Data Delivery Details

This standard package for climate data includes:

Geographical domainChoise of one region (see World-Wide-HYPE model)
Model versionWWH1.3.3 (GCM), WWH1.3.6 (RCM)
Driving data

Choise of one option:

  1. GCM1 18 models, RCP 4.5 and 8.5 (Available for all domains)
  2. RCM2, at least 10 models, RCP 4.5 and 8.5 (Available for Africa and Middle East, Europe and Mediterranean, Middle East and West Asia )
Variables

Choise of one option:

  1. Monthly average timeseries of river discharge and runoff (1981-2100), see Table 1.
  2. Monthly Indicators of climate  (table 2) and water (table 3) for time windows (1981-2010,2011-2040, 2041-2070, 2071-2100)
  3. Annual Indicators of climate (table 4) and water (table 5) for period (1981-2010,2011-2040, 2041-2070, 2071-2100)
Delivery formatNetCDF for time series/indicators and shape file for catchment borders.
Price€ 6,000

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Notes:

  1. Global Climate Models from Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) from the World Climate Research Programme (https://www.wcrp-climate.org/wgcm-cmip)
  2. Regional Climate Models from Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) from the World Climate Research Programme (https://cordex.org/)

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Global Regions From The World-Wide-HYPE Model

Climate change impact river flow in the World-Wide HYPE model is compared to other climate services by:

Merks, C. Photiadou, F. Ludwig & B. Arheimer (2020) Comparison of open access global climate services for hydrological data, Hydrological Sciences Journal, DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2020.1820012, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2020.1820012

The standard package includes time series for some 10 000 – 30 000 catchments in each regionClick on the maps below to enlarge them.

Arctic Ocean drainage area 

23.26 million km2 (area)
divided into 27 887 catchments

North America 

21.46 million km2 (area)
divided into 29 429 catchments

Central America

21.74 million km2 (area)
divided into 22 682 catchments

South America 

21.46 million km2 (area)
divided into 29 429 catchments

Europe and Mediterranean

17.76 million km2 (area)
divided into 16 394 catchments

Middle East, Northern Africa 

39.13 million km2 (area)
divided into 27 155 catchments

Africa and Middle East 

40.31 million km2 (area)
divided into 27 889 catchments

Middle East and West Asia 

35.34 million km2 (area)
divided into 28 520 catchments

Central Asia 

35.87 million km2 (area)
divided into 31 184  catchments

East Asia 

27.53 million km2 (area)
divided into 27 453 catchments

Australia and Oceania 

10.16 million km2 (area)
divided into 9 845 catchments


Standard Package Tables

Table1: Monthly time series (ECV). Monthly means for 1981-2100.

VariableAggregationUnitDefinition

River discharge (cout)

Monthlym3/sVolume rate of water flow that is transported through a given cross-sectional area. It is synonymous to streamflow.

Runoff (crun)

Monthlymm/monthRunoff is defined as the sum of surface and subsurface runoff to streams for each grid cell or catchment.

VariableWater discharge (cout)
AggregationMonthly
Unitm3/s
DefinitionVolume rate of water flow that is transported through a given cross-sectional area. It is synonymous to streamflow.

VariableRunoff (crun)
AggregationMonthly
Unitmm/month
DefinitionRunoff is defined as the sum of surface and subsurface runoff to streams for each grid cell or catchment.

Table 2: Climate Indicators (monthly). Monthly averages for the following 30yr periods: 1981-2010, 2011-2040, 2041-2070, 2071-2100

IndicatorAggregation Unit Definition
Precipitation mean Monthlymm/dayCalculated as the mean monthly values of daily precipitation averaged over a 30 year period.
Mean Temperature MonthlyCalculated as the mean monthly values of daily mean temperature (at 2m height) averaged over a 30 year period.
Heating degree  MonthlyCalculated as the monthly sum of 17C° minus daily mean temperature (at 2m height) when it is below 17C averaged over a 30 year period. Zero values indicate no heating degree.
Maximum temperature MonthlyCalculated as the maximum monthly values of daily maximum temperature (at 2m height) averaged over a 30 year period.
Minimum temperature MonthlyCalculated as the minimum monthly values of daily minimum temperature (at 2m height) averaged over a 30 year period.
Frost days Monthlyno. of daysCalculated as the number of days per monthly when daily minimum temperature (at 2m height) is below 0oC, averaged over a 30 year period.
Tropical nights Monthlyno. of daysCalculated as the monthly number of days when daily minimum temperature (at 2m height) is above 20oC, averaged over a 30 year period.

Table 3: Water Indicators (monthly). Monthly averages for the following 30yr periods: 1981-2010, 2011-2040, 2041-2070, 2071-2100.

IndicatorAggregation Unit Definition

Mean runoff (crun)

monthlymm/month

Runoff is defined as the sum of surface and subsurface runoff to streams for each grid cell or catchment.

The indicator is calculated as the monthly mean values of daily runoff averaged over a 30 year period.

Mean water discharge (cout)

monthlym3/s

River discharge is the volume rate of water flow that is transported through a given cross-sectional area. It is synonymous to streamflow.

