Articles | Volume 20, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4837–4856, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-4837-2016
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4837–4856, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-4837-2016

Research article 09 Dec 2016

Research article | 09 Dec 2016

Evaluating the strength of the land–atmosphere moisture feedback in Earth system models using satellite observations

Paul A. Levine et al.

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We demonstrate a new approach to assess the strength of feedbacks resulting from land–atmosphere coupling on decadal timescales. Our approach was tailored to enable evaluation of Earth system models (ESMs) using data from Earth observation satellites that measure terrestrial water storage anomalies and relevant atmospheric variables. Our results are consistent with previous work demonstrating that ESMs may be overestimating the strength of land surface feedbacks compared with observations.