How robust are observed and simulated precipitation responses to tropical ocean warming ?

  title={How robust are observed and simulated precipitation responses to tropical ocean warming ?},
  author={V. O. John and Richard P Allan and Brian J. Soden},
[1] Robust responses and links between the tropical energy and water cycles are investigated using multiple datasets and climate models over the period 1979–2006. Atmospheric moisture and net radiative cooling provide powerful constraints upon future changes in precipitation. While moisture amount is robustly linked with surface temperature, the response of atmospheric net radiative cooling, derived from satellite data, is less coherent. Precipitation trends and relationships with surface… CONTINUE READING

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