Articles | Volume 23, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 191–206, 2019
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 191–206, 2019

Research article 15 Jan 2019

Research article | 15 Jan 2019

Impact of climate model resolution on soil moisture projections in central-western Europe

Eveline C. van der Linden et al.

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This paper provides a process-based assessment of the impact of spatial model resolution on future projections of European soil moisture changes. In central-western Europe, simulated future drying is more severe and starts earlier in the season at higher global resolution compared to conventional resolution simulations. The enhanced drying suggests that future projections of central-western European drying by conventional resolution global climate models have been potentially underestimated.