Articles | Volume 21, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3125–3144, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3125-2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3125–3144, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3125-2017

Research article 29 Jun 2017

Research article | 29 Jun 2017

Calibration of a large-scale hydrological model using satellite-based soil moisture and evapotranspiration products

Patricia López López et al.

Data sets

earth2observe/downscaling-tools: 2017.2 Pre-release J. Schellekens and F. S. Weiland https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.545779

Model code and software

PCR-GLOBWB model E. Sutanudjaja, R. van Beek, Y. Wada, J. Bosmans, N. Drost, I. de Graaf, K. de Jong, P. Lopez Lopez, S. Pessenteiner, S Oliver, M. Straatsma, N. Wanders, D. Wisser, and M. Bierkens https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.60764

PCR-GLOBWB model E. Sutanudjaja, R. van Beek, Y. Wada, J. Bosmans, N. Drost, I. de~Graaf, K. de Jong, P. Lopez Lopez, S. Pessenteiner, S. Oliver, M. Straatsma, N. Wanders, D. Wisser, and M. Bierkens, https://github.com/UU-Hydro/PCR-GLOBWB_model

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Short summary
We perform various calibration experiments of a large-scale hydrological model using satellite-based products of evapotranspiration and soil moisture in the Oum Er Rbia River basin in Morocco. In addition, we study the impact on discharge estimates of three global precipitation products in comparison with model parameter calibration. Results show that evapotranspiration and soil moisture observations can be used for model calibration, resulting in discharge estimates of acceptable accuracy.