The complex interactions between forests and the water cycle might end up with more rain falling in the ocean—far from a thirsty land.
Satellite observations offer invaluable insights into hydrological processes and environmental change in the Amazon.
Satellite imaging and remote sensing offer unique insights into the Amazon’s complex hydrology. A new review summarizes decades of findings and charts a path forward for new remote sensing missions.
Plant roots mediate solute transport through the soil immediately surrounding them by introducing polymers and other binding compounds that disrupt water transport pathways between soil pore spaces.
Shrubs and trees across the United States routinely sip water stored in bedrock, a discovery that has implications for the terrestrial water cycle.
Decisions about water use will have to reflect changing trends in the local hydroclimate.
Drought should be considered and modeled as a process, including human–nature interactions, and not merely a product of water deficit.
Scientists studying wood samples preserved by Old Faithful have determined that the famous geyser was dormant for several decades during the 13th century due to a megadrought.
El marco teórico que estudia los límites planetarios define cuánta perturbación humana pueden soportar los diversos procesos del sistema terrestre, pero puede que no describa adecuadamente el ciclo del agua o la medida en que lo hemos alterado.
New research highlights differences in drought and flood hazards globally under 1.5°C versus 2°C temperature increases and estimates associated human and economic effects.