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Land surface water cycles observed with satellite sensors.

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dc.contributor.author Nghiem, Son V.
dc.contributor.author Njoku, E. G.
dc.contributor.author Brakenridge, G. R.
dc.contributor.author Kim, Y.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-04-12T18:19:46Z
dc.date.available 2006-04-12T18:19:46Z
dc.date.issued 2005-01-11
dc.identifier.citation 19th Conference on Hydrology and 16th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, San Diego, California, January 11-15, 2005. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 04-3547
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39095
dc.description.abstract Acceleration of the global water cycle may lead to increased global precipitation, faster evaporation and a consequent exacerbation of hydrologic extreme. In the U.S. national assessment of the potential consequences of climate variability and change, two GCMs (CGCM1 and HadCM2) show a large increase in precipitation in the future over the southwestern U.S. particularly during winter (Felzer and Heard, 1999). Increased precipitation potentially has important impacts on agricultural and water use in the southeast U.S. (Hatch et al., 1999) and in the central Great Plains (Nielsen, 1997). A hurricane model predicts a 40% precipitation increase for severe hurricanes affecting southeastern Florida, which provokes substantially greater flooding that could negate most of the benefits of present water-management practices in this basin (Gutowski et al., 1994). Thus, it is important to observe the hydroclimate on a continuous longterm basis to address the question of increased precipitation in the enhanced water cycle. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 1709373 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005 en
dc.subject water cycle en
dc.subject floods en
dc.subject droughts en
dc.subject QuikScat en
dc.subject Moderate Resolution en
dc.subject Advanced Microwave (AMSR) en
dc.title Land surface water cycles observed with satellite sensors. en
dc.type Preprint en


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