Articles | Volume 22, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2867–2880, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-2867-2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2867–2880, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-2867-2018

Research article 09 May 2018

Research article | 09 May 2018

Daily GRACE gravity field solutions track major flood events in the Ganges–Brahmaputra Delta

Ben T. Gouweleeuw et al.

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Daily GRACE gravity field solutions have been evaluated against daily river runoff data for major flood events in the Ganges–Brahmaputra Delta in 2004 and 2007. Compared to the monthly gravity field solutions, the trends over periods of a few days in the daily gravity field solutions are able to reflect temporal variations in river runoff during major flood events. This implies that daily gravity field solutions released in near-real time may support flood monitoring for large events.