New research: Atmospheric rivers are stable for now — but change is on the way
Yale researchers are charting the course of mighty “rivers” in the sky that are holding steady in the face of climate change — for now. In future decades, however, climate-induced changes to these atmospheric rivers could drastically increase extreme precipitation events in some parts of the world, they report in a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. … [The] study predicts that in the coming decades, as greenhouse gas increases are expected to continue to outpace aerosols, there will be intensification of atmospheric river-induced precipitation, by about 20 millimeters per month.
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