Observed heavy precipitation increase confirms theory and early models

  title={Observed heavy precipitation increase confirms theory and early models},
  author={Erich M. Fischer and Reto Knutti},
  journal={Nature Climate Change},
It has been predicted, by theory and models, that heavy precipitation will increase with climate change and this is now being seen in observations. Emergence of signals such as this will enable testing of predictions, which should increase confidence in them. Environmental phenomena are often observed first, and then explained quantitatively. The complexity of processes, the range of scales involved, and the lack of first principles make it challenging to predict conditions beyond the ones… 

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