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The Sun and the rain

A study shows that, as Earth warms, global precipitation will increase by less than many models predict, because of increases in the amount of near-infrared sunlight absorbed by water vapour. See Letter p.249

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Figure 1: Transmittance of sunlight by Earth's atmosphere.

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