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Table 1 Area-averaged (see Fig. 1a) mean surface variables in the CSM and PSM experiments and ERA-interim for corresponded periods. Note that heat fluxes, surface air temperature, and radiation are examined at 0600 UTC (1400 LT)

From: Role of soil moisture-atmosphere feedback during high temperature events in 2002 over Northeast Eurasia

   JJA 1st HW 2nd HW 3rd HW
Surface air temperature (°C) CSM 24.4 25.2 26.1 24.5
PSM 24.2 25.3 25.5 24.2
ERA-interim 25.0 25.3 26.4 26.2
Soil moisture (m3 m−3) CSM 0.173 0.180 0.172 0.164
PSM 0.146 0.152 0.150 0.135
ERA-interim 0.210 0.211 0.215 0.201
Latent heat (W m−2) CSM 128.6 140.3 140.3 117.0
PSM 126.7 131.9 138.8 119.8
ERA-interim 141.2 152.6 162.9 128.0
Sensible heat (W m−2) CSM 245.7 257.7 248.1 230.3
PSM 255.0 270.5 252.7 236.0
ERA-interim 193.5 200.6 188.1 189.6
Precipitation (mm day−1) CSM 1.4 1.6 1.6 0.7
PSM 1.3 1.4 1.4 0.8
APHRODITE 1.1 1.3 1.1 0.5
Downward shortwave radiation (W m−2) CSM 823.7 871.6 846.9 783.8
PSM 823.8 867.5 837.3 782.1
ERA-interim 723.8 751.3 741.1 720.8