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Global floods and water availability driven by atmospheric rivers

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Whilst emerging regional evidence shows that atmospheric rivers (ARs) can exert strong impacts on local water availability and flooding, their role in shaping global hydrological extremes has not yet been investigated. Here we quantify the relative contribution of ARs variability to both flood hazard and water availability. We find that globally, precipitation from ARs contributes 22% of total global runoff, with a number of regions reaching 50% or more. In areas where their influence is stro...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1002/2017GL074882

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Oxford college:
Christ Church
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SOGE: Environmental Change Institute
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Publisher:
American Geophysical Union Publisher's website
Journal:
Geophysical Research Letters Journal website
Volume:
44
Issue:
20
Pages:
10,387-10,395
Publication date:
2017-10-09
Acceptance date:
2017-10-04
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EISSN:
1944-8007
ISSN:
0094-8276
Source identifiers:
735732
Pubs id:
pubs:735732
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uuid:310059c0-a387-49de-bdff-a56b73672202
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pubs:735732
Deposit date:
2017-10-16

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