Articles | Volume 26, issue 1
Research article
04 Jan 2022
Research article |  | 04 Jan 2022

How well are we able to close the water budget at the global scale?

Fanny Lehmann, Bramha Dutt Vishwakarma, and Jonathan Bamber


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-279', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Fanny Lehmann, 09 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-279', Christof Lorenz, 04 Aug 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Fanny Lehmann, 09 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (14 Sep 2021) by Xing Yuan
AR by Fanny Lehmann on behalf of the Authors (12 Oct 2021)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Oct 2021) by Xing Yuan
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (20 Oct 2021)
RR by Christof Lorenz (19 Nov 2021)
ED: Publish as is (20 Nov 2021) by Xing Yuan
Short summary
Many data sources are available to evaluate components of the water cycle (precipitation, evapotranspiration, runoff, and terrestrial water storage). Despite this variety, it remains unclear how different combinations of datasets satisfy the conservation of mass. We conducted the most comprehensive analysis of water budget closure on a global scale to date. Our results can serve as a basis to select appropriate datasets for regional hydrological studies.