Data:Modeled Suspended Sediment in Global Rivers


Modeled Suspended Sediment in Global Rivers dataset information page

Short Description

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Statement: Modeled Global Suspended Sediment Flux

Abstract: Layers (NetCDF) of monthly and yearly average suspended sediment flux in global rivers, predicted by the WBMsed model.

Data format

Data type: River discharge
Data origin: Modeled
Data format: NetCDF
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Data resolution: 6 arc-min

Data Coverage

Spatial data coverage: Global
Temporal data coverage: Time averaged
Time period covered: 1960-2010


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  • Cohen,S., A. J. Kettner, and J.P.M. Syvitski (2014), Global suspended sediment and water discharge dynamics between 1960 and 2010: Continental trends and intra-basin sensitivity, Global and Planetary Change, 115: 44-58,
  • Cohen, S., A. J. Kettner, J.P.M. Syvitski, and B.M. Fekete (2013), WBMsed, a distributed global-scale riverine sediment flux model: Model description and validation, Computers & Geosciences, 53: 80–93. doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2011.08.011