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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1947-1971, 2017
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Research article
11 Apr 2017
Testing the use of standardised indices and GRACE satellite data to estimate the European 2015 groundwater drought in near-real time
Anne F. Van Loon et al.
Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'Referee comments to hess-2016-561', Miriam Fendekova, 29 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'author reply to Miriam Fendekova', Anne Van Loon, 25 Jan 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
RC2: 'Interactive comments on “The European 2015 drought from a groundwater perspective: estimation in absence of observed groundwater data” by Anne F. Van Loon et al.', John Bloomfield, 04 Jan 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC2: 'author reply to John Bloomfield', Anne Van Loon, 25 Jan 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (26 Jan 2017) by Jamie Hannaford  
AR by Anne Van Loon on behalf of the Authors (14 Feb 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Mar 2017) by Jamie Hannaford  
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Short summary
Summer 2015 was extremely dry in Europe, hampering groundwater supply to irrigation and drinking water. For effective management, the groundwater situation should be monitored in real time, but data are not available. We tested two methods to estimate groundwater in near-real time, based on satellite data and using the relationship between rainfall and historic groundwater levels. The second method gave a good spatially variable representation of the 2015 groundwater drought in Europe.
Summer 2015 was extremely dry in Europe, hampering groundwater supply to irrigation and drinking...