Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 915–937, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-9-915-2018

Special issue: The 8th EGU Leonardo Conference: From evaporation to precipitation:...

Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 915–937, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-9-915-2018

Research article 29 Jun 2018

Research article | 29 Jun 2018

Recent changes of relative humidity: regional connections with land and ocean processes

Sergio M. Vicente-Serrano et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (05 Nov 2017) by Axel Kleidon
AR by Sergio Martín Vicente Serrano on behalf of the Authors (08 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Nov 2017) by Axel Kleidon
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (09 Nov 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (28 Nov 2017)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (29 Jan 2018) by Axel Kleidon
AR by Sergio Martín Vicente Serrano on behalf of the Authors (06 Mar 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (23 Mar 2018) by Axel Kleidon
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (27 Mar 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (27 Apr 2018) by Axel Kleidon
AR by Sergio Martín Vicente Serrano on behalf of the Authors (10 May 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 May 2018) by Axel Kleidon
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (26 May 2018)
ED: Publish as is (18 Jun 2018) by Axel Kleidon
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We analyzed changes in surface relative humidity (RH) at the global scale from 1979 to 2014 and compared the variability and trends in RH with those in land evapotranspiration and ocean evaporation in moisture source areas across a range of selected regions worldwide. Our results stress that the different hypotheses that may explain the decrease in RH under a global warming scenario could act together to explain recent RH trends.
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