CCDB - catchment characteristics data base Germany

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Created: Jun 08, 2020 at 4:09 p.m.
Last updated: Mar 16, 2021 at 4:08 p.m.
DOI: 10.4211/hs.0fc1b5b1be4a475aacfd9545e72e6839
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This repository provides geoinformation data, natural and anthropogenic characteristics of 1386 catchments across Germany.
The characteristics include information on topography, land cover, lithology, soils, climate, hydrology, population density and nutrient sources and heterogeneity.
The calculated catchment characteristics base on various publicly available and published resources referenced in the metadata of this repository.
The data from this repository were created for the study Ebeling et al. (2021).

This repository includes:

1.) Data table with catchment characteristics
2.) Metadata with the description of each catchment characteristic and references to original publications and data resources.
3.) Shapefile with delineated catchment polygons
4.) Shapefile with stations.

- water quality metrics are provided in another, linked repository ( Both repositories use the same unique identifier OBJECTID for each water quality station.
- the stations do not always fall within the delineated catchments as the catchment outlets were adapted according the stream network and the topographic flow accumulation.

Ebeling, P., Kumar, R., Weber, M., Knoll, L., Fleckenstein, J. H., & Musolff, A. (2021). Archetypes and Controls of Riverine Nutrient Export Across German Catchments. Water Resources Research, 57, e2020WR028134.

Conditions: Please, reference both the original data publisher and this repository for correct acknowledgements, when using the provided data.

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Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
Coordinate Units:
Decimal degrees
North Latitude
East Longitude
South Latitude
West Longitude





People or Organizations that contributed technically, materially, financially, or provided general support for the creation of the resource's content but are not considered authors.

Name Organization Address Phone Author Identifiers
Joni Dehaspe UFZ - Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research GmbH
Andreas Musolff UFZ - Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research GmbH
Teresa Nitz UFZ - Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research GmbH
Rohini Kumar UFZ - Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research GmbH
Thomas Grau UFZ - Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research GmbH
Lukas Knoll Justus Liebig University Giessen
Michael Weber UFZ - Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research GmbH

How to Cite

Ebeling, P. (2021). CCDB - catchment characteristics data base Germany, HydroShare,

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Pia Ebeling 5 months, 1 week ago

Note that the unit of point source data "N_WW" is in [100kg N ha-1 y-1] and "P_WW" in [100kg P ha-1 y-1].

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