Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 997–1014, 2015
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 997–1014, 2015

Research article 24 Feb 2015

Research article | 24 Feb 2015

Sensitivity of potential evaporation estimates to 100 years of climate variability

R. P. Bartholomeus et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (14 Jan 2015) by Ludovic Oudin
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 Jan 2015) by Ludovic Oudin
Short summary
We used the past century’s time series of observed climate, containing non-stationary signals of atmospheric oscillations, global warming, and global dimming/brightening, to quantify possible systematic errors that may be introduced in estimates of potential evaporation and in hydrological modeling studies due to straightforward application of i) the common two-step approach for potential evaporation specifically, and ii) fixed instead of time-variant model parameters in general.