Articles | Volume 26, issue 17
Technical note
14 Sep 2022
Technical note |  | 14 Sep 2022

Technical note: Do different projections matter for the Budyko framework?

Remko C. Nijzink and Stanislaus J. Schymanski

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Most catchments plot close to the empirical Budyko curve, which allows for the estimation of the long-term mean annual evaporation and runoff. The Budyko curve can be defined as a function of a wetness index or a dryness index. We found that differences can occur and that there is an uncertainty due to the different formulations.