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Renu Joseph and Ning Zeng

water vapor of about 3% in both the model and observations during the peak of Pinatubo cooling. In addition, some studies have also examined the relationship of changes in radiative forcing and precipitation. Wild et al. (2008) used observations to connect changes in net reduction in shortwave (SW) radiation to changes in precipitation. Using idealized GCM experiments, Yang et al. (2003) show that the response of precipitation to radiative changes in the atmosphere depends on both the radiative

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Rachel R. McCrary and David A. Randall

precipitation, the annual cycle of evapotranspiration averaged over the Great Plains region experiences large seasonal variations ( Fig. 1b ). Minimum evapotranspiration rates occur in fall and winter when both water and energy availability (measured here as the shortwave radiative flux) at the surface are limited ( Figs. 1a,c ). Evapotranspiration rates then increase in spring and summer when both water and energy at the surface increase. Throughout the entire seasonal cycle, both CM2.0 and HadCM3

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