The critical role of the routing scheme in simulating peak river discharge in global hydrological models

Fang Zhao1, Ted Veldkamp2, Katja Frieler1, Jacob Schewe3, Sebastian Ostberg1, Sven Norman Willner1, Bernhard Schauberger1, Simon Gosling4, Hannes Mueller Schmied5, Felix T. Portmann6, Guoyong Leng7, Maoyi Huang7, Xingcai Liu8, Qiuhong Tang9, Naota Hanasaki10, Hester Biemans11, Dieter Gerten1, Yusuke Satoh12, Yadu N Pokhrel13, Tobias Stacke14, Philippe Ciais15, Jinfeng Chang16, Agnes Ducharne17, Matthieu Guimberteau18, Yoshihide Wada12, Hyungjun Kim19 and Dai Yamazaki20, (1)Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany, (2)Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Institute for Environmental Studies, Amsterdam, Netherlands, (3)PIK, Potsdam, Germany, (4)University of Nottingham, School of Geography, Nottingham, United Kingdom, (5)Univ Franfurt/Main, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, (6)Goethe-University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, (7)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (8)IGSNRR Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing, China, (9)Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (10)National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Center for Global Environmental Research, Tsukuba, Japan, (11)Wageningen University and Research Center, Bilthoven, Netherlands, (12)IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria, (13)Michigan State University, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, East Lansing, MI, United States, (14)Max Planck Institute, Hamburg, Germany, (15)LSCE Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Gif-Sur-Yvette, France, (16)Université Pierre et Marie Curie, LOCEAN / IPSL, Paris, France, (17)Laboratoire Sisyphe/IPSL, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, (18)Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, Laboratoire d'Océanographie et du Climat: expérimentations et approches numériques (LOCEAN), Paris, France, (19)The University of Tokyo, Institute of Industrial Science, Tokyo, Japan, (20)The University of Tokyo, Institute of Industrial Sciences, Tokyo, Japan