Constraints on future changes in climate and the hydrologic cycle

  title={Constraints on future changes in climate and the hydrologic cycle},
  author={M. Allen and W. Ingram},
  • M. Allen, W. Ingram
  • Published 2002
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • What can we say about changes in the hydrologic cycle on 50-year timescales when we cannot predict rainfall next week? Eventually, perhaps, a great deal: the overall climate response to increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases may prove much simpler and more predictable than the chaos of short-term weather. Quantifying the diversity of possible responses is essential for any objective, probability-based climate forecast, and this task will require a new generation of climate… CONTINUE READING

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