Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
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, Michael Durand, Yuchan Yi, Yuanyuan Jia, Qi Guo, Stephen Tuozzolo, C. K. Shum, George H. Allen, Stéphane Calmant, and Tamlin Pavelsky


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AR by Steve Coss on behalf of the Authors (16 Oct 2019)  Author's response 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Oct 2019) by Ge Peng
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (05 Nov 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 Nov 2019) by Ge Peng
AR by Steve Coss on behalf of the Authors (09 Nov 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (26 Nov 2019) by Ge Peng
AR by Steve Coss on behalf of the Authors (02 Dec 2019)
Short summary
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.