Global Climate Change

Worldwide increase in extreme precipitation: A manifestation of climate change

Worldwide increase in extreme precipitation: A manifestation of climate change

Since the 1970s, global climate change and consequent warming of atmospheric system have led to a significant increase in extreme precipitation across the world, revealed by the IIT Kharagpur researchers through a global analysis. “The global climate change and consequent warming of atmospheric system have altered the regular spatio-temporal distribution of precipitation. Our researchers also found that, the extent of increase in precipitation extremes is comparatively less near equator and reaches peak around mid-latitudes.”, mentioned the lead researcher, Prof Rajib Maity, Department of Civil Engineering. The researchers have considered gridded observational- reanalysis precipitation dataset (1948-2012) and two important extreme precipitation…
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