Site ID: 1879 Lat. 38.4981 North Korea 0
River: Sariwon Long. 125.6756
Site name: 0 Contributing area: 2505 km2 Ratio to Comparison Station: 0.11
Latest measurement: 8-Jan-10 Mean annual runoff: 4276 mm (2003-2007)
Hydrologic status: 2 Normal flow Total runoff this year: 6542 mm
Latest M/C ratio: 1.10 Seven day total: 1 mm
Estimated current discharge: 3 m3/sec Percent of mean 7-day total: 100.0 % (today's value compared to mean for same period, 2003-2007)
Ice-cover determination: 5 yr recurrence flood: 4231 m3/sec (from Log Pearson III analysis)
Status Codes:  1 = Low flow, 2 = Normal flow, 3 = Flood, 4 = Major Flood 4021 m3/sec (from Gumbel Extreme Value analysis)
Comparison Station Information:  Tokwe Confluence D/s C/s (1495240)       Contributing Area: 7280 sq mi 23237 sq km
(Data from this gaging station are used for the calibration to discharge, with an adjustment for different contributing areas)
Notes: Comparison station is placeholder, only; this site is not yet calibrated to actual discharge
Discharge and runoff, based on satellite remote sensing (NASA AMSR-E data)
(For U.S, sites, nearby ground station discharge may also be shown)
2008-Present
2002-Present
Annual  Monthly Total Runoff (mm), computed from above satellite-based discharge data
Runoff
(mm) Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
132 2002 no data no data no data no data no data no data no data 2.9 2.6 47.4 71.2 7.4
2568 2003 3.6 12.6 104.0 171.4 1076.0 1005.7 44.2 3.6 3.4 17.8 100.8 24.9
1543 2004 3.8 13.7 43.4 86.2 822.8 515.5 23.0 3.6 3.4 3.6 11.1 12.9
5127 2005 3.6 3.2 35.0 483.6 1873.4 1566.0 5.1 3.9 3.5 456.7 581.4 111.3
5703 2006 3.6 3.2 196.0 458.1 2281.9 2053.2 114.0 3.6 7.8 582.0 0.0 0.0
6441 2007 3.6 28.1 182.4 620.6 2185.0 2254.9 122.1 3.9 40.1 465.3 469.0 66.3
6542 2008 3.6 3.3 124.1 318.0 2394.4 2620.4 99.8 3.6 25.4 482.6 399.3 67.3
6834 2009 3.6 24.7 162.7 336.6 2398.7 2339.2 223.0 3.6 3.4 678.9 521.1 138.4
Discharge is estimated directly via a rating equation from the remote sensing data (M/C ratio) shown below.
Explanation:   Green line records upwelling microwave emission from a land parcel (ca 10 km x 10 km) near the river; blue line from a parcel centered over the river.
Brown line is their ratio (M/C; scale on right) and is used to estimate river discharge via a rating equation.
Rating equations are being developed and applied on an individual basis. For calibration status, see "notes" entry, above.
When data above show calibration site values lower than for the measurement site, discharge estimation may not be possible.
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