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Global Runoff Data Base - Status, Development, Use

The Global Runoff Data Base (GRDB) is built on an initial dataset collected in the early 1980s from the responses to a WMO request to its member countries to provide a global hydrological data set to complement a specific set of atmospheric data in the framework of the First Global GARP Experiment (FGGE). The initial dataset of monthly river discharge data over a period of several years around 1980 was supplemented with the UNESCO monthly river discharge data collection 1965-85. Today the database comprises discharge data of more than 9,500 gauging stations from all over the world.

GRDC Station Summary Statistics GRDC Station Summary StatisticsGRDC Station Summary Statistics (click to enlarge)

GRDC Station Summary Statistics by Country

GRDC Station Summary Statistics by WMO Subregion

Being fully integrated into BfG's central database concept, the GRDB is run on a Linux operated machine using a Oracle Database Management System.

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