Friday, January 21, 2011

A hard rain's gonna fall

Climate change will yield more extreme rainfall, according to a 2009 analysis.

David L. Chandler
MIT News Office
August 17, 2009

Heavier rainstorms lie in our future. That's the clear conclusion of a new MIT and Caltech study on the impact that global climate change will have on precipitation patterns.

But the increase in extreme downpours is not uniformly spread around the world, the analysis shows. While the pattern is clear and consistent outside of the tropics, climate models give conflicting results within the tropics and more research will be needed to determine the likely outcomes in tropical regions.

Read more HERE.

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