Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 137–150, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-137-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 137–150, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-137-2020

Data description paper 22 Jan 2020

Data description paper | 22 Jan 2020

Global River Radar Altimetry Time Series (GRRATS): new river elevation earth science data records for the hydrologic community

Stephen Coss et al.

Data sets

GRRATS river virtual station data Coss, Stephen; Durand, Michael; Lettenmaier, Dennis; Yi, Yuchan; Jia, Yuanyuan; Guo, Qi, Tuozzolo, Stephen; Shun, C.K.; Allen, George H.; Calmant, Stephane; Pavelsky, Tamlin https://doi.org/10.5067/PSGRA-SA2V1

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We present a new radar-altimeter-satellite-measured river surface height dataset. Our novel approach is broadly applicable rather than location specific. We were able to measure rivers that account for > 34 % of global drainage area with an accuracy comparable to much of the established literature. 389 of our 932 measurement locations include river gage validation. We have focused our efforts on creating a consistent, well-documented data product to encourage use by the broader science community.