Hydrological variability in the Amazon basin
Ning Zeng, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and A. Mariotti
We analyze the seasonal cycle and interannual to interdecadal variability in the Amazon hydrological cycle. The atmospheric reanalysis datasets from NCEP/NCAR and NASA/DAO are compared to each other and to observed rainfall and measurement of evapotranspiration. The reanalysis moisture convergence and runoff data are used to diagnose soil moisture variability. The relation of Amazon water cycle variability to global scale climate variability such as ENSO and tropical Atlantic circulation will also be discussed.
Joint Session 2, Spatial and Temporal Variability of Water in All Its Phases: Part 2 (Joint with the Symposium on Observing and Understanding the Variability of Water in Weather and Climate and the 17th Conference on Hydrology)
Monday, 10 February 2003, 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
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