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

Grid-to-Grid model estimates of monthly mean flow and soil moisture for Great Britain (1960 to 2015): observed driving data [MaRIUS-G2G-MORECS-monthly]
(MaRIUS-G2G-MORECS-monthly)

This dataset is a model output, from the Grid-to-Grid hydrological model driven by observed climate data (CEH-GEAR rainfall and MORECS potential evaporation). It provides monthly mean flow (m3/s) and soil moisture (mm water/m soil) on a 1 km grid for the period 1960 to 2015.

To aid interpretation, two additional spatial datasets are provided:
* Digitally-derived catchment areas on a 1km x 1km grid
* Estimated locations of flow gauging stations on a 1km x 1km grid and as a csv file.

The data were produced as part of MaRIUS (Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of drought and water Scarcity), which was a UK NERC-funded research project (2014-2017) that developed a risk-based approach to drought and water scarcity.

Publication date: 2018-03-09

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Format of the data: NetCDF

You must cite: Bell, V.A.; Rudd, A.C.; Kay, A.L.; Davies, H.N. (2018). Grid-to-Grid model estimates of monthly mean flow and soil moisture for Great Britain (1960 to 2015): observed driving data [MaRIUS-G2G-MORECS-monthly]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/e911196a-b371-47b1-968c-661eb600d83b

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1960-01-01    to    2015-12-30

Provenance & quality

The flow and soil moisture estimates are output from the Grid-to-Grid hydrological model (Bell et al. 2009; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.08.031). The meteorological inputs to the model were rainfall from CEH-GEAR (Tanguy et al. 2016; https://doi.org/10.5285/33604ea0-c238-4488-813d-0ad9ab7c51ca ) and potential evaporation from MORECS (Hough and Jones 1997; https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-1-227-1997). See Supporting Information for more details.

Supplemental information

This dataset is a supplement to:

Bell, V. A., Kay, A., Rudd, A. C., Davies, H. N. (2018). The MaRIUS‐G2G datasets: Grid‐to‐Grid model estimates of flow and soil moisture for Great Britain using observed and climate model driving data.

This dataset is referenced in:

Rudd A.C., Bell V.A. and Kay A.L. (2017). National-scale analysis of simulated hydrological droughts (1891-2015). Journal of Hydrology, 550. 368-385.
Bell, V.A., Kay, A.L., Rudd, A.C., & Davies, H.N. (2018). The MaRIUS-G2G datasets: Grid-to-Grid model estimates of flow and soil moisture for Great Britain using observed and climate model driving data. Geoscience Data Journal, 5(2), 63–72.

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Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Bell V.A,. Kay A.L., Jones R.G., Moore R.J. and Reynard N.S. (2009). Use of soil data in a grid-based hydrological model to estimate spatial variation in changing flood risk across the UK. Journal of Hydrology, 377, 335-350.

Correspondence/contact details

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

Authors

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

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Inland Waters
Keywords
Drought,  G2G,  Great Britain,  Grid-to-Grid,  Hydrology MaRIUS Modelling Monthly,  River flow,  Soil moisture
INSPIRE Theme
Hydrography
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/L010208/1
Spatial representation type
Raster
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
25 June 2021 18:32