Articles | Volume 22, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4061–4082, 2018

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

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4061–4082, 2018

Research article 27 Jul 2018

Research article | 27 Jul 2018

Understanding terrestrial water storage variations in northern latitudes across scales

Tina Trautmann et al.


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (18 Apr 2018) by Jean-Christophe Calvet
AR by Tina Trautmann on behalf of the Authors (30 May 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Jun 2018) by Jean-Christophe Calvet
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (03 Jul 2018)
RR by Vincent Humphrey (05 Jul 2018)
ED: Publish as is (11 Jul 2018) by Jean-Christophe Calvet
Short summary
In this study, we adjust a simple hydrological model to several observational datasets, including satellite observations of the land's total water storage. We apply the model to northern latitudes and find that the dominating factor of changes in the total water storage depends on both the spatial and temporal scale of analysis. While snow dominates seasonal variations, liquid water determines year-to-year variations, yet with increasing contribution of snow when averaging over larger regions.