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Global review and synthesis of trends in observed terrestrial near-surface wind speeds: Implications for evaporation

McVicar, Tim R; Roderick, Michael; Donohue, Randall J.; Li , Ling Tao; Van Niel, Thomas G.; Thomas, Axel; Grieser, Jürgen; Jhajharia, Deepak; Himri, Youcef; Mahowald, Natalie M; Mescherskaya, Anna V; Kruger, Andries C.


In a globally warming climate, observed rates of atmospheric evaporative demand have declined over recent decades. Several recent studies have shown that declining rates of evaporative demand are primarily governed by trends in the aerodynamic component (primarily being the combination of the effects of wind speed (u) and atmospheric humidity) and secondarily by changes in the radiative component. A number of these studies also show that declining rates of observed near-surface u (termed...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Hydrology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.10.024


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