Articles | Volume 25, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 1069–1095, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-1069-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 1069–1095, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-1069-2021

Research article 02 Mar 2021

Research article | 02 Mar 2021

Behind the scenes of streamflow model performance

Laurène J. E. Bouaziz et al.

Data sets

Data underlying the research of: Behind the scenes of streamflow model performance L. Bouaziz, F. Fenicia, G. Thirel, T. de Boer-Euser, J. Buitink, C. Brauer, J. De~Niel, B. Dewals, G. Drogue, B. Grelier, L. Melsen, S. Moustakas, J. Nossent, F. Pereira, E. Sprokkereef, J. Stam, A. Weerts, P. Willems, H. Savenije, and M. Hrachowitz https://doi.org/10.4121/13221038.v1

Hourly data of the weather in the Netherlands Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute http://www.knmi.nl/nederland-nu/klimatologie/uurgegevens

MOD10A1/MODIS/Terra Snow Cover Daily L3 Global 500m SIN Grid, Version 6 D. K. Hall and G. A. Riggs https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD10A1.006

MYD10A1 MODIS/Aqua Snow Cover Daily L3 Global 500m SIN Grid, Version 6 D. K. Hall and G. A. Riggs https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MYD10A1.006

Soil Water Index Copernicus Global Land Service https://land.copernicus.eu/global/products/swi

MOD13A1 MODIS/Terra Vegetation Indices 16-Day L3 Global 500m SIN Grid V006 [NDVI] K. Didan https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD13A1.006

MYD13A1 MODIS/Aqua Vegetation Indices 16-day L3 Global 500m SIN Grid V006 [NDVI] K. Didan https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MYD13A1.006

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We quantify the differences in internal states and fluxes of 12 process-based models with similar streamflow performance and assess their plausibility using remotely sensed estimates of evaporation, snow cover, soil moisture and total storage anomalies. The dissimilarities in internal process representation imply that these models cannot all simultaneously be close to reality. Therefore, we invite modelers to evaluate their models using multiple variables and to rely on multi-model studies.