Articles | Volume 25, issue 1
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 121–146, 2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 121–146, 2021

Research article 07 Jan 2021

Research article | 07 Jan 2021

Intercomparison of freshwater fluxes over ocean and investigations into water budget closure

Marloes Gutenstein et al.

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The net exchange of water between the surface and atmosphere is mainly determined by the freshwater flux: the difference between evaporation (E) and precipitation (P), or E−P. Although there is consensus among modelers that with a warming climate E−P will increase, evidence from satellite data is still not conclusive, mainly due to sensor calibration issues. We here investigate the degree of correspondence among six recent satellite-based climate data records and ERA5 reanalysis E−P data.