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https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-5627-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-5627-2022
Research article
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10 Nov 2022
Research article |  | 10 Nov 2022

On the value of satellite remote sensing to reduce uncertainties of regional simulations of the Colorado River

Mu Xiao, Giuseppe Mascaro, Zhaocheng Wang, Kristen M. Whitney, and Enrique R. Vivoni

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As the major water resource in the southwestern United States, the Colorado River is experiencing decreases in naturalized streamflow and is predicted to face severe challenges under future climate scenarios. Here, we demonstrate the value of Earth observing satellites to improve and build confidence in the spatiotemporal simulations from regional hydrologic models for assessing the sensitivity of the Colorado River to climate change and supporting regional water managers.