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Spatial distribution of water supply in the Coterminous United States

Brown, Thomas C; Hobbins, Michael; Ramirez, Jorge A


Available water supply across the contiguous 48 states was estimated as precipitation minus evapotranspiration using data for the period 1953-1994. Precipitation estimates were taken from the Parameter-Elevation Regressions on Independent Slopes Model (PRISM). Evapotranspiration was estimated using two models, the Advection-Aridity model and the Zhang model. The evapotranspiration models were calibrated using precipitation and runoff data for 655 hydrologically undisturbed basins, and then...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of The American Water Resources Association
DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2008.00252.x


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