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Tuinenburg, O. A. (author), van der Ent, R.J. (author)
Recent studies determined the residence time of moisture in the atmosphere to be 8–10 days but with large spatial and temporal differences. An unexplained daily cycle in the probability density function (PDF) of the residence time of land evaporation was observed, which was not present for oceanic evaporation. Moreover, the PDF of atmospheric...
journal article 2019
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Zhang, Chi (author), Tang, Qiuhong (author), Chen, Deliang (author), van der Ent, R.J. (author), Liu, Xingcai (author), Li, Wenhong (author), Haile, Gebremedhin Gebremeskel (author)
Precipitation on the Tibetan Plateau (TP) showed different spatial changes during 1979-2016, with an increasing trend over the northern Tibetan Plateau (NTP) and a slightly negative trend over the southern Tibetan Plateau (STP). The changes in precipitation moisture sources over the NTP and STP are investigated using the improved Water...
journal article 2019
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Wang-Erlandsson, L. (author), Fetzer, Ingo (author), Keys, Patrick W. (author), van der Ent, R.J. (author), Savenije, Hubert (author), Gordon, Line J. (author)
The effects of land-use change on river flows have usually been explained by changes within a river basin. However, land-atmosphere feedback such as moisture recycling can link local land-use change to modifications of remote precipitation, with further knock-on effects on distant river flows. Here, we look at river flow changes caused by...
journal article 2018
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Hoes, O.A.C. (author), Meijer, LJJ (author), van der Ent, R.J. (author), van de Giesen, N.C. (author)
Population growth, increasing energy demand and the depletion of fossil fuel reserves necessitate a search for sustainable alternatives for electricity generation. Hydropower could replace a large part of the contribution of gas and oil to the present energy mix. However, previous high-resolution estimates of hydropower potential have been local...
journal article 2017
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Duerinck, H.M. (author), van der Ent, R.J. (author), van de Giesen, N.C. (author), Schoups, G.H.W. (author), Babovic, V (author), Yeh, P.J.F. (author)
The lack of understanding on the soil moisture–precipitation feedback mechanisms remains a large source of uncertainty for land–atmosphere coupled models. Previous observation-based studies on the soil moisture–precipitation feedback in Illinois have shown contradictory results. This paper extends earlier research by providing a more holistic...
journal article 2016
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Zemp, D.C. (author), Schleussner, C.F. (author), Barbosa, H.M.J. (author), Van der Ent, R.J. (author), Donges, J.F. (author), Heinke, J. (author), Sampaio, G. (author), Rammig, A. (author)
Continental moisture recycling is a crucial process of the South American climate system. In particular, evapotranspiration from the Amazon basin contributes substantially to precipitation regionally as well as over other remote regions such as the La Plata basin. Here we present an in-depth analysis of South American moisture recycling...
journal article 2014
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Barnes, E.A. (author), Keys, P.W. (author), van der Ent, R.J. (author), Gordon, L.J. (author)
Recent research has revealed that upwind land-use changes can significantly influence downwind precipitation. The precipitationshed (the upwind ocean and land surface that contributes evaporation to a specific location’s precipitation) may provide a boundary for coordination and governance of these upwind–downwind water linkages. We aim to...
journal article 2014
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Hoes, O.A.C. (author), Meijer, L.J.J. (author), Sarfianto, D.R. (author), Van der Ent, R.J. (author)
Population growth, increasing energy demand and depleting fossil fuel resei-ves put a pressure on conventional methods of electricity generation. Hydropower is an alternative energy source that is known to have a large capacity potential. However, previous estimations of the potential capacity have been inconsistent and incomplete. In this study...
conference paper 2014
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Van der Ent, R.J. (author)
Where does precipitation come from? It is not easy to answer this question because of the complex and energy-intensive processes that bring moisture to a certain location and cause moisture to precipitate highly heterogeneously in space and variable over time. Part of the precipitation comes from so-called “moisture recycling”, which is moisture...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Van der Ent, R.J. (author), Tuinenburg, O.A. (author), Knoche, H.R. (author), Kunstmann, H. (author), Savenije, H.H.G. (author)
This paper compares state-of-the-art atmospheric moisture tracking models. Such models are typically used to study the water component of coupled land and atmosphere models, in particular quantifying moisture recycling and the source-sink relations between evaporation and precipitation. There are several atmospheric moisture tracking methods in...
journal article 2013
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Van der Ent, R.J. (author), Savenije, H.H.G. (author)
Identifying the sources of continental precipitation has received increasing attention in recent years. With the use of various numerical methods, sources of precipitation have been identified from local to global scales. In this paper we identify the oceanic sources based on an atmospheric backtracking analysis of continental precipitation. We...
journal article 2013
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Van der Ent, R.J. (author), Tuinenburg, O.A. (author), Knoche, H.R. (author), Kunstmann, H. (author), Savenije, H.H.G. (author)
This paper compares three state-of-the-art atmospheric moisture tracking models. Such models are typically used to study the water component of coupled land and atmosphere models, in particular quantifying moisture recycling and the source-sink relations between evaporation and precipitation. However, there are several atmospheric moisture...
journal article 2013
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Schaefli, B. (author), Van der Ent, R.J. (author), Woods, R. (author), Savenije, H.H.G. (author)
Soil-atmosphere feedback is a key for understanding the hydrological cycle and the direction of potential system changes. This paper presents an analytical framework to study the interplay between soil and atmospheric moisture, using as input only the boundary conditions at the upstream end of trajectory, assuming advective moisture transport...
journal article 2012
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Keys, P.W. (author), Van der Ent, R.J. (author), Gordon, L.J. (author), Hoff, H. (author), Nikoli, R. (author), Savenije, H.H.G. (author)
It is well known that rivers connect upstream and downstream ecosystems within watersheds. Here we describe the concept of precipitationsheds to show how upwind terrestrial evaporation source areas contribute moisture for precipitation to downwind sink regions. We illustrate the importance of upwind land cover in precipitationsheds to sustain...
journal article 2012
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Van der Ent, R.J. (author), Savenije, H.H.G. (author)
It is difficult to quantify the degree to which terrestrial evaporation supports the occurrence of precipitation within a certain study region (i.e. regional moisture recycling) due to the scale- and shape-dependence of regional moisture recycling ratios. In this paper we present a novel approach to quantify the spatial and temporal scale of...
journal article 2011
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Van der Ent, R.J. (author), Savenije, H.H.G. (author), Schaefli, B. (author), Steele-Dunne, S.C. (author)
There has been a long debate on the extent to which precipitation relies on terrestrial evaporation (moisture recycling). In the past, most research focused on moisture recycling within a certain region only. This study makes use of new definitions of moisture recycling to study the complete process of continental moisture feedback. Global maps...
journal article 2010
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