Data:African Sediment Yield Dataset

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African Sediment Yield Dataset dataset information page

Short Description

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Statement: Measured sediment yields of African rivers

Abstract: Dataset of measured long-term (> 1 year) average catchment sediment yield measurements for 683 African rivers. Measurements were either derived from observations at a gauging station or from sedimentation rates in reservoirs.

Details on the data collection procedure and qualtity assessment can be found in: Vanmaercke M, Poesen J, Broeckx J, Nyssen J (2014) Sediment Yield in Africa. Earth-Science Reviews 136: 350–368.

When using data from this dataset, please refer to this article, as well as to the original source of the data.

Data format

Data type: River discharge
Data origin: Measured
Data format:
Other format:
Data resolution: Point data
Datum: latitude/longitude (WGS84)

Data Coverage

Spatial data coverage: Africa
Temporal data coverage: Time averaged
Time period covered: Mainly 1940-1990 (depends on the observation)

Availability

Download data: https://lirias.kuleuven.be/retrieve/277901/VanmaerckeEtAl2014 ESR.pdf
Data source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012825214001123

References

  • Vanmaercke M, Poesen J, Broeckx J, Nyssen J (2014) Sediment Yield in Africa. Earth-Science Reviews 136: 350-368.