tropical rainfall

Scientists Link Warmer Temperatures to Rainfall Extremes

Scientists Link Warmer Temperatures to Rainfall Extremes

MIAMI, Florida, August 7, 2008 (ENS) – The link between a warmer climate and more powerful rainstorms has been confirmed by scientists using both computer models and satellite observations gathered over a period of 20 years. Heavy rain events increase during warm periods and decrease during cold periods, according to the scientists in Florida and…

Human Pollution Drives Weekday Southeast Storms

Human Pollution Drives Weekday Southeast Storms

GREENBELT, Maryland, February 2, 2008 (ENS) – Summertime storms in the southeastern United States drop more rainfall midweek than on weekends, and NASA scientists say air pollution from human activities, such as emissions from traffic, businesses and factories, is likely driving that trend. The link between rainfall and the day of the week is evident…