Gridded Precipitation and Drainage Data from the Institute of Hydrology, United Kingdom
Entry ID: NERC_IH_SPATIAL_HYDRO_DATA

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Summary
Abstract: The Institute of Hydrology (IH) investigates the effects of land-use,
climate, topography and geology on the volume and character of surface
water resources. IH is one of the four Institutes that form the Centre
for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) which is itself a component of the
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

Research extends from water and energy fluxes to processes such as
evaporation, interception and infiltration and to mathematical
modelling of the hydrological cycle and chemical processes above and
below ground.

Below is a selection of spatial gridded datasets available from IH.
For information on these and other available datasets, see the IH
website.

Precipitation and Climatic Data

Rainfall for individual months (Jan 1961 - Dec 1996)(1km grid)
1941-70 annual average rainfall (1km grid)
5 year return period 2 day rainfall (1km grid)
5 year return period 1 hour rainfall as a % of M52D (1km grid)
5 year return period 25 day rainfall as % of SAAR (1km grid)
Estimated maximum 2 hour rainfall (1km grid and vector)
Estimated maximum 24 hour rainfall (1km grid and vector)

Drainage Data

1:50,000 rivers (Vector)
Catchment boundaries (Vector)
Hydrometric area boundaries (Vector)
Catchment boundaries (IHDTM-derived for user specified point) (Vector)
Northern Ireland primary and secondary drainage basins (Vector)

Runoff (1km grid)

Digital Terrain Model (50m grid)

Elevation
Surface type
Drainage direction
Inflow direction
Catchment area

Landcover data

Built-up areas (50m grid)

Soils Data

Winter rainfall acceptance potential (WRAP) 100m grid
Hydrology Of Soil Types (HOST) 1km grid

Floods Data
Estimated 100-year flood risk (3 depth bands) for Scotland only 50m grid




To order data or to obtain more information on the dataset that interests you,
please email spatialdata@wpo.nerc.ac.uk.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Data products page


Geographic Coverage
 N: 59.0 S: 50.0  E: 2.0  W: -8.0

Location Keywords
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > BRITISH ISLES > UNITED KINGDOM > Great Britain > England
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > BRITISH ISLES > UNITED KINGDOM > Great Britain > Scotland
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > BRITISH ISLES > UNITED KINGDOM > Great Britain > Wales
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > BRITISH ISLES > UNITED KINGDOM > Northern Ireland


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >EVAPORATION >POTENTIAL EVAPORATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >RAIN >RAINFALL    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >WATER MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DISCHARGE/FLOW    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DRAINAGE >CATCHMENT AREA    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DRAINAGE >CATCHMENT BOUNDARIES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DRAINAGE >DRAINAGE DIRECTION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RUNOFF    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL ABSORPTION >RAINFALL ACCEPTANCE POTENTIAL    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ELEVATION


Access Constraints
The data available can be licensed on an annual basis or by a once-off
payment. For research projects, this fee is usually waived and just a
handling charge is payable.


Use Constraints
In line with Natural Environment Research Council policy, the
provision of its own data confers only a right to use the
data. Ownership of the data, or the associated Intellectual Property
Rights, will not normally be transferred. Data received from the
Institute of Hydrology must not be sold, or passed on to any third
party, but reproduction is permitted for the purposes of any fair
dealing in the course of study, research, public debate of
instruction, providing the source is acknowledged.


Keywords
NERC


Originating Center
NERC/IH


Data Center
Center for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, Natural Environment Research Council, UK    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.nwl.ac.uk/ih/

Data Center Personnel
Name: DAVID MORRIS
Phone: +44 (0)1491 692428
Fax: +44 (0)1491 692424
Email: dgm at ceh.ac.uk
Contact Address:
CEH Wallingford
Maclean Building
Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
Country: UNITED KINGDOM


Personnel
MELANIE F. MEAUX
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-27

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