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Analysis of the atmospheric water budget for elucidating the spatial scale of precipitation changes under climate change

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Global mean precipitation changes due to climate change were previously shown to be relatively small and well constrained by the energy budget. However, local precipitation changes can be much more significant. In this paper we propose that for large enough scales, for which the water budget is closed (precipitation [P] roughly equals evaporation [E]), changes in P approach the small global mean value. However, for smaller scales, for which P and E are not necessarily equal and convergence of...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1029/2019GL084173

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Physics
Subgroup:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Subgroup:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Oxford college:
Oriel College
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Depositor, Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Physics
Subgroup:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union Publisher's website
Journal:
Geophysical Research Letters Journal website
Volume:
46
Issue:
17-18
Pages:
10504-10511
Publication date:
2019-08-26
Acceptance date:
2019-08-22
DOI:
EISSN:
1944-8007
ISSN:
0094-8276
Pubs id:
pubs:1046813
UUID:
uuid:a6ddb169-9ba4-49b7-82a4-24badf656c43
Source identifiers:
1046813
Local pid:
pubs:1046813

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