Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Research article
19 Mar 2019
Research article |  | 19 Mar 2019

Potential of global land water recycling to mitigate local temperature extremes

Mathias Hauser, Wim Thiery, and Sonia Isabelle Seneviratne


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (05 Feb 2019) by Axel Kleidon
AR by Mathias Hauser on behalf of the Authors (05 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Feb 2019) by Axel Kleidon
Short summary
We develop a method to keep the amount of water in the soil at the present-day level, using only local water sources in a global climate model. This leads to less drying over many land areas, but also decreases river runoff. We find that temperature extremes in the 21st century decrease substantially using our method. This provides a new perspective on how land water can influence regional climate and introduces land water management as potential tool for local mitigation of climate change.
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