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|Title:||Development and Demonstration of a Structured Hydrological Feature Coding System for Europe|
|Authors:||DE JAGER Alfred; VOGT Juergen|
|Citation:||HYDROLOGICAL SCIENCES JOURNAL-JOURNAL DES SCIENCES HYDROLOGIQUES vol. 55 no. 5 p. 661 - 675|
|JRC Publication N°:||JRC55888|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||Validation of large amounts of digital hydrological data and eventual exchange of data between various organisations can benefit from the development of a structured hydrological feature coding system. In this article we describe the development of such a system and present its implementation in the CCM2 structured hydrological feature dataset, covering Europe up to the Ural and including Turkey. We discuss the coding of watersheds, islands, lakes, and rivers. The proposed coding system is largely inspired by the work of Otto Pfafstetter with additions for coding oceans, seas, islands and lakes. Furthermore the coding system can be transferred to features that geometrically intersect the coded hydrological features and we propose some rules on how to establish this transfer.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Environment and Sustainability|
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