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SAFARI 2000 River Discharge Data (Coe and Olejniczak)


This data set consists of a southern African subset of the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) Global River Discharge Data Set.

The SAGE Global River Discharge Database, formerly known as the Climate, People, and Environment Program (CPEP) Global River Discharge Database, is a compilation of monthly mean discharge data for over 3,500 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.

The purpose of this compilation is to provide detailed hydrographic information to the climate research community in as general a format as possible. Data is provided in units of meters cubed per second (m**3/sec) in ASCII format.

Data from stations with less than 3 years of information or with basin area less than 5000 km2 were excluded from this compilation. Therefore, the original sources may have more sites available. No further documentation is available on this data set. Users should refer to the data originators for documentation.

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Data Citation:

Cite this data set as follows:

Coe, M. T., and N. Olejniczak. 2002. SAFARI 2000 River Discharge Data (Coe and Olejniczak). Data set. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/640.


Coe, Michael T., and Nick Olejniczak. 1999. SAGE River Discharge Data Set. Climate, People, and Environment Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Information about the data format and the procedure used to create the southern African subset are in this file:

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