Articles | Volume 24, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 5379–5406, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-5379-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 5379–5406, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-5379-2020

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 et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (05 Aug 2020) by Albrecht Weerts
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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Aug 2020) by Albrecht Weerts
RR by Nadav Peleg (23 Aug 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 Oct 2020) by Albrecht Weerts
AR by Moctar Dembélé on behalf of the Authors (08 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (09 Oct 2020) by Albrecht Weerts
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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.