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Volume 21, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 821–837, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-821-2017
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 821–837, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-821-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Research article 10 Feb 2017

Research article | 10 Feb 2017

Validation of terrestrial water storage variations as simulated by different global numerical models with GRACE satellite observations

Liangjing Zhang et al.
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Global numerical models perform differently, as has been found in some model intercomparison studies, which mainly focused on components like evapotranspiration, soil moisture or runoff. We have applied terrestrial water storage that is estimated from a GRACE-based state-of-art post-processing method to validate four global numerical models and try to identify the advantages and deficiencies of a certain model. GRACE-based TWS demonstrates its additional benefits to improve the models in future.
Global numerical models perform differently, as has been found in some model intercomparison...
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