Articles | Volume 27, issue 14
Research article
26 Jul 2023
Research article |  | 26 Jul 2023

Investigating the response of land–atmosphere interactions and feedbacks to spatial representation of irrigation in a coupled modeling framework

Patricia Lawston-Parker, Joseph A. Santanello Jr., and Nathaniel W. Chaney

Data sets

EMESH Surface Station Observations U. Nair, C. Phillips, and A. Kaulfus

NCAR/EOL ISS Radiosonde Data - ISS2 Rogers Farm Site UCAR/NCAR

NCAR/EOL Quality Controlled Radiosonde Data - ISS3 York Site UCAR/NCAR

Model code and software

Land information system: An interoperable framework for high resolution land surface modeling ( S. V. Kumar, C. D. Peters-Lidard, Y. Tian, P. R. Houser, J. Geiger, S. Olden, L. Lighty, J. L. Eastman, B. Doty, P. Dirmeyer, J. Adams, K. Mitchell, E. F. Wood, and J. Sheffield

Short summary
Irrigation has been shown to impact weather and climate, but it has only recently been considered in prediction models. Prescribing where (globally) irrigation takes place is important to accurately simulate its impacts on temperature, humidity, and precipitation. Here, we evaluated three different irrigation maps in a weather model and found that the extent and intensity of irrigated areas and their boundaries are important drivers of weather impacts resulting from human practices.