Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 4667–4680, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-4667-2022
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 4667–4680, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-4667-2022
Data description paper
21 Oct 2022
Data description paper | 21 Oct 2022

The Surface Water Chemistry (SWatCh) database: a standardized global database of water chemistry to facilitate large-sample hydrological research

Lobke Rotteveel et al.

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Data are needed to detect environmental problems, find their solutions, and identify knowledge gaps. Existing datasets have limited availability, sample size and/or frequency, or geographic scope. Here, we begin to address these limitations by collecting, cleaning, standardizing, and compiling the Surface Water Chemistry (SWatCh) database. SWatCh contains global surface water chemistry data for seven continents, 24 variables, 33 722 sites, and > 5 million samples collected between 1960 and 2022.