Imperial College London

Dr Boris F. Ochoa-Tocachi

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Associate



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BibTex format

author = {Ochoa-Tocachi, BF and Buytaert, W and Antiporta, J and Acosta, L and Bardales, JD and Célleri, R and Crespo, P and Fuentes, P and Gil-Ríos, J and Guallpa, M and Llerena, C and Olaya, D and Pardo, P and Rojas, G and Villacís, M and Villazón, M and Viñas, P and De, Bièvre B},
doi = {10.1038/sdata.2018.80},
journal = {Scientific Data},
title = {High-resolution hydrometeorological data from a network of headwater catchments in the tropical Andes},
url = {},
volume = {5},
year = {2018}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - This article presents a hydrometeorological dataset from a network of paired instrumented catchments, obtained by participatory monitoring through a partnership of academic and non-governmental institutions. The network consists of 28 headwater catchments (<20 km2) covering three major biomes in 9 locations of the tropical Andes. The data consist of precipitation event records at 0.254 mm resolution or finer, water level and streamflow time series at 5 min intervals, data aggregations at hourly and daily scale, a set of hydrological indices derived from the daily time series, and catchment physiographic descriptors. The catchment network is designed to characterise the impacts of land-use and watershed interventions on the catchment hydrological response, with each catchment representing a typical land use and land cover practice within its location. As such, it aims to support evidence-based decision making on land management, in particular evaluating the effectiveness of catchment interventions, for which hydrometeorological data scarcity is a major bottleneck. The data will also be useful for broader research on Andean ecosystems, and their hydrology and meteorology.
AU - Ochoa-Tocachi,BF
AU - Buytaert,W
AU - Antiporta,J
AU - Acosta,L
AU - Bardales,JD
AU - Célleri,R
AU - Crespo,P
AU - Fuentes,P
AU - Gil-Ríos,J
AU - Guallpa,M
AU - Llerena,C
AU - Olaya,D
AU - Pardo,P
AU - Rojas,G
AU - Villacís,M
AU - Villazón,M
AU - Viñas,P
AU - De,Bièvre B
DO - 10.1038/sdata.2018.80
PY - 2018///
SN - 2052-4463
TI - High-resolution hydrometeorological data from a network of headwater catchments in the tropical Andes
T2 - Scientific Data
UR -
UR -
UR -
VL - 5
ER -