Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1237–1263, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-1237-2018
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1237–1263, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-1237-2018

Review article 10 Jul 2018

Review article | 10 Jul 2018

Development and analysis of the Soil Water Infiltration Global database

Mehdi Rahmati et al.

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This paper presents and analyzes a global database of soil infiltration data, the SWIG database, for the first time. In total, 5023 infiltration curves were collected across all continents in the SWIG database. These data were either provided and quality checked by the scientists or they were digitized from published articles. We are convinced that the SWIG database will allow for a better parameterization of the infiltration process in land surface models and for testing infiltration models.