Global root zone storage capacity from satellite-based evaporation

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Global root zone storage capacity (Sr,cru-merged) developed from satellite-based evaporation.

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Contact information

Email Address
lan.wang@su.se
Postal address

Lan Wang-Erlandsson
Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm
Sweden

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GCMD Science keywords

Earth science services > Models > Hydrologic and terrestrial water cycle models

GCMD Location

Continent

Status

Completed

Data Set Language

English

Project

Funding was obtained from the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) and the Swedish Research Council Formas (Forskningsrådet Formas). The global evaporation data sets were made available by the USGS FEWS NET (part of the USGS EROS Centre) (SSEBop model) and the CSIRO (CMRSET model).

Description

Gridded root zone storage capacity data at 0.5 degree resolution stored in ASCII format. Readme file provided. Root zone storage capacity was derived using two data combinations: (1) CRU precipitation and SSEBop and MODIS evaporation 2003-2013 (spatial coverage: 80N-56S), and (2) CHIRPS precipitation and CMRSET, SSEBop and MODIS evaporation 2003-2012 (spatial coverage: 50N-50S). Maximum storage deficit over the time series coverage is provided along normalized root zone storage capacity data for 2, 5, 10, 20 , 30, 40, and 60 years of drought return period using the Gumbel extreme value distribution. The appropriate use of the data is described in the published paper by Wang-Erlandsson et al. (2016).

Publisher

Copernicus Publications

Dataset Version

1.0

Use Limitations

None

Access Constraints

Free

Published

2016-11-24 18:38:52