Hydrology of Soil Types 1km grid

Hydrology of soil types (HOST) data productIn this Hydrology of Soil Types (HOST) dataset, 29 soil classes are grouped by hydrological properties, particularly their ability to transmit water both vertically and horizontally. The dominant HOST class and a percentage breakdown by HOST classes are available for each 1km square. HOST is used to estimate the Baseflow Index (BFI) and standard percentage runoff, from which low flow and flood statistics can be generated for ungauged catchments.

Technical Features

  • Scale: 1km gridded dataset
  • Units: 29 soil classes
  • Supply Format: Arc/Info Grid ASCII
  • Coverage: UK

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Boorman, D B, Hollis, J M & Lilly, A 1995. Hydrology of soil types: a hydrologically based classification of the soils of the United Kingdom. Institute of Hydrology Report No. 126. 137pp.


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