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Sensitivities of Extreme Precipitation to Global Warming Are Lower over Mountains than over Oceans and Plains
Description: Climate-model simulations predict an intensification of extreme precipitation in almost all areas of the world under global warming. Local variations in the magnitude of this intensification are evident in these simulations, but most previous efforts to understand the factors responsible for the changes in extreme precipitation focused on zonal averages and neglected zonal variations, leading to uncertainties in the understanding and estimation of regional responses. Here the spatial heterogeneity of the warming-induced response of midlatitude extreme precipitation is studied in climate-model simulations with idealized orography on the western margins of otherwise flat continents. [Source: Journal of Climate]
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Source: Journal of Climate
Publish Date: 7/1/2016
Reading Level: Expert
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