Fig. 4: Average scale of closure of the water and energy budgets vs. the scale of precipitation changes. | npj Climate and Atmospheric Science

Fig. 4: Average scale of closure of the water and energy budgets vs. the scale of precipitation changes.

From: Constraint on precipitation response to climate change by combination of atmospheric energy and water budgets

Fig. 4

The multi-model mean spatial scale for local water budget closure (LWB—for which precipitation roughly equals evaporation), energy budget closure (LEB—for which precipitation roughly equals the sum of the atmospheric radiative heating rate and surface sensible heat flux), and the combined water and energy budgets scale (LWB+EB) vs. the scale of changes in precipitation (LδPy-axis). The size of the dots represents the level of closure or relative precipitation change from 15% (the largest dots) to 7.5% (the smallest dots) in increments of −2.5%. The black dotted line represents the 1:1 line.

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