Articles | Volume 20, issue 7
Research article
18 Jul 2016
Research article |  | 18 Jul 2016

Variations of global and continental water balance components as impacted by climate forcing uncertainty and human water use

Hannes Müller Schmied, Linda Adam, Stephanie Eisner, Gabriel Fink, Martina Flörke, Hyungjun Kim, Taikan Oki, Felix Theodor Portmann, Robert Reinecke, Claudia Riedel, Qi Song, Jing Zhang, and Petra Döll


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (11 Apr 2016) by Ross Woods
AR by Hannes Müller Schmied on behalf of the Authors (25 Apr 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 May 2016) by Ross Woods
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (31 May 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Jun 2016)
ED: Publish as is (29 Jun 2016) by Ross Woods
Short summary
The assessment of water balance components of the global land surface by means of hydrological models is affected by large uncertainties, in particular related to meteorological forcing. We analyze the effect of five state-of-the-art forcings on water balance components at different spatial and temporal scales modeled with WaterGAP. Furthermore, the dominant effect (precipitation/human alteration) for long-term changes in river discharge is assessed.