Book Volume 46 2014

The Earth's Hydrological Cycle

ISBN: 978-94-017-8788-8 (Print) 978-94-017-8789-5 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-VI

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    Pages 485-488

    Foreword: International Space Science Institute (ISSI) Workshop on the Earth’s Hydrological Cycle

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    Pages 491-513

    Review of Understanding of Earth’s Hydrological Cycle: Observations, Theory and Modelling

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    Pages 515-532

    Challenges and Opportunities in Water Cycle Research: WCRP Contributions

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    Pages 533-552

    Physically Consistent Responses of the Global Atmospheric Hydrological Cycle in Models and Observations

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    Pages 553-575

    Quantifying and Reducing Uncertainty in the Large-Scale Response of the Water Cycle

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    Pages 577-606

    Connecting Satellite Observations with Water Cycle Variables Through Land Data Assimilation: Examples Using the NASA GEOS-5 LDAS

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    Pages 607-621

    Initialisation of Land Surface Variables for Numerical Weather Prediction

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    Pages 623-660

    Closing the Gaps in Our Knowledge of the Hydrological Cycle over Land: Conceptual Problems

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    Pages 661-679

    Toward Improved Estimation of the Dynamic Topography and Ocean Circulation in the High Latitude and Arctic Ocean: The Importance of GOCE

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    Pages 681-722

    Sea Surface Salinity Observations from Space with the SMOS Satellite: A New Means to Monitor the Marine Branch of the Water Cycle

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    Pages 723-738

    Role of Ocean in the Variability of Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall

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    Pages 739-764

    Perspectives in Modelling Climate–Hydrology Interactions

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    Pages 765-783

    Downscaling Satellite Precipitation with Emphasis on Extremes: A Variational ℓ1-Norm Regularization in the Derivative Domain

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    Pages 785-812

    Global Snow Mass Measurements and the Effect of Stratigraphic Detail on Inversion of Microwave Brightness Temperatures

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    Pages 813-837

    Glaciers in the Earth’s Hydrological Cycle: Assessments of Glacier Mass and Runoff Changes on Global and Regional Scales

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    Pages 839-852

    Observing Global Surface Water Flood Dynamics

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    Pages 853-877

    Arctic Climate and Water Change: Model and Observation Relevance for Assessment and Adaptation

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    Pages 879-895

    Irrigation Effects on Hydro-Climatic Change: Basin-Wise Water Balance-Constrained Quantification and Cross-Regional Comparison