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Ocean warming could drive heavy rain bands toward the poles
In a world warmed by rising atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, precipitation patterns are going to change because of two factors: one, warmer air can hold more water; and two, changing atmospheric circulation patterns will shift where rain falls. (2014-08-18)
Precipitation extremes in dry regions of China found closely related to SST
Scientists investigated the connections between the precipitation extremes during 1953-2002 in the dry and wet regions of China and the sea surface temperature and found that in the dry region of China, the extreme precipitation is closely related to the sea surface temperature in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. (2017-07-10)
Forecasting strong precipitation -- the potential of potential deformation
A new parameter, called potential deformation (PD), is used in a simulated mesoscale convective system (MCS) to examine its performance in precipitation diagnosis. (2017-06-18)
Microphysical differences in precipitation between Tibet and southern China
Studies of raindrop size distribution (DSD) over different regions helps to advance our understanding of DSD characteristics and provide observational facts regarding the development and evaluation of microphysical parameterization schemes in numerical models over different regions in the future. (2017-05-02)
Researchers identify a simple way to precipitate phosphorus from the wastewater of a pulp mill
Researchers at Aalto University, Finland have developed a simple method for reducing the amount of phosphorus in the wastewater of a pulp mill. (2012-11-21)
Detectable anthropogenic shift toward heavy precipitation over eastern China
Anthropogenic forcing has had a detectable and attributable influence on the distribution of daily precipitation amounts over eastern China (EC) during the second half of the twentieth century. (2017-02-15)
NASA measures altitudes of Hawaii's rain, snow
NASA recently calculated the rate in which snow fell in Hawaii's peaks and analyzed the freezing level. (2016-12-06)
Cutting carbon dioxide helps prevent drying
Recent climate modeling has shown that reducing the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would give the Earth a wetter climate in the short term. (2011-03-24)
NASA sees the start of India's monsoon season
Monsoon rainfall, although a little later than normal, started on June 5, 2015, in southern India. (2015-06-09)
Livermore researchers find tie between global precipitation and global warming
A new study by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists shows that observed changes in global (ocean and land) precipitation are directly affected by human activities and cannot be explained by natural variability alone. (2013-11-11)
Rain in Spain is on the decline
A study led by the University of Zaragoza has studied precipitation trends in Spain's 10 hydrological basins over the 1946 to 2005 period. (2011-02-02)
NASA sees Tropical Storm Danielle ending over Mexico
Tropical Storm Danielle started weakening after making landfall north of Tuxpan, Mexico on Monday evening at 7 p.m. (2016-06-22)
Precipitation declines in Pacific Northwest mountains
Scientists previously attributed streamflow declines in the Pacific Northwest USA to warming temperatures based on data collected from long-term monitoring stations located in lower elevation valleys. (2013-12-02)
The first decade of the 2000s warmer than the preceding decades in Finland
The first decade of the 2000s, or the years 2001-2010, was warmer than the preceding decades in the whole of Finland, even though 2010 was colder than the long-time average. (2011-01-04)
Models overestimate rainfall increases due to climate change
Lawrence Livermore researchers and collaborators have found that most climate models overestimate the increase in global precipitation due to climate change. (2015-12-10)
1997 Was 25th Driest, 26th Coolest In 103 Years
While December was warmer than normal, 1997 as a whole was the 25th driest and 26th coolest year in 103 years for the region, according to the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University. (1998-01-30)
Large variations in precipitation over the past millennium
According to a new study in Nature, the Northern Hemisphere has experienced considerably larger variations in precipitation during the past twelve centuries than in the twentieth century. (2016-04-06)
NASA GPM satellite's dual-frequency precipitation radar arrives at Goddard
The Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar built by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency for the Global Precipitation Measurement GPM mission's Core Observatory arrived on Friday, March 16 and was unloaded today at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. (2012-03-20)
Melting sea ice increases Arctic precipitation, complicates climate predictions
The melting of sea ice will significantly increase Arctic precipitation, creating a climate feedback comparable to doubling global carbon dioxide, a Dartmouth College-led study finds. (2015-12-21)
