Water and climate are tightly interconnected.
Evaporation and cloud formation are some of the major factors affecting the global heat balance, while conversely, climate is perhaps the main driver of hydrology. In addition, during the last years, there has been a broad discussion on the link between the global temperature and the water cycle and in specific whether the wet regions get wetter and the dry drier. It soon became apparent that one has to study water cycle and climate together, particularly if one wants to characterize future hydrological conditions with intense impacts to human systems – e.g. water availability – and uncertainties thereof.
Here, we try to find some common ground in novel research developments that might benefit scientists from both fields, aiming in the transfer of knowledge between the two scientific communities.