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Volume 21, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 879–896, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-879-2017
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 879–896, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-879-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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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 et al.

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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.
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