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Rind 1988

Rind, D., 1988: The doubled CO2 climate and the sensitivity of the modeled hydrologic cycle. J. Geophys. Res., 93, 5385-5412, doi:10.1029/JD093iD05p05385.

Four doubled CO2 experiments with the GISS general circulation model are compared to investigate the consistency of changes in water availability over the United States. The experiments compare the influence of model sensitivity, model resolution, and the sea surface temperature gradient. The results show that the general mid-latitude drying over land is dependent upon the degree of mid-latitude eddy energy decrease, and thus the degree of high-latitude temperature change amplification. There is a general tendency in the experiments for the northern and western United States to become wetter, while the southern and eastern portions dry. However, there is much variability from run to run, with different regions showing different degrees of sensitivity to the parameters tested. The results for the western United States depend most on model resolution; those for the central United States on the sea surface temperature gradient and the degree of the mid-latitude ocean warming; and those for the eastern United States on model sensitivity. The changes in particular seasons depend on changes in other seasons, and will therefore be sensitive to the realism of the ground hydrology parameterization.

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@article{ri03400p,
  author={Rind, D.},
  title={The doubled CO2 climate and the sensitivity of the modeled hydrologic cycle},
  year={1988},
  journal={J. Geophys. Res.},
  volume={93},
  pages={5385--5412},
  doi={10.1029/JD093iD05p05385},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - ri03400p
AU  - Rind, D.
PY  - 1988
TI  - The doubled CO2 climate and the sensitivity of the modeled hydrologic cycle
JA  - J. Geophys. Res.
VL  - 93
SP  - 5385
EP  - 5412
DO  - 10.1029/JD093iD05p05385
ER  -

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