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Reference Waterbase - Rivers

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Reference Waterbase is the EEA's database on the status and quality of Europe's rivers, lakes and groundwater bodies

European data

Reference WATERBASE - Rivers: chemical quality data

Chemicals table - this table contains data on chemical quality measured at the EUROWATERNET river monitoring stations. Chemical and Station data can be linked using the WB_ID.

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90_ILE 90th Percentile concentration over aggregation period float(8) 0
DETERMINAND Determinand name As defined in Metadata section nvarchar(30) 0
MINIMUM Minimum concentration over aggregation period float(8) 0
REMARKS Remarks nvarchar(100) 0
MAXIMUM Maximum concentration over aggregation period float(8) 0
PERIOD_ LNGTH Period Length Number of months in aggregation period int(4) 0
PERIOD Period of aggregation Annual = aggregated over whole year, Summer = aggregated over summer months, Winter = aggregated over winter months nvarchar(10) 0
DET_LMT Limit of Detection Note: Concentration for which there is a desirably small probability that the determinand will not be detected (usually detected with 95% confidence) float(8) 0
DATA_SRC Data Source nvarchar(20) 0
WB_ID WATERBASE ID Unique WATERBASE identifier, representing EUROWATERNET station int(4) 0
10_ILE 10th Percentile concentration over aggregation period float(8) 0
YEAR Year of measurements range 1965-2001 (actual time series depends on country and determinand) int(4) 0
UNITS Unit of measurement As defined in Metadata section nvarchar(30) 0
STDV Standard Deviation of concentration over aggregation period float(8) 0
MEDIAN Median concentration over aggregation period float(8) 0
AVERAGE Average concentration over aggregation period float(8) 0
NO_SAMPLES Number of Samples in aggregation period int(4) 0
Reference WATERBASE - Rivers: stations characteristic data

Stations table - this table contains data on the EUROWATERNET river monitoring stations' physical characteristics. Each station has been assigned a unique WATERBASE identifier (WB_ID).

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SITE_RMK Remarks nvarchar(100) 0
STN_CAT Station Category Water body type RV = River nvarchar(2) 0
LONG Longitude (X) International Geographical Co-ordinates of the monitoring station in decimal degrees format float(8) 0
BASIN_NM River Basin Name Provided at national level nvarchar(100) 0
CATCH_AREA Upstream catchment area Catchment area in km2 int(4) 0
STN_ NAME Station Name nvarchar(200) 0
STN_TYP Station Type Station can fall into more than one type of B = Reference, R = Representative, F = Flux, L = Largest, Most Important, I = Impact nvarchar(20) 0
Country Country name (ISO 3166-1) nvarchar(100) 0
REV_YEAR Year of Revision Last year of revision or update int(4) 0
BASIN_LNGTH River Basin Length float(8) 0
LAT Latitude (Y) International Geographical Co-ordinates of the monitoring station in decimal degrees format float(8) 0
SITE_SRC Data Source nvarchar(50) 0
CATCH_NM Catchment Name Provided at national level nvarchar(100) 0
STN_SIZE Station Size Based on size of catchment area: Small : <50 km2; Medium : 50 - <250 km2; Large : 250 - <1000 km2; Very Large : 1000 - <2500 km2; Largest : >=2500 km2 nvarchar(40) 0
WB_ID WATERBASE ID Unique WATERBASE identifier, representing EUROWATERNET station int(4) -1
DISCHARGE Mean Long Term River Discharge Discharge in m3/s at the monitoring station float(8) 0
CRY_CD Country Code ISO3166 two digit code nvarchar(4) 0
STN_ID Station ID Provided at national level nvarchar(20) 0
ALTITUDE Altitude Altitude in m where the station is located float(8) 0
REGION Region Provided at national level nvarchar(100) 0

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Additional information

The data contained in this database can be accessed through a series of web pages which form part of the EEA Data Service's public web site. Pre-defined applications have been designed to assist the user to extract and analyse the data in a format that is both helpful and meaningful. Reference Waterbase contains timely, reliable and policy-relevant data collected from EEA member countries through the Eurowaternet (EWN) process. EWN selects validated, mostly aggregated, monitoring data from national databases and adds information on the physical characteristics of the water bodies being monitored and on the pressures potentially affecting water quality. Although many countries make their highly aggregated data available over the Internet, the level and form of aggregation often varies from country to country making detailed quantitative comparisons difficult. The added value of Reference Waterbase is that data collected through the EWN process are from statistically stratified monitoring stations and groundwater bodies and are comparable at European level. These data are primarily used in the production of the EEA's indicator-based factsheets. Data disclaimer: The data in Reference Waterbase are sub-samples of national data assembled for the purpose of providing comparable indicators of pressures, state and impact of waters on a Europe-wide scale and the data sets are not intended for assessing compliance with any European Directive or any other legal instrument. Information on the national and sub-national scales should be sought from other sources.

 

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