Human contribution to more-intense precipitation extremes

  title={Human contribution to more-intense precipitation extremes},
  author={S. Min and Xuebin Zhang and F. Zwiers and G. Hegerl},
  • S. Min, Xuebin Zhang, +1 author G. Hegerl
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Nature
  • Extremes of weather and climate can have devastating effects on human society and the environment. Understanding past changes in the characteristics of such events, including recent increases in the intensity of heavy precipitation events over a large part of the Northern Hemisphere land area, is critical for reliable projections of future changes. Given that atmospheric water-holding capacity is expected to increase roughly exponentially with temperature—and that atmospheric water content is… CONTINUE READING
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