In a recent article published in Nature Climate Change, scientists explore the role of surface warming patterns in hydrological sensitivity.
One of the consequences of global warming is the intensification of the hydrological cycle, which means the accelerated movement of water between atmosphere, land and ocean.
Hydrological sensitivity is used to assess the increase in precipitation caused by surface warming, though it is challenging to estimate.
Exploring the relationship between warming patterns and hydrological sensitivity will help us better understand how global warming is shaping our planet’s water cycle.
Read the full article here.
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