Articles | Volume 21, issue 2
Research article
14 Feb 2017
Research article |  | 14 Feb 2017

Using satellite-based evapotranspiration estimates to improve the structure of a simple conceptual rainfall–runoff model

Tirthankar Roy, Hoshin V. Gupta, Aleix Serrat-Capdevila, and Juan B. Valdes


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (22 Nov 2016) by Patricia Saco
AR by Tirthankar Roy on behalf of the Authors (24 Nov 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Dec 2016) by Patricia Saco
RR by Abdolreza Bahremand (23 Dec 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (09 Jan 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (17 Jan 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (20 Jan 2017) by Patricia Saco
AR by Tirthankar Roy on behalf of the Authors (21 Jan 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
This study presents and compares two different approaches to using satellite-derived estimates of actual evapotranspiration (ET) to improve the performance of a conceptual rainfall–runoff model. In the first approach, the ET process within the model is constrained using the satellite ET estimates, while in the second one, the model structure is altered. Results indicate that both the approaches improve streamflow forecasting, while the second one also improves the ET simulations significantly.