UNH/GRDC: Estimated River Runoff
Combines observed river discharge information with a climate-driven Water Balance Model in order to develop composite runoff fields that are consistent with observed discharges. This combination preserves the accuracy of discharge measurements as well as the spatial and temporal distribution of simulated runoff, providing a 'best estimate' of terrestrial runoff over large domains.
Statistical 'best estimate' of terrestrial runoff over large domain
Model-based estimate (but constrained by observed river discharge)
- Fekete, B. M., C. J. Vörösmarty, and W. Grabs (2002), High-resolution fields of global runoff combining observed river discharge and simulated water balances, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 16(3), 1042
- Fekete, B. M., C. J. Vörösmarty, and W. Grabs (2000), Global composite runoff fields based on observed river discharge and simulated water balances (version 1.0)