Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3263–3279, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-3263-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3263–3279, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-3263-2021

Data description paper 08 Jul 2021

Data description paper | 08 Jul 2021

A national topographic dataset for hydrological modeling over the contiguous United States

Jun Zhang et al.

Data sets

Zhang_LCondon_CONUS_Topography_Sep2020 Jun Zhang and Laura Condon https://doi.org/10.25739/e1ps-qy48

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Existing national topographic datasets for the US may not be compatible with gridded hydrologic models. A national topographic dataset developed to support physically based hydrologic models at 1 km and 250 m over the contiguous US is provided. We used a Priority Flood algorithm to ensure hydrologically consistent drainage networks and evaluated the performance with an integrated hydrologic model. Datasets and scripts are available for direct data usage or modification of processing as desired.