Temperature dependence of global precipitation extremes

  title={Temperature dependence of global precipitation extremes},
  author={Shaw Chen Liu and Congbin Fu and Chein‐Jung Shiu and Jen‐Ping Chen and Futing Wu},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  • S. Liu, C. Fu, Futing Wu
  • Published 1 September 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • Geophysical Research Letters
Data from the Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) covering the period 1979–2007 are examined for changes of precipitation extremes as a function of global mean temperature by using a new method which focuses on interannual differences rather than time series. We find that the top 10% bin of precipitation intensity increases by about 95% for each degree Kelvin (K) increase in global mean temperature, while 30%–60% bins decrease by about 20% K−1. The global average precipitation… 

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