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Extreme precipitation

Increases all round

Nature Climate Change volume 6, pages 443444 (2016) | Download Citation


Globally, extreme rainfall is expected to increase with warming, but regional changes over land have been less certain. Now research shows that this intense precipitation has increased across both the wetter and the drier parts of the continents, and will continue to do so as global warming continues.

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  1. William Ingram is at the Met Office Hadley Centre, FitzRoy Road, Exeter, Devon EX1 3PB, UK, and the Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford University, Oxford OX1 3PU, UK

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