Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Research article
07 Dec 2020
Research article |  | 07 Dec 2020

Water transport among the world ocean basins within the water cycle

David García-García, Isabel Vigo, and Mario Trottini

Data sets

Operational global reanalysis: progress, future directions and synergies with NWP, ERA Report Series 27 H. Hersbach, P. de Rosnay, B. Bell, D. Schepers, A. Simmons, C. Soci, S. Abdalla, M. Alonso-Balmaseda, G. Balsamo, P. Bechtold, P. Berrisford, J.-R. Bidlot, E. de Boisséson, M. Bonavita, P. Browne, R. Buizza, P. Dahlgren, D. Dee, D., R. Dragani, M. Diamantakis, J. Flemming, R. Forbes, A. J. Geer, J., T. Haiden, E. Hólm, L. Haimberger, R. Hogan, A. Horányi, M. Janiskova, P. Laloyaux, P. Lopez, J. Munoz-Sabater, C. Peubey, R. Radu, D. Richardson, J.-N. Thépaut, F. Vitart, X. Yang, E. Zsótér, E., and H. Zuo

GPCC Full Data Reanalysis Ver55 sion 6.0 at 1.0°: Monthly Land-Surface Precipitation from Rain-Gauges built on GTS-based and Historic Data U. Schneider, A. Becker, P. Finger, A. Meyer-Christoffer, A., B. Rudolf, and M. Ziese\_GPCC/FD\_M\_V6_100

Terrestrial Air Temperature and Precipitation: Monthly and Annual Time Series (1950-1999) C. J. Willmott and K. Matsuura ts2.html

NASA/GSFC/HSL (2016), GLDAS Noah Land Surface Model L4 monthly 1.0 × 1.0 55 degree V2.1, H. Beaudoing and M. Rodell

CSR GRACE RL06 Mascon Solutions H. Save

JPL GRACE and GRACE-FO Mascon Ocean, Ice, and Hydrology Equivalent Water Height Coastal Resolution Improvement (CRI) Filtered Release 06 Version 02 D. N. Wiese, D.-N. Yuan, C. Boening, F. W. Landerer, and M. M. Watkins

Short summary
The global water cycle involves water-mass transport on land, in the atmosphere, in the ocean, and among them. The GRACE mission has allowed for the quantification of water-mass variations. It was a revolution in the understanding of Earth dynamics. Here, we develop and apply a novel method, based on GRACE data and atmospheric models, that allows systematic estimation of water-mass exchange among ocean basins. This is valuable for understanding the role of the ocean within the water cycle.
Final-revised paper