The complete hydrological cycle

Dipanjan Dey, Department of Meteorology (MISU), Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden and Kristofer Döös, Stockholm University, Department of Meteorology, Stockholm, Sweden
As the water is a major component of the global climate system, tracing it in both the atmosphere and ocean is of utmost importance for present as well as for future climates. The freshwater cycle has been traced in the couple ocean-atmosphere system for the present and future climate scenario using a water-mass conservation approach. This method calculates mass fluxes of water from the net evaporative regions to the net precipitation locations. By doing so, six coupled hydrological cells were revealed. The future climate scenario indicates that the mid- and high-latitude atmospheric water cells transport more moisture towards pole and also there will be an increase in the Interhemispheric moisture flow.