Articles | Volume 28, issue 1
Research article
05 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 05 Jan 2024

Exploring the joint probability of precipitation and soil moisture over Europe using copulas

Carmelo Cammalleri, Carlo De Michele, and Andrea Toreti


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1318', Francesco Serinaldi, 29 Jun 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC1', Carmelo Cammalleri, 15 Sep 2023
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1318', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Jul 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Carmelo Cammalleri, 15 Sep 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1318', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Jul 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Carmelo Cammalleri, 15 Sep 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) (26 Sep 2023) by Alexander Gruber
AR by Carmelo Cammalleri on behalf of the Authors (02 Oct 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Oct 2023) by Alexander Gruber
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Nov 2023)
ED: Publish as is (20 Nov 2023) by Alexander Gruber
AR by Carmelo Cammalleri on behalf of the Authors (21 Nov 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Precipitation and soil moisture have the potential to be jointly used for the modeling of drought conditions. In this research, we analysed how their statistical inter-relationship varies across Europe. We found some clear spatial patterns, especially in the so-called tail dependence (which measures the strength of the relationship for the extreme values). The results suggest that the tail dependence needs to be accounted for to correctly assess the value of joint modeling for drought.