Articles | Volume 24, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1131–1143, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1131-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1131–1143, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1131-2020

Research article 11 Mar 2020

Research article | 11 Mar 2020

Response of global evaporation to major climate modes in historical and future Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 simulations

Thanh Le and Deg-Hyo Bae

Data sets

CMIP5 (Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5) The Earth System Grid Federation https://esgf-data.dkrz.de/search/cmip5-dkrz/

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Short summary
Here we investigate the response of global evaporation to main climate modes, including the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Our results indicate that ENSO is an important driver of evaporation for many regions, while the impacts of NAO and IOD are substantial. This study allows us to obtain insight about the predictability of evaporation and, hence, may help to improve the early-warning systems of climate extremes.