Empirical evidence of contrasting soil moisture–precipitation feedbacks across the United States

@article{Tuttle2016EmpiricalEO,
  title={Empirical evidence of contrasting soil moisture–precipitation feedbacks across the United States},
  author={Samuel Tuttle and Guido D. Salvucci},
  journal={Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={352},
  pages={825-828}
}
Soil moisture influences fluxes of heat and moisture originating at the land surface, thus altering atmospheric humidity and temperature profiles. However, empirical and modeling studies disagree on how this affects the propensity for precipitation, mainly owing to the difficulty in establishing causality. We use Granger causality to estimate the relationship between soil moisture and occurrence of subsequent precipitation over the contiguous United States using remotely sensed soil moisture… CONTINUE READING
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