Articles | Volume 22, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3275–3294, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3275-2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 3275–3294, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-3275-2018

Research article 13 Jun 2018

Research article | 13 Jun 2018

Regional co-variability of spatial and temporal soil moisture–precipitation coupling in North Africa: an observational perspective

Irina Y. Petrova et al.

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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (20 Dec 2017) by Pierre Gentine
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (26 Apr 2018) by Pierre Gentine
AR by Irina Petrova on behalf of the Authors (06 May 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (07 May 2018) by Pierre Gentine
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In North Africa rain storms can be as vital as they are devastating. The present study uses multi-year satellite data to better understand how and where soil moisture conditions affect development of rainfall in the area. Our results reveal two major regions in the southwest and southeast, where drier soils show higher potential to cause rainfall development. This knowledge is essential for the hydrological sector, and can be further used by models to improve prediction of rainfall and droughts.