Agricultural green and blue water consumption and its influence on the global water system

@article{Rost2008AgriculturalGA,
  title={Agricultural green and blue water consumption and its influence on the global water system},
  author={S. Rost and Dieter Gerten and Alberte Bondeau and Wolfgang Lucht and Jan Rohwer and Sibyll Schaphoff},
  journal={Water Resources Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={44}
}
This study quantifies, spatially explicitly and in a consistent modeling framework (Lund‐Potsdam‐Jena managed Land), the global consumption of both “blue” water (withdrawn for irrigation from rivers, lakes and aquifers) and “green” water (precipitation) by rainfed and irrigated agriculture and by nonagricultural terrestrial ecosystems. In addition, the individual effects of human‐induced land cover change and irrigation were quantified to assess the overall hydrological impact of global… 

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