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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 231–243, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-231-2020

Special issue: Water, ecosystem, cryosphere, and climate data from the interior...

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 231–243, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-231-2020
Data description paper
05 Feb 2020
Data description paper | 05 Feb 2020

Paleo-hydrologic reconstruction of 400 years of past flows at a weekly time step for major rivers of Western Canada

Andrew R. Slaughter and Saman Razavi

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Water management faces the challenge of non-stationarity in future flows. To extend flow datasets beyond the gauging data, this study presents a method of generating an ensemble of weekly flows from tree-ring reconstructed flows to represent uncertainty that can overcome certain long-standing data challenges with paleo-reconstruction. An ensemble of 500 flow time series were generated for the four sub-basins of the Saskatchewan River basin, Canada, for the period 1600–2001.