Articles | Volume 22, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3863–3882, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3863-2018

Special issue: Integration of Earth observations and models for global water...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3863–3882, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3863-2018
Research article
19 Jul 2018
Research article | 19 Jul 2018

Assimilation of river discharge in a land surface model to improve estimates of the continental water cycles

Fuxing Wang et al.

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This work improves river discharge estimation by taking advantages of observation and model simulations. The new estimation takes into account both gauged and un-gauged rivers, and it compensates model systematic errors and missing processes (e.g., human water usage). This improved estimation is important not only for water resources management and ecosystem health over continent but also for ocean dynamics and salinity.