Global water cycle past, present and future
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 70, Issue 32, page 768, 8 August 1989
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1989), Global water cycle past, present and future, Eos Trans. AGU, 70(32), 768–768, doi:10.1029/89EO00247.(
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The hydrologic cycle presents one of the critical challenges in understanding the Earth. Water has a central role in a large number of Earth processes. Water is a limiting ingredient in life. The phases of water have a substantial impact on the radiation budget. Water plays a major role in energy transfer, and the hydrologic cycle governs salinity and vertical mixing rates in the ocean circulation.