Precipitation fluctuations over northern hemisphere land areas since the mid-19th century

Bradley, RS, Diaz, HF, Eischeid, JK, Jones, PD, Kelly, PM and Goodess, CM (1987) Precipitation fluctuations over northern hemisphere land areas since the mid-19th century. Science, 237 (4811). pp. 171-175. ISSN 0036-8075

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Abstract

An extensive array of measurements extending back to the mid-19th century was used to investigate large-scale changes in precipitation over Northern Hemisphere land areas. Significant increases in mid-latitude precipitation and concurrent decreases in low-latitude precipitation have occurred over the last 30 to 40 years. Although these large-scale trends are consistent with general circulation model projections of precipitation changes associated with doubled concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide, they should be viewed as defining large-scale natural climatic variability. Additional work to refine regional variations and address potential network inhomogeneities is needed. This study attempts to show secular precipitation fluctuations over hemispheric- and continental-scale areas of the Northern Hemisphere.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > Climatic Research Unit
Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2011 12:17
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2018 16:35
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/33396
DOI: 10.1126/science.237.4811.171

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