Global Lakes and Wetlands Database

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Lehner, B. and P. Doll
Publication_Date: 2004
Title: Global Lakes and Wetlands Database
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: World Wildlife Fund
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Online_Linkage: http://www.worldwildlife.org/science/data/globallakes.cfm
Description:
Abstract:
The global lakes and wetlands database GLWD has been developed in partnership with the Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, Germany. It is available for download as three separate ArcView layers (two polygon shapefiles and one grid). The files have been compressed using WinZip and are 46 MB in total size. The database consists of (1) large lakes and reservoirs, (2) smaller water bodies, and (3) wetlands. The first level comprises shoreline polygons of 3067 of the largest lakes (>=50 km**2) and 654 of the largest reservoirs (storage capacity >=0.5 km**3) worldwide. The second level comprises the shoreline polygons of permanent open water bodies with a surface area >=0.1 km**2. The 250,000 polygons in Level 2 are attributed to lakes, reservoirs and rivers. Level 3 comprises lakes, reservoirs, rivers and wetlands at 30-second resolution. According to the GLWD, lakes and reservoirs cover a total of approximately 2.7 million km**2 or 2.0% of the global land surface area, while wetlands are about 8-10 million km**2 or 6.2-7.6%. Data Sources used include: - MSSL Global Lakes Database (Birkett and Mason, 1995) - Large Reservoirs (Vorosmarty, et al. 1997) - World Register of Dams (ICOLD, 1998) - Digital Chart of the World, hydrography layer (ESRI, 1993) - ArcWorld 1:3M hydrography layer (ESRI, 1992) - WCMC Global Wetlands Map (WCMC, 1993) - Global Land Cover Characterization (Loveland, et al, 2000)
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Lehner, B. and P. Doll (2004): Development and validation of a global database of lakes, reservoirs and wetlands. Journal of Hydrology 296/1-4: 1-22.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Birkett, C.M., Mason, I.M. (1995): A new global lakes database for a remote sensing program studying climatically sensitive large lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research 21(3): 307-318.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: ICOLD (International Commission on Large Dams) (1998): World Register of Dams. 1998 book and CD-ROM, ICOLD, Paris.
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REFERENCE: Loveland, T.R., Reed, B.C., Brown, J.F.,Ohlen, D.O.,Zhu, J., Yang, L. and Merchant, J.W. (2000): Development of a global land cover characteristics database and IGBP DISCover from 1-km AVHRR data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 21(6/7): 1303-1330 "http://edcdaac.usgs.gov/glcc/glcc.html"
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Vorosmarty, C.J., Sharma, K.P.,Fekete, B.M., Copeland, A.H., Holden, J., Lough, J.A. (1997): The storage and aging of continental runoff in large reservoir systems of the world, Ambio 26(4): 210-219.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: WCMC (World Conservation Monitoring Centre) (1993): Digital wetlands data set. Cambridge, U.K.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > LAKES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > LAKES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > ESTUARINE WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > LACUSTRINE WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARINE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARSHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > PALUSTRINE WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > PEATLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > RIPARIAN WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > SWAMPS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > ESTUARINE WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > LACUSTRINE WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARINE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARSHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > PALUSTRINE WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > PEATLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > RIPARIAN WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > SWAMPS
Theme_Keyword: MAPS
Theme_Keyword: Lakes
Theme_Keyword: Reservoirs
Theme_Keyword: Wetlands
Theme_Keyword: Rivers
Theme_Keyword: Gis
Theme_Keyword: Polygons
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
Access_Constraints: GLWD is available for non-commercial scientific, conservation, and educational purposes. Any modification of the original data by users must be noted. By submitting the download request you agree to the regulations of the data disclaimer (PDF format, 15k). See: "http://www.worldwildlife.org/science/data/globallakes.cfm"
Use_Constraints:
Credit the following and fill out the short form at "http://www.worldwildlife.org/science/data/globallakes.cfm" Lehner, B. and P. D?ll (2004): Development and validation of a global database of lakes, reservoirs and wetlands. Journal of Hydrology 296/1-4: 1-22.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: BERNHARD LEHNER
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: PETRA DOLL
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Conservation Science Program
City: Washington
State_or_Province: DC
Postal_Code: 20037
Country: USA
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Center for Environmental Systems Research
Address: Kurt-Wolters-Strasse 3
Address: Room 2208
City: Kassel
Postal_Code: 34109
Country: Germany
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 49.561.804.3913
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bernhard.lehner@wwfus.org
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: doell@usf.uni-kassel.de
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://www.worldwildlife.org/science/data/images/GLWD_map.jpg
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
GLWD Map
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPG
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 1:1 to 1:3 million
Longitude_Resolution: 1:1 to 1:3 million
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: WWF > World Wildlife Fund
Contact_Person: BERNHARD LEHNER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Conservation Science Program
City: Washington
State_or_Province: DC
Postal_Code: 20037
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bernhard.lehner@wwfus.org
Resource_Description: GLWD
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: shapefiles
Transfer_Size: 46 MB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.worldwildlife.org/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.worldwildlife.org/science/data/globalla...
Access_Instructions:
Access to the GLWD and documentation
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20040922
Metadata_Review_Date: 20040923
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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