Articles | Volume 15, issue 11
Data description paper
31 Oct 2023
Data description paper |  | 31 Oct 2023

A gridded dataset of consumptive water footprints, evaporation, transpiration, and associated benchmarks related to crop production in China during 2000–2018

Wei Wang, La Zhuo, Xiangxiang Ji, Zhiwei Yue, Zhibin Li, Meng Li, Huimin Zhang, Rong Gao, Chenjian Yan, Ping Zhang, and Pute Wu


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2023-102', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Jun 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2023-102', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Jul 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on essd-2023-102', Anonymous Referee #3, 22 Jul 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by La Zhuo on behalf of the Authors (11 Sep 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (21 Sep 2023) by Francesco N. Tubiello
AR by La Zhuo on behalf of the Authors (26 Sep 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The consumptive water footprint of crop production (WFCP) measures blue and green evapotranspiration of either irrigated or rainfed crops in time and space. A gridded monthly WFCP dataset for China is established. There are four improvements from existing datasets: (i) distinguishing water supply modes and irrigation techniques, (ii) distinguishing evaporation and transpiration, (iii) consisting of both total and unit WFCP, and (iv) providing benchmarks for unit WFCP by climatic zones.
Final-revised paper