Detection of human influence on twentieth-century precipitation trends

  title={Detection of human influence on twentieth-century precipitation trends},
  author={Xuebin Zhang and Francis W. Zwiers and Gabriele C. Hegerl and Francis Lambert and Nathan P. Gillett and Susan Solomon and Peter A. Stott and Toru Nozawa},
Human influence on climate has been detected in surface air temperature, sea level pressure, free atmospheric temperature, tropopause height and ocean heat content. Human-induced changes have not, however, previously been detected in precipitation at the global scale, partly because changes in precipitation in different regions cancel each other out and thereby reduce the strength of the global average signal. Models suggest that anthropogenic forcing should have caused a small increase in… CONTINUE READING
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