Miller, J.D.; Fowe, T.; Coulibably, G.

Urban hydro-meteorological observation data 2016-2018 for Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

This dataset represents the hydro-meteorological monitoring activities undertaken in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, during 2016-2018, as part of the DFID funded AMMA-2050 (African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis) project ( The data comprises time series of rainfall, water level and river flow recorded at locations across Ouagadougou city for the purposes of building an understanding of hydrological function and hydrological model development. In-situ data were collected using tipping bucket raingauges and pressure level sensors, with spot gauging of river flows used to develop rating curves used to derive flow from level measurements in channels.

The network was designed and set-up by the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH) and maintained by the Burkina Faso Institut International d’Ingenierie de l’Eau et de l’Environment (2iE) and processing was undertaken by UKCEH.

Publication date: 2020-07-29

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

Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Miller, J.D.; Fowe, T.; Coulibably, G. (2020). Urban hydro-meteorological observation data 2016-2018 for Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.



Study area
Temporal extent
2016-01-01    to    2018-12-31

Provenance & quality

Flow data were derived from monitored depths during storm events using the derived ratings for each location, whereby flow is a function of depth and velocity, and velocity data were obtained from spot gauging during storms that occurred in the wet seasons over 2016-2017. Erroneous measurements were removed after visual inspection of the rating curve. Final rating curves linking depth to flow were derived for each site and applied to time series depth data to derive a time series of flow. Rainfall and dam level data were visually inspected to remove erroneous values

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. James Miller
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom


Miller, J.D.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Fowe, T.
2ie Burkina Faso
Coulibably, G.
2ie Burkina Faso

Other contacts

Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
Rights Holder
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere
Burkina Faso,  Climate and climate change Ouagadougou
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
11 August 2020 13:50