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What precipitation is extreme?

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Science  08 Jun 2018:
Vol. 360, Issue 6393, pp. 1072-1073
DOI: 10.1126/science.aat1871

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  • Extreme precipitation response to warming

    The intensity of more extreme events (which are more intense and less frequent) increases more than the intensity of less extreme events in response to warming. The change in precipitation beyond levels of the cumulative frequency distribution of daily precipitation in the global mean in an ensemble of climate model simulations (11) is shown.

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