Critical discussion on the "observed" water balances of five sub-basins in the Everest region

Pierre Chevallier1, Judith Eeckman2, Santosh Nepal3, François Delclaux1, Patrick Wagnon4, Fanny Brun5 and Devesh Koirala6, (1)IRD Institute for Research and Development, Laboratoire HydroSciences, Montpellier, France, (2)CNRS, Laboratoire HydroSciences, Montpellier, France, (3)ICIMOD, Associate Coordinator - Koshi Basin Initiative; Water and Air, Kathmandu, Nepal, (4)IRD Institute for Research and Development, Institut des Géosciences de l'Environnement, Grenoble, France, (5)Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, Institut des Géosciences de l'Environnement, Grenoble, France, (6)Nepalese Academy of Sciences and Technology, Kathmandu, Nepal