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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 879-896, 2017
http://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/21/879/2017/
doi:10.5194/hess-21-879-2017
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Research article
14 Feb 2017
Using satellite-based evapotranspiration estimates to improve the structure of a simple conceptual rainfall–runoff model
Tirthankar Roy et al.

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This study presents and compares two different approaches to using satellite-derived estimates of actual evapotranspiration (ET) to improve the performance of a conceptual rainfall–runoff model. In the first approach, the ET process within the model is constrained using the satellite ET estimates, while in the second one, the model structure is altered. Results indicate that both the approaches improve streamflow forecasting, while the second one also improves the ET simulations significantly.
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