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]

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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Supporting documentation

Format of the dataset : NetCDF

Access and use conditions

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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

Supplemental information

This dataset is cited by:

Rudd AC, Bell VA and Kay AL (2017). National-scale analysis of simulated hydrological droughts (1891–2015). Journal of Hydrology, 550. 368-385.

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Marius project website
Bell VA, Kay AL, Jones RG, Moore RJ and Reynard NS (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.

Quality

Lineage
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.

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

Point Of Contact
Vicky Bell
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Raster
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Keywords

Topic categories
Inland Waters
Other keywords
G2G
Grid-to-Grid
Drought
River flow
Soil moisture
CEH Topic
Hydrology
Modelling
INSPIRE Theme
Hydrography
Place keywords
Great Britain
Project keywords
MaRIUS
Temporal keywords
Monthly

Dataset identifiers

https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/e911196a-b371-47b1-968c-661eb600d83b
doi:10.5285/e911196a-b371-47b1-968c-661eb600d83b

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Last updated
2018-06-11T15:12:47