Category Archives: Recently published science

Describes the results from recently published scientific journal articles.

Changes to the temporal distribution of Australian rainfall

The question of how rainfall intensity will change with global warming is an important one, and confidence is building within the scientific community that rainfall extremes will on average become more intense and/or more frequent as global temperatures increase. While … Continue reading

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How good are climate models at simulating sub-daily rainfall patterns?

Climate models are one of our most important tools to help us understand likely changes to extreme rainfall under a warmer climate. These models are complex mathematical representations of the world’s climate system, and simulate the circulation of the earth’s … Continue reading

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An increase in the intensity of extreme rainfall?

One of the most alarming projections associated with human-induced climate change is the potential for an increase in the intensity and frequency of rainfall extremes. But how much do we really understand about the likely changes to extreme rainfall patterns … Continue reading

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