Precipitation Characteristics in Eighteen Coupled Climate Models

  title={Precipitation Characteristics in Eighteen Coupled Climate Models},
  author={Aiguo Dai},
Monthly and 3-hourly precipitation data from twentieth-century climate simulations by the newest generation of 18 coupled climate system models are analyzed and compared with available observations. The characteristics examined include the mean spatial patterns, intraseasonal-to-interannual and ENSO-related variability, convective versus stratiform precipitation ratio, precipitation frequency and intensity for different precipitation categories, and diurnal cycle. Although most models reproduce… CONTINUE READING
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