Articles | Volume 26, issue 8
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 1925–1936, 2022

Special issue: Analysis of atmospheric water vapour observations and their...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 1925–1936, 2022
Research article
19 Apr 2022
Research article | 19 Apr 2022

Recent decrease in summer precipitation over the Iberian Peninsula closely links to reduction in local moisture recycling

Yubo Liu et al.

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Our findings indicate that the reduction in contribution to the Iberian Peninsula (IP) summer precipitation is mainly concentrated in the IP and its neighboring grids. Compared with 1980–1997, both local recycling and external moisture were reduced during 1998–2019. The reduction in local recycling in the IP closely links to the disappearance of the wet years and the decreasing contribution in the dry years.