Precipitation accumulation and climate change

A study of precipitation accumulation, or the amount of precipitation in a single event, under current and future climate conditions finds that the largest regional precipitation events, which are storms limited in frequency by physical balances in the atmosphere under the current climate, may become exponentially more frequent under global warming conditions than current conditions in response to modest increases in moisture convergence variation, findings with potential implications for human infrastructure. - Read at PNAS.org

Article #16-15333: “Global warming precipitation accumulation increases above the current-climate cutoff scale,” by J. David Neelin, Sandeep Sahany, Samuel N. Stechmann, and Diana N. Bernstein.