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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 4495-4516, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4495-2017
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Research article
11 Sep 2017
Necessary storage as a signature of discharge variability: towards global maps
Kuniyoshi Takeuchi and Muhammad Masood

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Creation of the WATCH Forcing Data and Its Use to Assess Global and Regional Reference Crop Evaporation over Land during the Twentieth Century
G. P. Weedon, S. Gomes, P. Viterbo, W. J. Shuttleworth, E. Blyth, H. Österle, J. C. Adam, N. Bellouin, and M. Best
https://doi.org/10.1175/2011JHM1369.1
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There are many global maps of hydrology and water resources, but none on necessary storage to smooth out discharge variability. This paper provides a methodology to create such a map, taking the Ganges–Brahmaputra–Meghna basin as an example. Necessary storage is calculated by a new method, intensity–duration–frequency curves of flood and drought (FDC–DDC). Necessary storage serves as a signature of hydrological variability and its geographical distribution provides new insights for hydrology.
There are many global maps of hydrology and water resources, but none on necessary storage to...
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