The indicator is calculated as the monthly mean values of daily runoff averaged over a 30 year period.

Mean soil moisture (srff)

monthly

Soil moisture is the water stored in the soil and is affected by precipitation, temperature, soil characteristics, and more. Here soil moisture is defined as soil moisture root zone (upper two soil layers) as fraction of the field capacity volume.

The indicator is calculated as the mean monthly soil moisture root zone as a fraction of field capacity for a 30 years period.

Wetness potential (epot, cprc)

monthlymm/monthThe indicator is calculated as the monthly mean values of precipitation minus potential evapotranspiration averaged over a 30 year period.

Aridity potential (epot, cprc)

monthly

The indicator is calculated as the monthly mean values of the ratio between potential evapotranspiration and precipitation over a 30 year period.

Potential evapotranspiration is the modelled evapotranspiration when there is abundant water.

Aridity actual (evap, cprc)

monthly

The indicator is calculated as the monthly mean values of the ratio between actual evapotranspiration and precipitation over a 30 year period.

Actual evapotranspiration is the modelled evapotranspiration computed only with available water.

Water temperature in catchments (cct2)

monthly°CWater temperature is the simulated water temperature in a catchment. The indicator is calculated as mean monthly values of water temperature for a 30 years period.

Table 4: Water Indicators (annual). Annual averages for the following 30yr periods: 1981-2010, 2011-2040, 2041-2070, 2071-2100.

IndicatorAggregation Unit Definition

Mean runoff (crun)

Annualmm/month

Runoff is defined as the sum of surface and subsurface runoff to streams for each grid cell or catchment.

The indicator is calculated as the annual mean values of daily runoff averaged over a 30 year period.

Mean water discharge (cout)

Annualm3/s

River discharge is the volume rate of water flow that is transported through a given cross-sectional area. It is synonymous to streamflow.

The indicator is calculated as the annual mean values of daily runoff averaged over a 30 year period.

Flood recurrence (cout)

2,5,10, 50 year flood recurrencem3/sDistribution of annual maximum river discharge. The indicator is calculated as the 2, 5 ,10, and 50 year return period of annual daily maximum river discharge.

Maximum river discharge (cout)

Annualm3/s

River discharge is the volume rate of water flow that is transported through a given cross-sectional area.

The indicator is calculated as the mean annual daily maximum discharge over a 30 year period.

Minimum river discharge (cout)

Annualm3/sRiver discharge is the volume rate of water flow that is transported through a given cross-sectional area. The indicator is calculated as the mean annual daily minimum discharge over a 30 year period.

Mean soil moisture (srff)

Annual

Soil moisture is the water stored in the soil and is affected by precipitation, temperature, soil characteristics, and more. Here soil moisture is defined as soil moisture root zone (upper two soil layers) as fraction of the field capacity volume.

The indicator is calculated as the mean annual soil moisture root zone as a fraction of field capacity for a 30 years period.

Aridity potential (epot, cprc)

Annual

The indicator is calculated as the annual mean values of the ratio between potential evapotranspiration and precipitation over a 30 year period.

Potential evapotranspiration is the modelled evapotranspiration when there is abundant water.

Aridity actual (evap, cprc)

Annual

The indicator is calculated as the annual mean values of the ratio between actual evapotranspiration and precipitation over a 30 year period.

Actual evapotranspiration is the modelled evapotranspiration computed only with available water.

Water temperature in catchments (cct2)

Annual°CWater temperature is the simulated water temperature in a catchment. The indicator is calculated as mean annual values of water temperature for a 30 years period.

Table 5: Climate Indicators (Annual). Annual averages for the following 30yr periods: 1981-2010, 2011-2040, 2041-2070, 2071-2100.

IndicatorAggregation Unit Definition
Precipitation mean Annualmm/dayCalculated as the mean annual values of daily precipitation averaged over a 30-year period.
Longest dry spellsAnnualdaysCalculated as the maximum number of consecutive dry days (daily precipitation < 1mm) over a 30 year period.
Number of dry spellsAnnualNo of. daysCalculated as the number of dry periods for more than 5 days for a 30 year period.
Mean TemperatureAnnualCalculated as the mean annual values of daily mean temperature (at 2m height) averaged over a 30 year period.
Heating degreeAnnualCalculated as the annual sum of 17C° minus daily mean temperature (at 2m height) when it is below 17C averaged over a 30 year period. Zero values indicate no heating degree.
Maximum temperatureAnnualCalculated as the maximum annual values of daily maximum temperature (at 2m height) averaged over a 30 year period.
Minimum temperature AnnualCalculated as the minimum annual values of daily minimum temperature (at 2m height) averaged over a 30 year period.
Frost days Annualno. of daysCalculated as the number of days per year when daily minimum temperature (at 2m height) is below 0oC, averaged over a 30 year period.
Tropical nights Annualno. of daysCalculated as the annual number of days when daily minimum temperature (at 2m height) is above 20oC, averaged over a 30 year period.