The files retrieved from the Climate Data Store (CDS) for 'Water quality indicators for European rivers' and 'Water quantity indicators for Europe' datasets contain catchment data instead of data gridded on a lat/lon grid. Moreover, the file itself does not contain all required metadata.

To properly interpret the data in the files it is necessary to have access to the GIS shapefile (corresponding to this particular dataset) that describes the catchment areas.

The shape files could be found by following the DOI_link given in the netCDF files. For convenience that is:

The shape files will be included with the next version of the "Water quality indicators for European rivers" dataset due for delivery in January 2021.

This document has been produced in the context of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S).

The activities leading to these results have been contracted by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, operator of C3S on behalf of the European Union (Delegation Agreement signed on 11/11/2014 and Contribution Agreement signed on 22/07/2021). All information in this document is provided "as is" and no guarantee or warranty is given that the information is fit for any particular purpose.

The users thereof use the information at their sole risk and liability. For the avoidance of all doubt , the European Commission and the European Centre for Medium - Range Weather Forecasts have no liability in respect of this document, which is merely representing the author's view.

Related articles