Basin-wide Trapping of Suspended Sediment Flux for the World Water Development Report II
Entry ID: UNH_WWRDII_SEDIMENT

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Summary
Abstract: A global geography of basinwide trapping of suspended sediment flux by
the large reservoirs was analyzed (Vorosmarty et al. 2003). A total
of 236 regulated basins with 633 large reservoirs (> 0.5 km3 maximum
storage capacity), which collectively represent about 70% of
registered impoundment storage volume was used to estimate basinwide
relative loss of suspended sediment destined for the world's
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Water Systems Analysis Group
Dataset Title: Basin-wide Trapping of Suspended Sediment Flux
Dataset Series Name: World Water Development Report II
Dataset Release Place: Durham, NH
Dataset Publisher: University of New Hampshire
Online Resource: http://wwdrii.sr.unh.edu/download.html
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COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Water Systems Analysis Group, Complex Systems Research Center, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, University of New Hampshire Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.wsag.unh.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CHARLES J. VOROSMARTY
Phone: (603) 862-1792
Fax: (603) 862-0188
Email: charles.vorosmarty at unh.edu
Contact Address:
Water Systems Analysis Group
Complex Systems Research Center
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
University of New Hampshire
Morse Hall, 39 College Road
City: DURHAM
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: online
Distribution Format: JPEG, ascii, ARC
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (603) 862-1792
Fax: (603) 862-0188
Email: charles.vorosmarty at unh.edu
Contact Address:
Water Systems Analysis Group
Complex Systems Research Center
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
University of New Hampshire
Morse Hall, 39 College Road
City: DURHAM
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA
Publications/References
Syvitski, J.P.M., C.J. Vorosmarty, A.J. Kettner, and
P. Green. 2005. Impact of humans on the flux of terrestrial sediment
to the global coastal ocean. Science 308: 376-380.

Vorosmarty, C.J., M. Meybeck, B. Fekete, K. Sharma, P. Green, and
J. Syvitski. 2003. Anthropogenic sediment retention: Major
global-scale impact from the population of registered
impoundments. Global and Planetary Change 39: 169-190.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-12-12
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