Heavy rainfall drives one-third of nitrogen runoff, according to new study

Intense rainfall drives a significant portion of nitrogen runoff from agricultural fields. Credit: NOAA Heavy rain events that occur only a few days a year can account for up to one-third of the annual nitrogen runoff from farmland in the Mississippi River basin, according to a new study by Iowa State University scientists. The U.S. […]

Researchers link Florida summertime rainfall with a warming Atlantic Ocean — ScienceDaily

A new study by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science projects an increase in Florida’s late summertime rainfall with rising Atlantic Ocean temperatures. Scientists have known for years that Florida receives more rainfall in decades when North Atlantic waters are warmer than average, but the UM research […]

Study projects more rainfall in Florida during flooding season

IMAGE: (a) Map of the correlation between Atlantic SSTs and precipitation for June – October in GPCP (squares) and rain gauges (circles). (b and c) correlation between Atlantic SSTs and precipitation… view more  Credit: Jeremy Klavans MIAMI–A new study by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science projects an […]

Study projects more rainfall in Florida during flooding season

(a) Map of the correlation between Atlantic SSTs and precipitation for June – October in GPCP (squares) and rain gauges (circles). (b and c) correlation between Atlantic SSTs and precipitation by month in nClimDiv (b) and rain gauges (c). Credit: Jeremy Klavans A new study by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School […]

More Clustered Clouds Amplify Tropical Rainfall Extremes

Precipitation extremes have substantial implications for both human and natural systems, shown to have already increased and to further increase with future warming. Extreme precipitation is expected to increase with warming from a simple thermodynamic relation that implies an exponential increase in atmospheric moisture with temperature. However, within the tropics, the rate of […]