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UNH, GRDC, Global Composite Runoff Data Set (v1.0)

Abstract: The present data set demonstrates the potential of combining
observed river discharge information with a climate-driven Water
Balance Model in order to develop composite runoff fields which are
consistent with observed discharges. Such combined runoff fields
preserve the accuracy of the discharge measurements as well as the
spatial and temporal distribution of ... View entire text
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Description: The Global Hydrological Archive and Analysis System (GHAAS)is a
set of computer-based tools and data sets developed and routinely
applied by staff at the Water Systems Analysis Group at the University
of New Hampshire in their ongoing studies of the terrestrial water
cycle. This research encompasses data set development, modeling, and
global change impact assessment.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: University of New Hampshire
Dataset Title: UNH/GRDC Composite Runoff Fields
Dataset Publisher: University of New Hampshire
Data Presentation Form: ARC/INFO ascii format, ARC/INFO workspace
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1800-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Quality Due to inaccuracies in the topographical dataset used for the
compilation of the simulated river network, errors may occur in the
graphical display of certain lower-order rivers.
Data Center
Global Runoff Data Center, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 49 261 1306-5224
Fax: 49 261 1306-5280
Email: grdc at
Contact Address:
Global Runoff Data Centre
Federal Institute of Hydrology
Am Mainzer Tor 1
City: Koblenz
Postal Code: 56068
Country: GERMANY
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Distribution Format: ARC/INFO coverage

Distribution Format: ASCII interchange files
Contact Address:
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24