Freshwater Discharge: 1948-2004

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Freshwater Discharge: 1948-2004
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"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.

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Acknowledgement of any material taken from or knowledge gained from this page is appreciated:

National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified "The Climate Data Guide: Freshwater Discharge: 1948-2004.” Retrieved from https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/freshwater-discharge-1948-2004 on 2024-07-20.


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Acknowledgement of the Climate Data Guide project is also appreciated:

Schneider, D. P., C. Deser, J. Fasullo, and K. E. Trenberth, 2013: Climate Data Guide Spurs Discovery and Understanding. Eos Trans. AGU, 94, 121–122, https://doi.org/10.1002/2013eo130001

Key Figures

Climate Data Guide Image: Freshwater Discharge

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

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Ocean or Land
Land Only
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