Articles | Volume 24, issue 11
Research article
16 Nov 2020
Research article |  | 16 Nov 2020

Suitability of 17 gridded rainfall and temperature datasets for large-scale hydrological modelling in West Africa

Moctar Dembélé, Bettina Schaefli, Nick van de Giesen, and Grégoire Mariéthoz

Data sets

Database (1/5) for manuscript 'Suitability of 17 rainfall and temperature gridded datasets for large-scale hydrological modelling in West Africa' M. Dembélé

Short summary
This study evaluates 102 combinations of rainfall and temperature datasets from satellite and reanalysis sources as input to a fully distributed hydrological model. The model is recalibrated for each input dataset, and the outputs are evaluated with streamflow, evaporation, soil moisture and terrestrial water storage data. Results show that no single rainfall or temperature dataset consistently ranks first in reproducing the spatio-temporal variability of all hydrological processes.