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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1415–1427, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1415-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1415–1427, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1415-2020

Research article 27 Mar 2020

Research article | 27 Mar 2020

Global partitioning of runoff generation mechanisms using remote sensing data

Joseph T. D. Lucey et al.

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This work relates total water storage (TWS) and rainfall to surface water inundation (SWI) using NASA satellite data. We determine whether TWS and/or rainfall control global SWI developments. Regression methods and cross-correlations were used to relate the measurements and correct for time differences among peaks. Results show TWS and rainfall control most global SWI developments. To our knowledge, this is the first global study on SWI controls and validates previous findings.