Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 279–295, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-8-279-2016
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 8, 279–295, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-8-279-2016

  07 Jul 2016

07 Jul 2016

Observation-based gridded runoff estimates for Europe (E-RUN version 1.1)

Lukas Gudmundsson and Sonia I. Seneviratne

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Despite the scientific and societal relevance of freshwater, there are to date no observation-based pan-European runoff estimates available. Here we employ state-of-the-art techniques to estimate monthly runoff rates in Europe. The new data product is based on an unprecedented collection of river flow observations which are combined with atmospheric variables using machine learning. Potential applications of the presented product include climatological assessments and drought monitoring.