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Raised bar for rain


Controversy has surrounded projections of tropical temperatures aloft in a changing climate. An analysis of sea surface temperatures and rainfall over the past decades suggests amplified warming in the upper atmosphere, consistent with theory and models.

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Figure 1: Schematic for climate warming over the tropical oceans.


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Sobel, A. Raised bar for rain. Nature Geosci 3, 821–822 (2010).

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