Climate Data

Freshwater Discharge: 1948-2004

"A dataset of historical monthly streamflow at the farthest downstream stations for the world’s 925 largest ocean-reaching rivers has been created for community use. Compared with previous studies, the new dataset has improved homogeneity and enables more reliable assessments of decadal and long-term changes in continental freshwater discharge into the oceans." The data are in the form of time series.

Years of Record

1948/01 to 2004/12
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Ocean or Land

Land Only

Vertical Levels

Earth system components and main variables

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Key Figures

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Climate Data Guide Image: Freshwater Discharge Annual mean fresh water discharge rom assorted river basins. (Climate Data Guide; D. Shea)

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National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified 12 Oct 2017. "The Climate Data Guide: Freshwater Discharge: 1948-2004." Retrieved from

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