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Regional rainfall decline in Australia attributed to anthropogenic greenhouse gases and ozone levels
Description: Precipitation in austral autumn and winter has declined over parts of southern and especially southwestern Australia in the past few decades. According to observations and climate models, at least part of this decline is associated with changes in large-scale atmospheric circulation, including a poleward movement of the westerly winds and increasing atmospheric surface pressure over parts of southern Australia. Researchers in this study use a high-resolution global climate model to analyze the causes of this rainfall decline. [Source: Nature Geoscience]
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Source: Nature Geoscience
Publish Date: 7/17/2014
Reading Level: Expert
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