the
USGS.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND CITATION
We kindly ask users to cite HydroSHEDS in any published material produced using
this data. If possible, please provide online links to
http://www.worldwildlife.org/hydrosheds for general information, and/or
http://hydrosheds.cr.usgs.gov for data download and technical information.


Use Constraints
There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of these data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data set is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data set, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to http://www.usgs.gov/privacy.html for the USGS disclaimer.


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://eros.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: JIM VERDIN
Email: verdin at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
EROS Data Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198
Country: USA


Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ciat.cgiar.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ANDREW JARVIS
Email: csi-info at cgiar.org


World Wildlife Fund    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.worldwildlife.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: BERNHARD LEHNER
Email: bernhard.lehner at wwfus.org
Contact Address:
Conservation Science Program
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20037
Country: USA


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
Lehner, B., Verdin, K., Jarvis, A. (2006): HydroSHEDS Technical Documentation.
World Wildlife Fund US, Washington, DC. Available at
http://hydrosheds.cr.usgs.gov.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-07-10

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