Development of a pan-European River and Catchment Database
The availability of a European-wide database of consistent and hierarchically structured river networks and associated drainage basins is a major asset for the implementation and follow-up of environmental policies in the European Union and an important basis for international modelling and monitoring activities. In fact, drainage basins are important reference units for many biophysical processes and rivers represent major transport networks not only for water, but also for sediments, nutrients and pollutants.
KeywordsDigital Elevation Model Drainage Basin River Network Drainage Density European Environment Agency
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Annoni A, Luzet C, Gubler E, IHDE J (eds) (2003) Map Projections for Europe. European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra (Va), EUR 20120 EN. 131p.Google Scholar
- Annoni A. (ed.) (2005) European Reference Grids. Proposal for a European Reference System. Proceedings of the European Reference Grid Workshop, 27–29 October 2003, Ispra (VA), Italy. European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra (Va), EUR 21494 EN, 189p.Google Scholar
- Bagli S, Soille P (2003) Morphological automatic extraction of coastline from pan-European Landsat TM images. In: Proceedings of the Fifth Int. Symp. on GIS and Computer Cartography for Coastal Zone Management, GISIG and ICCOPS, Genova, 58–59Google Scholar
- Boschet AF, de Paepe V, Lack TJ (2000) Inland Waters. Annual topic update. European Environment Agency, Topic Report 1/2000, Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 30 p.Google Scholar
- Britton P (2002) Review of Existing River Coding Systems for River Basin Management and Reporting. WED GIS Working Group, October 2002, 29p. http://193.178.L168/River_Coding_Review.htm, 29 p.
- Colombo R, Vogt JV, Bertolo F (2001) Deriving drainage networks and catchment boundaries at the European scale. A new approach combining Digital Elevation Data and environmental characteristics. EUR 19805 EN, Luxemberg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 58 p.Google Scholar
- Colombo R, Vogt JV, Soille P, Paracchini ML, de Jager A (2005) On the derivation of river networks and catchments at European scale from medium resolution digital elevation data. CATENA (submitted)Google Scholar
- EEA, European Environment Agency (1997) CORINE Land Cover Technical Guide. European Topic Centre Land Cover (ETC/LC), http://image2000.jrc.it/reports/techn ical_guide.pdf.
- ESBSC European Soil Bureau Scientific Committee (1998) Georeferenced soil data-base for Europe, Manual of Procedures. EUR 16393 EN, European Commission — JRC, Ispra, 184 p.Google Scholar
- Foster GR, Flanagan DC, Nearing MA, Lane LJ, Risee LM, Finkner SC (1995) Hillslope erosion component.-In: Flanagan DC, Nearing MA (eds) WEPP: USDA-Water Erosion Prediction Project: 11.1-11.12; NSERL Report No. 10, USDA ARS, Lafayette, INGoogle Scholar
- Furnans F and Olivera F (2001) Watershed topology: The Pfafstetter system. Proc. 21st ESRI User Conference, ESRI, San Diego, CA.Google Scholar
- Gisotti G (1983) Geologia e Pedologia nell’assetto del territorio. Bologna (Ed. Edagricole)Google Scholar
- Hancock GR (2005) The use of digital elevation models in the identification and characterization of catchments over different grid scales. Hydrol. Proc. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.5632Google Scholar
- Kirkby MJ (1999) Definition and practical demonstration of a pre-operational sysmote sensing methods. 1st Annual Report, MODEM Project, JRC-Space Applications Institute, Ispra (Va), Italy.Google Scholar
- Nippel T and Klingl T (1998) Swiss Land Use in the European context. Integration of Swiss Land Use statistics with CORINE Land Cover. Swiss Federal Statistical Office & Swiss Agency for the Environment, Neuchâtel, ISBN 3-303-02045-0, 41 p.Google Scholar
- Nixon S, Grath J, Bogestrand J (1998) Eurowaternet. The European Environment European Environment Agency, Technical Report No. 7, Copenhagen (EEA) 47 p.Google Scholar
- Oki T, Sud YC (1998) Design of Total Runoff Integrating Pathways (TRIP) — a global river channel network, Earth Interact 2(2-001):53 pp.Google Scholar
- Saundres W (1999) Preparation of DEMs for use in environmental modelling. http://www.esri.com/library/userconf/proc99/proceed/papers/pap802/p802.ht
- Soille P (2003) Morphological image analysis: Principles and applications. 2nd Edition, Springer, New York [Corrected 2nd printing, 2004].Google Scholar
- Strahler AN (1957) Quantitative analysis of watershed geomorphology. Trans Am Geophys Union 38: 913–920Google Scholar
- Tucker GE, Gasparini NM, Lancaster ST, Bras RL (1997) An integrated hillslope and channel evolution model as an investigation and prediction tool. Technical Report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research LaboratoriesGoogle Scholar
- Verdin KL, Jenson SK (1996) Development of continental scale DEMs and extraction of hydrographic features. Third International Conference/Workshop on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling. Santa Fe, USA, http://edcdaac.usgs.gov/gtopo30/papers/santafe3.html
- Vogt JV, Colombo R, Paracchini ML, Soille P, de Jager A, Folving S (2003a) A European landscape stratification reflecting drainage density In: Helming K, Wiggering H (eds) Sustainable Development of Multifunctional Landscapes. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, pp 95–110Google Scholar
- Vogt JV, Colombo R, Paracchini ML, de Jager A, Soille P (2003c): CCM River and Catchment Database, Version 1.0. EUR 20756 EN, European Commission —Joint Research Centre, Ispra (Varese), Italy, 30p. (http://agrienv.jrc.it/activities/pdfs/CCM-Report-EUR20756EN.pdf Google Scholar