Space Sciences Series of ISSI

The Earth's Hydrological Cycle

Editors: Bengtsson, L., Bonnet, R.-M., Calisto, M., Destouni, G., Gurney, R., Johannessen, J., Kerr, Y., Lahoz, W.A., Rast, M. (Eds.)

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This book gives a comprehensive presentation of our present understanding of the Earth's Hydrological cycle and the problems, consequences and impacts that go with this topic. Water is a central component in the Earth's system. It is indispensable for life on Earth in its present form and influences virtually every aspect of our planet's life support system. On relatively short time scales, atmospheric water vapor interacts with the atmospheric circulation and is crucial in forming the Earth's climate zones. Water vapor is the most powerful of the greenhouse gases and serves to enhance the tropospheric temperature. The dominant part of available water on Earth resides in the oceans. Parts are locked up in the land ice on Greenland and Antarctica and a smaller part is estimated to exist as groundwater. If all the ice over the land and all the glaciers were to melt, the sea level would rise by some 80 m. In comparison, the total amount of water vapor in the atmosphere is small; it amounts to ~ 25 kg/m2, or the equivalent of 25 mm water for each column of air. Yet atmospheric water vapor is crucial for the Earth’s energy balance. The book gives an up to date presentation of the present knowledge.

Previously published in Surveys in Geophysics, Volume 35, No. 3, 2014

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Foreword: International Space Science Institute (ISSI) Workshop on the Earth’s Hydrological Cycle

    Bengtsson, Lennart

    Pages 485-488

  • Review of Understanding of Earth’s Hydrological Cycle: Observations, Theory and Modelling

    Rast, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 491-513

  • Challenges and Opportunities in Water Cycle Research: WCRP Contributions

    Trenberth, Kevin E. (et al.)

    Pages 515-532

  • Physically Consistent Responses of the Global Atmospheric Hydrological Cycle in Models and Observations

    Allan, Richard P. (et al.)

    Pages 533-552

  • Quantifying and Reducing Uncertainty in the Large-Scale Response of the Water Cycle

    Martin, Gill M.

    Pages 553-575

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Earth's Hydrological Cycle
Editors
  • L. Bengtsson
  • R.-M. Bonnet
  • M. Calisto
  • G. Destouni
  • R. Gurney
  • J. Johannessen
  • Yann Kerr
  • William A. Lahoz
  • Michael Rast
Series Title
Space Sciences Series of ISSI
Series Volume
46
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8789-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8789-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8788-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0694-8
Series ISSN
1385-7525
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 409
Number of Illustrations and Tables
26 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Previously published in Surveys in Geophysics, Volume 35, No. 3, 2014
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