Using R in Hydrology - EGU2018 Short Course
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Using R in Hydrology - EGU2018 Short Course

Conveners: Louise Slater, Shaun Harrigan, Tobias Gauster, Alexander Hurley, Guillaume Thirel, Claudia Vitolo

Practical details

Layout of the session:

The running order of the short course follows a typical hydrological analysis workflow:

Packages and data required

  • To follow along, participants may wish to run the following code before the session: install.packages(c("rnrfa", "lfstat", "osmdata", "tidyverse", "sf", "leaflet", "ncdf4","lubridate", "ggplot2", "raster", "rgdal", "airGRteaching", "airGR"))
  • For the netCDF presentation, sample gridded data for 2015-06 can be downloaded directly by clicking here and the catchment shapefile can be downloaded from here (see acknowledgments in presentation).


  • airGR - a description of the airGR package (IRSTEA GR Hydrological Models)
  • R-Resources for Hydrology - a detailed list of R resources for hydrology (slightly outdated now)
  • rnrfa - an R package to interact with the UK National River Flow Archive (GitHub repo)
  • hddtools - an R package to facilitate access to a variety of online open data sources for hydrologists