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Earth System Science Data The Data Publishing Journal
doi:10.5194/essd-2016-33
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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
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.

Citation: 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.
Martin Hirschi and Sonia I. Seneviratne
Martin Hirschi and Sonia I. Seneviratne
Martin Hirschi and Sonia I. Seneviratne

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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. Especially soil moisture is essentially contributing to land–atmosphere coupling. This paper presents an update of a basin-scale diagnostic dataset of monthly variations in terrestrial water storage for large river basins worldwide.
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