Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
30 Mar 2017
 | 30 Mar 2017

Basin-scale water-balance dataset (BSWB): an update

Martin Hirschi and Sonia I. Seneviratne


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Terrestrial water storage comprises all forms of water storage on land surfaces, and its seasonal and inter-annual variations are mostly determined by soil moisture, groundwater, snow cover, and surface water. Soil moisture, especially, contributes to land--atmosphere coupling in an essential way. This paper presents an update of a basin-scale diagnostic dataset of monthly variations in terrestrial water storage for large river basins worldwide.