ClimaTea Journal Club

Date: 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

See also: ClimaTea

Location: 

Seminar Room MCZ, 429

Speaker: Nathan Mueller

Nathan will be presenting the paper "Observed changes in extreme wet and dry spells during the South Asian summer monsoon season"

Here are his thoughts on the paper: 

"Singh et al. examine changes in mean precipitation, precipitation variability, wet spells, and dry spells during the South Asian summer monsoon season for the years 1951-2011. The authors find that mean precipitation is declining while precipitation variability is increasing. Dry spells are becoming more frequent but less intense, while wet spells are becoming more intense. The authors argue that these trends are supported by changes in convective available potential energy and low-level moisture convergence, and that they are of considerable importance for South Asian water resources and agriculture."

 

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