A global distributed basin morphometric dataset

@article{Shen2017AGD,
  title={A global distributed basin morphometric dataset},
  author={Xinyi Shen and Emmanouil N. Anagnostou and Yiwen Mei and Yang Hong},
  journal={Scientific Data},
  year={2017},
  volume={4}
}
Basin morphometry is vital information for relating storms to hydrologic hazards, such as landslides and floods. In this paper we present the first comprehensive global dataset of distributed basin morphometry at 30 arc seconds resolution. The dataset includes nine prime morphometric variables; in addition we present formulas for generating twenty-one additional morphometric variables based on combination of the prime variables. The dataset can aid different applications including studies of… 
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