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Observation-based gridded runoff estimates for Europe (E-RUN version 1.1)

External Data Spec Published 13 Dec 2019
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This dataset employs a recently developed methodology to estimate monthly runoff rates on a regular spatial grid in Europe. For this we first assemble an unprecedented collection of river flow observations, combining information from three distinct data bases. Observed monthly runoff rates are first tested for homogeneity and then related to gridded atmospheric variables (E-OBS version 12) using machine learning. The resulting statistical model is then used to estimate monthly runoff rates (December 1950 - December 2015) on a 0.5° x 0.5° grid. The performance of the newly derived runoff estimates is assessed in terms of cross validation.


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