Articles | Volume 22, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4685–4697, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-4685-2018

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

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4685–4697, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-4685-2018

Research article 07 Sep 2018

Research article | 07 Sep 2018

Global re-analysis datasets to improve hydrological assessment and snow water equivalent estimation in a sub-Arctic watershed

David R. Casson et al.

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In high-latitude (> 60° N) watersheds, measuring the snowpack and predicting of snowmelt runoff are uncertain due to the lack of data and complex physical processes. This provides challenges for hydrological assessment and operational water management. Global re-analysis datasets have great potential to aid in snowpack representation and snowmelt prediction when combined with a distributed hydrological model, though they still have clear limitations in remote boreal forest and tundra environments.