Hydro-JULES linked publications, listed under team members who co-authored, include:
Blyth, E., Martinez-de la Torre, A. and Robinson, E. Trends in evapotranspiration and its drivers in Great Britain: 1961 to 2015; Progress in Physical Geography. Using JULES LSM with 55 years of observation-based meteorological forcing, we have created the CHESS-LAND database and provided an analysis of the water budget that demonstrates that Great Britain is getting warmer and wetter. Increases in precipitation and air are driving increases in river flow and evapotranspiration. The increase in interception is higher than the other ET components. Accepted for publication, DOI in May 2019.
Martínez-de la Torre, A., Blyth, E., and Robinson, E.: https://doi.org/10.3390/w11020356. Evaluation of Drydown Processes in Global Land Surface and Hydrological Models Using Flux Tower Evapotranspiration; Water. We evaluate the “drydown” response of different global hydrological and land surface models, by using the most direct observation of drying: the rate of change of evapotranspiration after a rainfall event using eddy-covariance observations. We find that land surface models capture a characteristic timescale difference between trees and grasslands, found using flux data, better than large-scale hydrological models.
Martinez-de la Torre, A., Blyth, E. and Weedon G.: https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-765-2019. Regional assessments of land-surface interactions will be influenced by the characteristics of the land. We used river flow observations from 13 representative catchments to improve the representation of runoff and river flows in Great Britain by including a dependency on the terrain slope in the JULES LSM.
Robinson, Emma: https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1189-2017. This paper describes the high-resolution CHESS meteorological data set, and derived potential evapotranspiration. It shows that trends in the meteorology lead to an increase in the evaporative demand of the atmosphere. In particular, increases in spring-time shortwave radiation and decreases in spring-time relative humidity drive significant increases in evaporative demand in the spring.