The global Simulated Topological Network at 30-minute spatial resolution (STN--30 version 6.01) represents rivers as a set of spatial and tabular data layers derived from a 30-minute flow-direction grid. This dataset includes many different attributes (i.e., basin area, length, distance to river mouth, etc.). This dataset represents an update of Vörösmarty et al. (2000a, b) using methods developed in Fekete et al. (2001).


The preview image show flow direction for potentially flowing river networks, Vörösmarty and Meybeck., 2004).




Fekete, B. M., C. J. Vörösmarty, and R. B. Lammers. 2001. Scaling gridded river networks for macroscale hydrology: Development, analysis and control of error, Water Resources Research, 3 (77): 1955-1967.


Vörösmarty, C.J. and M. Meybeck. 2004. Responses of continental aquatic systems at the global scale: New paradigms, new methods. In: P. Kabat, M. Claussen, P.A. Dirmeyer, J.H.C. Gash, L. Bravo de Guenni, M. Meybeck, R.A. Pielke Sr., C.J. Vörösmarty, R.W.A. Hutjes, and S. Lutkemeier (eds.), Vegetation, Water, Humans and the Climate. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 375-413.


Vörösmarty, C.J., B. M. Fekete, M. Meybeck, and R. Lammers. 2000a. Geomorphometric attributes of the global system of rivers at 30-minute spatial resolution (STN-30). Journal of Hydrology 237: 17-39.

Vörösmarty, C.J., B.M. Fekete, M. Meybeck, and R. Lammers. 2000b. A simulated topological network representing the global system of rivers at 30-minute spatial resolution (STN-30). Global Biogeochemical Cycles 14: 599-621.