What is it about?
We used a nationwide digital elevation model (DEM) to calculate stream network and river catchment properties for 128 medium- to large-sized catchments in the Philippines. The systematic assessment shows the diversity and distinctiveness of Philippine river systems. We displayed the results in an interactive web-application that enables anyone to freely access, explore and download the data.
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Why is it important?
Effective river management requires an understanding of the resource that is being managed. The national-scale geodatabase provides place-based understandings that contextualize Philippine river systems. The geodatabase provides baseline data in support of varied geomorphological, hydrological, water resource and natural hazard management applications.
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This page is a summary of: National-scale geodatabase of catchment characteristics in the Philippines for river management applications, PLoS ONE, March 2023, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0281933.
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