Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2459–2483, 2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2459–2483, 2020
Data description paper
12 Oct 2020
Data description paper | 12 Oct 2020

CAMELS-GB: hydrometeorological time series and landscape attributes for 671 catchments in Great Britain

Gemma Coxon et al.

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We present the first large-sample catchment hydrology dataset for Great Britain. The dataset collates river flows, catchment attributes, and catchment boundaries for 671 catchments across Great Britain. We characterise the topography, climate, streamflow, land cover, soils, hydrogeology, human influence, and discharge uncertainty of each catchment. The dataset is publicly available for the community to use in a wide range of environmental and modelling analyses.