Global root zone storage capacity (Sr,cru-merged) developed from satellite-based evaporation.
Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm
Earth science services > Models > Hydrologic and terrestrial water cycle models
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).
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).