WWF HydroSHEDS Drainage Direction, 15 Arc-Seconds (WWF/HydroSHEDS/15DIR)

HydroSHEDS is a mapping product that provides hydrographic information for regional and global-scale applications in a consistent format. It offers a suite of geo-referenced datasets (vector and raster) at various scales, including river networks, watershed boundaries, drainage directions, and flow accumulations. HydroSHEDS is based on elevation data obtained in 2000 by NASA’s Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM).

This drainage direction dataset defines the direction of flow from each cell in the conditioned DEM to its steepest down-slope neighbor. Values of drainage direction vary from 1 to 128. All final outlet cells to the ocean are flagged with a value of 0. All cells that mark the lowest point of an endorheic basin (inland sink) are flagged with a value of -1. The drainage direction values follow the convention adopted by ESRI’s flow direction implementation: 1=E, 2=SE, 4=S, 8=SW, 16=W, 32=NW, 64=N, 128=NE.

This dataset is at 15 arc-second resolution. The datasets available at 15 arc-seconds are the Hydrologically Conditioned DEM, Drainage (Flow) Direction, and Flow Accumulation.

NameDescription
b1Drainage direction posible values: 1=E, 2=SE, 4=S, 8=SW, 16=W, 32=NW, 64=N, 128=NE; final outlet cells to the ocean are flagged with a value of 0 and cells that mark the lowest point of an endorheic basin (inland sink) are flagged with a value of 255 (original value of -1)

Providers

WWF (producer, licensor)
Google Earth Engine (host)
STAC Version 0.6.0
Keywords direction, drainage, flow, geophysical, hydrography, hydrology, hydrosheds, srtm, water, wwf
License proprietary
Temporal Extent 2/10/2000, 4:00:00 PM - 2/21/2000, 4:00:00 PM
Citation Lehner, B., Verdin, K., Jarvis, A. (2008): New global hydrography derived from spaceborne elevation data. Eos, Transactions, AGU, 89(10): 93-94.
Type image
GSD arc secondsm