Articles | Volume 7, issue 3
Earth Syst. Dynam., 7, 611–625, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-7-611-2016
Earth Syst. Dynam., 7, 611–625, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-7-611-2016

Research article 25 Jul 2016

Research article | 25 Jul 2016

Soil-frost-enabled soil-moisture–precipitation feedback over northern high latitudes

Stefan Hagemann et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (27 May 2016) by Christoph Heinze
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Jul 2016) by Christoph Heinze
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The present study analyses how cold-region physical soil processes, especially freezing of soil water, impact large-scale hydrology and climate over Northern Hemisphere high-latitude land areas. For this analysis, an atmosphere–land global climate model was used. It is shown that including these processes in the model leads to improved discharge in spring and a positive land–atmosphere feedback to precipitation over the high latitudes that has previously not been noted for the high latitudes.
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