Skip to data content Skip to data search

ArcticRIMS: Daily Simulated Runoff From Pan-Arctic Water Balance Model , Aggregated by Administrative Regions


Daily runoff is generated using the Pan-Arctic Water Balance Model (P/WBM) [Rawlins et al., 2003]. The P/WBM simulates the high-latitude water cycle by utilizing gridded fields of plant rooting depth, soil characteristics (texture, organic content), vegetation, and daily time series of precipitation [Serreze et al., 2003] and air temperature. Model inputs and outputs are defined at 29,926 grids of ~25 km (628 km^2) resolution across the Pan-Arctic on the Equal-Area Scalable Grid known as Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grid (EASE-Grid) [Brodzik and Knowles, 2002]. The P/WBM includes a simple scheme for simulating daily changes in soil frozen and liquid water amounts, which is driven by air temperature, modeled soil moisture content, and physiographic data. The climate time series (precipitation and air temperature) originate from the National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) reanalysis project [Kalnay et al., 1996], with the precipitation inputs described in Serreze et al., 2003.

The data is presented in 24 sub-datasets of different spatial and temporal aggregations.

Data access

Additional information

  • 1.0 (2009-10-21)
Subscribe Subscribe to receive email when new or updated data is available.
Related projects
Spatial Type grid
Frequency criteria
Language English
ISO Topic Categories
  • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
GCMD Science Keywords Expand keywords
Related links

Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 1980-01-01 00:00:00
End datetime 2001-12-31 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 90.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 45.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -180.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: 180.00

Primary point of contact information

EOL Data Support <>

Additional contact information


Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Lammers, R., Serreze, M., Rawlins, M. 2009. ArcticRIMS: Daily Simulated Runoff From Pan-Arctic Water Balance Model , Aggregated by Administrative Regions. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 22 Oct 2020.

Today's date is shown: please replace with the date of your most recent access.

Additional citation styles

Ancillary information

Metadata download

Note that your browser may not display the above metadata links, but automatically save them as files in a folder such as "Downloads"