Articles | Volume 26, issue 4
Research article
24 Feb 2022
Research article |  | 24 Feb 2022

The importance of vegetation in understanding terrestrial water storage variations

Tina Trautmann, Sujan Koirala, Nuno Carvalhais, Andreas Güntner, and Martin Jung

Data sets

Datasets for Trautmann et al. 2021 (Version 1) T. Trautmann

Model code and software

VEGPaper_2021 Tina Trautmann

Short summary
We assess the effect of how vegetation is defined in a global hydrological model on the composition of total water storage (TWS). We compare two experiments, one with globally uniform and one with vegetation parameters that vary in space and time. While both experiments are constrained against observational data, we found a drastic change in the partitioning of TWS, highlighting the important role of the interaction between groundwater–soil moisture–vegetation in understanding TWS variations.