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https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-957-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-957-2021
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24 Feb 2021
Research article |  | 24 Feb 2021

Learning from satellite observations: increased understanding of catchment processes through stepwise model improvement

Petra Hulsman, Hubert H. G. Savenije, and Markus Hrachowitz

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Satellite observations have increasingly been used for model calibration, while model structural developments largely rely on discharge data. For large river basins, this often results in poor representations of system internal processes. This study explores the combined use of satellite-based evaporation and total water storage data for model structural improvement and spatial–temporal model calibration for a large, semi-arid and data-scarce river system.