Articles | Volume 27, issue 24
Research article
20 Dec 2023
Research article |  | 20 Dec 2023

Global dryland aridity changes indicated by atmospheric, hydrological, and vegetation observations at meteorological stations

Haiyang Shi, Geping Luo, Olaf Hellwich, Xiufeng He, Alishir Kurban, Philippe De Maeyer, and Tim Van de Voorde


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1187', Anonymous Referee #1, 16 Aug 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Haiyang Shi, 18 Oct 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1187', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Oct 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Haiyang Shi, 18 Oct 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (19 Oct 2023) by Hongkai Gao
AR by Haiyang Shi on behalf of the Authors (21 Oct 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Oct 2023) by Hongkai Gao
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (31 Oct 2023)
RR by Wenbin Liu (10 Nov 2023)
ED: Publish as is (13 Nov 2023) by Hongkai Gao
AR by Haiyang Shi on behalf of the Authors (13 Nov 2023)
Short summary
Using evidence from meteorological stations, this study assessed the climatic, hydrological, and ecological aridity changes in global drylands and their associated mechanisms. A decoupling between atmospheric, hydrological, and vegetation aridity was found. This highlights the added value of using station-scale data to assess dryland change as a complement to results based on coarse-resolution reanalysis data and land surface models.