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Volume 21, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3145–3165, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3145-2017
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3145–3165, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3145-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Research article 29 Jun 2017

Research article | 29 Jun 2017

Modeling the water budget of the Upper Blue Nile basin using the JGrass-NewAge model system and satellite data

Wuletawu Abera et al.

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This study documents a state-of-the-art estimation of the water budget (rainfall, evapotranspiration, discharge, and soil and groundwater storage) components for the Upper Blue Nile river. The budget uses various JGrass-NewAGE components, satellite data and all ground measurements available. The analysis shows that precipitation of the basin is 1360 ± 230 mm per year. Evapotranspiration accounts for 56 %, runoff is 33 %, and storage varies from minus 10 % to plus 17 % of the annual water budget.
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