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Juan Mauricio Bedoya-Soto published an article in August 2018.
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Germán Poveda

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Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Medellín, Facultad de Minas, Departamento de Geociencias y Medio Ambiente, Medellín, Colombia

David Sauchyn

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Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Regina, Regina, SK S4S0A2, Canada

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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation New Insights on Land Surface-Atmosphere Feedbacks over Tropical South America at Interannual Timescales Juan Mauricio Bedoya-Soto, Germán Poveda, David Sauchyn Published: 17 August 2018
Water, doi: 10.3390/w10081095
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We present a simplified overview of land-atmosphere feedbacks at interannual timescales over tropical South America as structural sets of linkages among surface air temperature (T), specific humidity at 925 hPa (q925), volumetric soil water content (Θ), precipitation (P), and evaporation (E), at monthly scale during 1979–2010. Applying a Maximum Covariance Analysis (MCA), we identify the modes of greatest interannual covariability in the datasets. Time series extracted from the MCAs were used to quantify linear and non-linear metrics at up to six-month lags to establish connections among variables. All sets of metrics were summarized as graphs (Graph Theory) grouped according to their highest ENSO-degree association. The core of ENSO-activated interactions is located in the Amazon River basin and in the Magdalena-Cauca River basin in Colombia. Within the identified multivariate structure, Θ enhances the interannual connectivity since it often exhibits two-way feedbacks with the whole set of variables. That is, Θ is a key variable in defining the spatiotemporal patterns of P and E at interannual time-scales. For both the simultaneous and lagged analysis, T activates non-linear associations with q925 and Θ. Under the ENSO influence, T is a key variable to diagnose the dynamics of interannual feedbacks of the lower troposphere and soil interfaces over tropical South America. ENSO increases the interannual connectivity and memory of the feedback mechanisms.
Article 12 Reads 0 Citations Interannual hydroclimatic variability and the 2009–2011 extreme ENSO phases in Colombia: from Andean glaciers to Caribbe... Juan Mauricio Bedoya-Soto, German Poveda, Kevin E. Trenberth... Published: 19 March 2018
Theoretical and Applied Climatology, doi: 10.1007/s00704-018-2452-2
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CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 26 Reads 0 Citations <strong>New insights on land surface-atmosphere feedbacks over tropical South America at interannual timescales</strong> Juan Mauricio Bedoya-Soto, Germán Poveda Published: 10 November 2017
Proceedings of First International Electronic Conference on the Hydrological Cycle, doi: 10.3390/CHyCle-2017-04875
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Using monthly data for the period 1979-2010, we study the dynamics and strength of land surface-atmosphere feedbacks (LAFs) among variables involved in the heat and moisture fluxes, at interannual timescales for Tropical South America (TropSA). The variables include precipitation, surface air temperature, specific humidity at 925 hPa, evaporation, and estimates of volumetric soil water content. Using a dimensional reduction, we apply a Maximum Covariance Analysis (MCA) to rank the relative contributions to LAFs and group the time series into Maximum Covariance States (MCS) with common mechanisms among variables. We estimate linear (Pearson correlations) and non-linear (information transfer and causality) coupling metrics among pairs of variables to configure the structure of linkages. The main MCS associated with LAFs over TropSA are strongly influenced by ENSO, and the meridional and equatorial SSTs modes over the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. ENSO favors a unimodal behavior, with center of action in the Amazon River basin, while SSTs over the Tropical North Atlantic result in a dipole between northern and southern TropSA. Results show that soil moisture plays a leading role in regulating heat and water anomalies, and provides the memory of the atmosphere-driven processes and their subsequent influence. Thus, soil moisture is fundamental and leads up to 9 month-lags whereby ENSO enhances the interannual connectivity and memory of LAFs in 25% with respect to the mode influenced by TNA. Within the identified multivariate structure, evaporation and soil moisture enhance the interannual connectivity of the whole set of variables since both variables exhibit more frequent two-way feedbacks with the remaining variables.