Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2043–2060, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2043-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2043–2060, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-2043-2020

Data description paper 07 Sep 2020

Data description paper | 07 Sep 2020

GloFAS-ERA5 operational global river discharge reanalysis 1979–present

Shaun Harrigan et al.

Data sets

River discharge and related historical data from the Global Flood Awareness System Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) https://doi.org/10.24381/cds.a4fdd6b9

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Short summary
A new river discharge reanalysis dataset is produced operationally by coupling ECMWF's latest global atmospheric reanalysis, ERA5, with the hydrological modelling component of the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS). The GloFAS-ERA5 reanalysis is a global gridded dataset with a horizontal resolution of 0.1° at a daily time step and is freely available from 1979 until near real time. The evaluation against observations shows that the GloFAS-ERA5 reanalysis was skilful in 86 % of catchments.