Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Research article
12 Jan 2018
Research article |  | 12 Jan 2018

A Climate Data Record (CDR) for the global terrestrial water budget: 1984–2010

Yu Zhang, Ming Pan, Justin Sheffield, Amanda L. Siemann, Colby K. Fisher, Miaoling Liang, Hylke E. Beck, Niko Wanders, Rosalyn F. MacCracken, Paul R. Houser, Tian Zhou, Dennis P. Lettenmaier, Rachel T. Pinker, Janice Bytheway, Christian D. Kummerow, and Eric F. Wood


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (11 Sep 2017) by Reed Maxwell
AR by Ming Pan on behalf of the Authors (12 Sep 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Sep 2017) by Reed Maxwell
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 Oct 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (27 Oct 2017) by Reed Maxwell
AR by Ming Pan on behalf of the Authors (06 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (09 Nov 2017) by Reed Maxwell

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Short summary
A global data record for all four terrestrial water budget variables (precipitation, evapotranspiration, runoff, and total water storage change) at 0.5° resolution and monthly scale for the period of 1984–2010 is developed by optimally merging a series of remote sensing products, in situ measurements, land surface model outputs, and atmospheric reanalysis estimates and enforcing the mass balance of water. Initial validations show the data record is reliable for climate related analysis.