Basin-scale water-balance dataset (BSWB): an update
Martin Hirschi and Sonia I. Seneviratne
Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich, Universitaetstrasse 16, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
Received: 21 Jul 2016 – Accepted for review: 21 Oct 2016 – Discussion started: 24 Oct 2016
Abstract. This paper presents an update of a basin-scale diagnostic dataset of monthly variations in terrestrial water storage for large river basins worldwide (BSWB v2016, doi:10.5905/ethz-1007-58). Terrestrial water storage comprises all forms of water storage on land surfaces, and its seasonal and inter-annual variations are mostly determined by soil moisture, groundwater, snow cover, and surface water. The presented dataset is derived using a combined atmospheric and terrestrial water-balance approach with conventional streamflow measurements and re-analysis data of atmospheric moisture flux convergence. It extends a previous existing version of the dataset (Mueller et al., 2011) temporally and spatially.
Hirschi, M. and Seneviratne, S. I.: Basin-scale water-balance dataset (BSWB): an update, Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., doi:10.5194/essd-2016-33, in review, 2016.