NASA sees wind shear end Tropical Cyclone Amos
On Sunday, April 24, 2016 Tropical Cyclone Amos ran into increasing wind shear that tore the storm apart. (2016-04-25)
Heavy rainfall events becoming more frequent on Big Island, finds new study
A recent study by University of Hawai'i - Manoa researchers determined that heavy rainfall events have become more frequent over the last 50 years on Hawai'i Island. (2015-02-04)
GPM sees Tropical Depression Kay fading into history
The remaining traces of rainfall in weakening Tropical Depression Kay was in a small area when the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed overhead early on Aug. (2016-08-24)
Australia's climate: Drought and flooding in annual rings of tropical trees
Annual rings are acclaimed in representing natural climate archives. For the temperate latitudes it is known that the growth of these annual rings depend mainly on temperature and precipitation. (2009-06-11)
Urbanized Watersheds More Sensitive To Climate Change
A regional investigation of stream flow in urbanized areas could help planners, hydrologists and climate modelers decipher future effects of increased precipitation and temperatures, according to a Penn State researcher. (1996-12-20)
NASA-JAXA's TRMM satellite sees rapid intensification of category-5 Marcia
At 11 p.m. local time (1324 UTC) on Feb. 19, 2015, the Precipitation Radar on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite observed the eyewall of Tropical Cyclone Maria in the Coral Sea. (2015-02-20)
NASA's GPM analyzed rainfall in ex-Tropical Cyclone 11S
Ex-tropical cyclone 11S was still generating some heavy rainfall, despite losing its tropical status and becoming a sub-tropical storm when the GPM core satellite passed overhead. (2017-03-16)
Climate models are not good enough
Only a few climate models were able to reproduce the observed changes in extreme precipitation in China over the last 50 years. (2013-03-25)
Ocean warming leads to stronger precipitation extremes
Due to climate change, not only atmospheric, but also oceanic, temperatures are rising. (2015-07-13)
Air pollution cleansed through ocean cloud processes, say Hebrew University scientists
Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have demonstrated that sea spray over the oceans contributes to cleansing air that has been polluted overland. (2002-08-15)
Dartmouth-led study finds heavier precipitation in the northeast began in 1996
Over the past century, the Northeast has experienced an increase in the number of storms with extreme precipitation. (2017-05-24)
GPM measured heavy rain in Tropical Storm Estelle
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core observatory satellite traveled above tropical storm Estelle and found heavy rainfall occurring on its eastern side. (2016-07-21)
Precipitation variability in Northeast, Southwest linked in 1,000-year analysis
An analysis of precipitation data collected from a lakebed in New York and a Rhode Island estuary has provided a link between the variability of precipitation in the Northeast with that of the Southwest. (2011-11-08)
Understanding changes in extreme precipitation
An ETH study explores why the increase in extreme precipitation is not the same across every region. (2017-05-15)
Extreme heat and precipitation linked to more severe asthma requiring hospitalization
Extreme heat and heavy rainfall are related to increased risk of hospitalization for asthma in Maryland, according to a study by University of Maryland School of Public Health researchers. (2016-04-28)
New methodology improves winter climate forecasting
It's hot out right now, but new research from North Carolina State University will help us know what to expect when the weather turns cold. (2010-07-20)
Extreme precipitation linked to waterborne disease outbreaks
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have conducted a study comparing precipitation in the United States and outbreaks of waterborne diseases. (2001-07-31)
New study ties African drought to ocean temperatures
A strong link has been confirmed between sea surface temperatures and precipitation in Africa's semi-arid Sahel, according to a new study published in Science on October 9. (2003-10-10)
Rainfall to decrease over Iberian Peninsula
Scientists have recorded a decline in winter precipitation over the past 60 years in Spain, and they now forecast that precipitation will also decrease in spring and summer. (2009-07-22)
NASA sees powerful storms with advancing monsoon in Bay of Bengal
Storms associated with the advancing monsoon in the Northern Indian Ocean's Bay of Bengal were analyzed by NASA with the GPM or Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite. (2017-05-23)
GPM microwave imager instrument for NASA and JAXA mission arrives at Goddard
The Global Precipitation Measurement Microwave Imager instrument has arrived at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. for integration into NASA's upcoming Earth science spacecraft. (2012-03-01)
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