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Variability in the discharge of the Mississippi River and tributaries from 1817 to 2020

Citation

Turner, Robert Eugene (2022), Variability in the discharge of the Mississippi River and tributaries from 1817 to 2020, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.1jwstqjzb

Abstract

This is a two-hundred-year long dataset of the annual average, minimum, and maximum discharges at five stations draining the Mississippi River watershed: at Clinton, IA, Herman, MO, St. Louis, MO, Louisville, KY, and Vicksburg, MS. The data are useful to test for increases in the three discharge metrics, and correlations with air pressure differentials represented in the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) Index. These data may be useful for climate change assessments through modeling or synthetic assessments using other data sets.

Methods

Search of archival records published by the Mississippi River Commission (Corps. of Engineers) and the U.S. Geological Survey

Funding

NOAA Research, Award: NA16OP2670

National Science Foundation, Award: 2103843