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


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (04 Sep 2020) by Zhenghui Xie
AR by David Garcia-Garcia on behalf of the Authors (04 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Sep 2020) by Zhenghui Xie
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (04 Oct 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (08 Oct 2020)
ED: Publish as is (10 Oct 2020) by Zhenghui Xie
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.
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