A New Metric for Land-Atmosphere Coupling Strength: Applications on Observations and Modeling

Qi Tang1, Shaocheng Xie1, Yunyan Zhang1, Thomas J Phillips1, Joseph A Santanello Jr2, David R. Cook3, Laura Riihimaki4 and Krista Gaustad4, (1)Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States, (2)NASA, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, United States, (4)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States