Articles | Volume 22, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4815–4842, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-4815-2018

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

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4815–4842, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-4815-2018

Research article 18 Sep 2018

Research article | 18 Sep 2018

Toward continental hydrologic–hydrodynamic modeling in South America

Vinícius A. Siqueira et al.

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Providing reliable estimates of water fluxes at the continental scale is challenging. We extended a regional hydrological model to the entirety of South America and assessed its performance using multiple observations. After a comparison with global models, we show the extent to which estimates of daily river discharge can be improved, even by using global forcing data. Issues of global-/continental-scale modeling and future directions for simulating discharge in this continent are discussed.