Kay, A.L.; Rudd, A.C.; Davies, H.N.; Lane, R.A.; Bell, V.A.

Grid-to-Grid model estimates of river flow for Great Britain driven by observed data (1980 to 2011)

Gridded hydrological model river flow estimates on a 1km grid over Great Britain for the period Dec 1980 - Nov 2011. The dataset includes monthly mean river flow, annual maxima of daily mean river flow (water years Oct - Sept) and annual minima of 7-day mean river flow (years spanning Dec-Nov) (units: m3/s). The data are provided in gridded netCDF files. There is one file for each variable.

To aid interpretation, two additional spatial datasets are provided: a) digitally-derived catchment areas and b) estimated locations of flow gauging stations both on the 1km x 1km grid.

The data were produced as part of UK-SCAPE (UK Status, Change And Projections of the Environment; https://ukscape.ceh.ac.uk/, Work Package 2: Case Study - Water) a NERC-funded National Capability Science Single Centre award.

Publication date: 2021-09-03

Get the data

This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: NetCDF

You must cite: Kay, A.L.; Rudd, A.C.; Davies, H.N.; Lane, R.A.; Bell, V.A. (2021). Grid-to-Grid model estimates of river flow for Great Britain driven by observed data (1980 to 2011). NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/2f835517-253e-4697-b774-ab6ff2c0d3da

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1980-12-01    to    2011-11-30

Provenance & quality

This dataset is a model output from the Grid-to-Grid hydrological model (Bell et al. 2009; https://doi.org10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.08.031) driven by observed data. The meteorological variables used were daily precipitation (CEH-GEAR; https://doi.org/10.5285/33604ea0-c238-4488-813d-0ad9ab7c51ca), daily min and max temperature (Met Office; http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/2a62652a4fe6412693123dd6328f6dc8) and monthly 40km grids of PE for short grass (MORECS; https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-1-227-1997). See Supporting Information for more details.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Alison Kay
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
UNITED KINGDOM
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Kay, A.L.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Rudd, A.C.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Davies, H.N.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lane, R.A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bell, V.A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Inland Waters
Keywords
Annual maximum,,  Annual minimum,  G2G,  Great Britain,  Grid-to-Grid,  Hydrology,  Modelling,  River flow,  UK-SCAPE
INSPIRE Theme
Hydrography
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/R016429/1
Spatial representation type
Raster
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
18 May 2022 12:21