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ISLSCP II HYDRO1k Elevation-derived Products

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Data setISLSCP II HYDRO1k Elevation-derived Products
Release date2011-05-05
ProjectInternational Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP II)
Time Period1986-01-01 to 1995-12-31


This data set contains coarse scale elevation and elevation-based parameters at 1.0 and 0.5-degree spatial resolutions that were developed to support a wide variety of global modeling activities through the International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP) Initiative II data collection. These coarse scale data have sufficient statistical information (up to fourth moment) to allow a good statistical description of the sub-cell distribution of any particular elevation parameter (i.e. elevation, slope and aspect). The database used in the development effort was the HYDRO1k product ( with a native spatial resolution of 1 km, the highest resolution database of global coverage of standard elevation-based derivatives (slope, aspect, elevation, compound topographic index, etc.).


Data set reference document


Verdin, K. L. 2011. ISLSCP II HYDRO1k Elevation-derived Products. In Hall, Forrest G., G. Collatz, B. Meeson, S. Los, E. Brown de Colstoun, and D. Landis (eds.). ISLSCP Initiative II Collection. Data set. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
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  • 1_hydro1k_elevation_doc.pdf
  • hydro1k_elevation_xdeg.pdf
  • 0_hydro1k_elevation_readme.txt

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates 5.6MB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31 1.4MB 1986-01-01 - 1995-12-31

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