2018 AGU Fall Meeting Session - The Global Water Cycle: Linkages of Ocean Salinity with the Atmosphere and Terrestrial Hydrology
This session highlights water cycle research that describes linkages between the ocean, atmosphere, and land hydrology. Contributions are invited on all aspects of water cycle research including analyses undertaken using in situ and remote observations from current (e.g., SMAP, SMOS, GRACE, GPM, GCOM-W, CMORPH-series), past (e.g., Aquarius, TRMM), and future (e.g., SWOT, GRACE-FO) satellite missions, estimates based on numerical models, data assimilation systems, and climate model projections. We particularly welcome contributions that consider multiple realms (the ocean, atmosphere, land surface and subsurface), and provide compelling evidence for linkages between these, describing coherent water cycle variability and change. We welcome global and regional assessments and contributions that underscore the imperative to augment and maintain the existing water cycle observing system to ensure that ongoing long-term changes are accurately measured and quantified.