INSIGHTS and INNOVATIONS Coupling Terrestrial and Atmospheric Water Dynamics to Improve Prediction in a Changing Environment BY STEVE W . LYON, FRANCIN A DOMINGUEZ , DAVID J . GOCHIS , NATHANIEL A . BRUNSELL, CHRISTOPHER L. CASTRO , FOTINI K . CHOW , YIN G FAN, DANIE L FUKA , YAN G HONG , PAUL A . KUCERA, STEPHEN W . NESBITT, NADIN E SALZMANN , JUER G SCHMIDLI, PETER K . SNYDER , ADRIAA N J . TEULING , TRAC Y E . TWINE , SAMUE L LEVIS, JESSIC A D . LUNDQUIST, GUID O D . SALVUCCI, ANDRE A M . SEALY, AN D M . TOD D WALTE R uman s have profoundl y influence d thei r environ- heterogeneity is sometimes a principal modulator of ment . It ha s bee n estimated that nearly one-third local an d regional climates and , as such, there are po- H of th e global lan d cover ha s bee n modified , while tential aggregation an d teleconnection effects rangin g approximatel y 40% of the photosynthesis has been in scales fro m soil pore s t o th e general atmospheri c cir- appropriated.
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Sep 1, 2008