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Impacts in the third dimension

Despite reports of no trends in snow- and rainfall, rivers in the northwest USA have run lower and lower in recent decades. A closer look at high- and low-altitude precipitation suggests that observational networks have missed a decline in mountain rain and snow that can explain the discrepancy.

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Figure 1: Changing winds.


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Dettinger, M. Impacts in the third dimension. Nature Geosci 7, 166–167 (2014).

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