Archive for the ‘Data Links’ Category


Thursday, December 7th, 2006

RiverGISDon’t know if this is of use for anybody…

Global Change Master Directory Search

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Data SearchThis site is a pretty good search engine for all kinds of data sets (Runoff, Precipitation, Agriculture, etc.). So in case you look for something, try this search too.

Global River Discharge (RivDIS)

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Website LinkThe Global River Discharge (RivDIS) data set contains monthly discharge measurements for 1018 stations located throughout the world. The period of record varies widely from station to station, with a mean of 21.5 years. The data were digitized from published UNESCO river archives

Atlas of the Biosphere

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Atlas of the BiosphereThere are some interesting data sets on this site, not too actual in most cases, but nevertheless eventually useful, as for example: another data set on “Built-up land”, “Irrigated Lands”,?Ã?¬â?  some more soil data, “Suitability for Agriculture” and others.

Please let me know which data we should include.

Global Land Use Database

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Global Land Use DatabaseSAGE has been developing global databases of land use and land cover by combining satellite data and census data. This website provides access to our datasets of the distribution of the world’s natural vegetation, croplands, grazing lands, major crops, etc.

Of use for you (especially the croplands and grazing lands data)?

Word Lakes Database

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

World Lakes DatabaseDetailed information about hundreds of lakes… table site

Global River Discharge Database

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Global River Discharge DatabaseThis site contains a compilation of monthly mean river discharge data for over 3500 sites worldwide. The data sources are RivDis2.0, the United States Geological Survey, Brazilian National Department of Water and Electrical Energy, and HYDAT-Environment Canada. The period of record for each station is variable, from 3 years to greater than 100. All data is in m3/s. Here is an example of a data table for a Rhone station. Table?�¬