Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
Data description paper
12 Jul 2023
Data description paper |  | 12 Jul 2023

A long-term monthly surface water storage dataset for the Congo basin from 1992 to 2015

Benjamin M. Kitambo, Fabrice Papa, Adrien Paris, Raphael M. Tshimanga, Frederic Frappart, Stephane Calmant, Omid Elmi, Ayan Santos Fleischmann, Melanie Becker, Mohammad J. Tourian, Rômulo A. Jucá Oliveira, and Sly Wongchuig


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2022-376', Douglas Alsdorf, 02 Feb 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Benjamin Kitambo, 24 May 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2022-376', Chang Huang, 18 Feb 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Benjamin Kitambo, 24 May 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Benjamin Kitambo on behalf of the Authors (24 May 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 May 2023) by James Thornton
AR by Benjamin Kitambo on behalf of the Authors (07 Jun 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
The surface water storage (SWS) in the Congo River basin (CB) remains unknown. In this study, the multi-satellite and hypsometric curve approaches are used to estimate SWS in the CB over 1992–2015. The results provide monthly SWS characterized by strong variability with an annual mean amplitude of ~101 ± 23 km3. The evaluation of SWS against independent datasets performed well. This SWS dataset contributes to the better understanding of the Congo basin’s surface hydrology using remote sensing.
Final-revised paper