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Role of soil moisture in maintaining droughts
Author and Affiliation:
Sud, Y. C.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Smith, W. E.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Abstract: The influence of soil moisture on the persistence of an ongoing drought was investigated. The case study of drought of the summer of 1980 was selected. The difference in the simulation of two identical twin runs: one with the climatological normal soil moisture and the other with anomalous soil moisture for drought conditions, were examined on the mean monthly circulation. It is found that a reduction in soil moisture did produce a corresponding reduction in precipitation. The pattern of the rainfall anomaly however, was not identical to the soil moisture (evapotranspiration) anomaly but had a good resemblance with observations.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1984
Document ID:
19840014042
(Acquired Nov 13, 1995)
Accession Number: 84N22110
Subject Category: METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Document Type: Technical Report
Publication Information: Res. Rev., 1983; p 335-340
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 6p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: DROUGHT; MOISTURE; PRECIPITATION (METEOROLOGY); SEASONS; SOILS; WATER; ANNUAL VARIATIONS; ANOMALIES; CLIMATOLOGY; EVAPOTRANSPIRATION; RAINMAKING; WATER MANAGEMENT
Imprint And Other Notes: In its Res. Rev., 1983 p 335-340 (SEE N84-22049 12-47)
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