Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2043–2060, 2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2043–2060, 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.


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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.