Data:African Sediment Yield Dataset
African Sediment Yield Dataset dataset information page
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 type:||River discharge|
|Data resolution:||Point data|
Spatial data coverage: Africa
Temporal data coverage: Time averaged
Time period covered: Mainly 1940-1990 (depends on the observation)
- Vanmaercke M, Poesen J, Broeckx J, Nyssen J (2014) Sediment Yield in Africa. Earth-Science Reviews 136: 350-368.