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Downpours of torrential rain more frequent with global warming

June 13, 2019

The number of extreme downpours increased steadily between 1964 and 2013—a period when global warming also intensified, according…
UO projects to look at climate stresses on West Coast rangeland

October 18, 2018

Prairies from California to Washington state are catching the heat not just from wildfires but also from warming…
Study: Large-scale wind and solar farms in the Sahara would increase heat, rain, vegetation

September 7, 2018

Wind and solar farms are known to have local effects on heat, humidity and other factors that may…
Rain-on-snow flood risk to increase in many mountain regions of the western US, Canada

August 13, 2018

Flooding caused by rain falling on snowpack could more than double by the end of this century in…
Researchers reveal climate forces behind devastating atmospheric-river storms

January 18, 2018

Recent deadly mudslides that tore through communities in California were triggered in part by a brutal “atmospheric river”…
Changes in non-extreme precipitation may have not-so-subtle consequences

September 20, 2017

Extreme floods and droughts receive a lot of attention. But what happens when precipitation — or lack thereof…
Changes in nonextreme precipitation may have not-so-subtle consequences

September 19, 2017

Major floods and droughts receive a lot of attention in the context of climate change, but University of…
Projected precipitation increases are bad news for water quality

August 1, 2017

Increased precipitation from a changing climate could pollute U.S. waterways with excess nitrogen, increasing the likelihood of severe…
Study: Indian monsoons have strengthened over past 15 years

July 31, 2017

An MIT study published in Nature Climate Change finds that the Indian summer monsoons, which bring rainfall to…
Record precipitation, snowpack in California expected to increase hydro generation in 2017

March 24, 2017

For the first time since 2011, California’s drought is significantly weakening—a result of one of the wettest winters…
In Africa, More Smoke Leads to Less Rain, NASA Shows

August 7, 2015

A new NASA study shows that agricultural fires in North Africa reduce the region’s rainfall during the dry…
NASA Analyzes California’s Rainfall from Space

December 8, 2014

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite and Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM constellation of satellites can…
Goodbye to Rainy Days for US, Japan’s First Rain Radar in Space

November 3, 2014

After 17 years of groundbreaking 3-D images of rain and storms, the joint NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration…
Weather History Time Machine

October 16, 2014

A program created by Samuel Shen allows researchers to look back in time to see how precipitation across…
Study finds big snowstorms will still occur in the Northern Hemisphere following global warming

August 28, 2014

If ever there were a silver lining to global warming, it might be the prospect of milder winters.…
NASA Begins Field Campaign to Measure Rain in Southern Appalachians

May 2, 2014

Rain, ice, hail, severe winds, thunderstorms, and heavy fog – the Appalachian Mountains in the southeast United States…
Ground Measurement Campaign to improve flood forecasting

May 2, 2013

Ground data now being collected in northeastern Iowa by the Iowa Flood Studies experiment will evaluate how well…
Rising temperature difference between hemispheres could dramatically shift rainfall patterns in tropics

April 3, 2013

One often ignored consequence of global climate change is that the Northern Hemisphere is becoming warmer than the…
Asian Desert Dust Causes Californian Snowfall

March 6, 2013

The next time you try to catch a snowflake on your tongue, just think that the particle at…
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