When it rains, it pours: Intensificat...

When it rains, it pours: Intensification of extreme tropical rainfall with global warming modeled

There are 6 comments on the Science Daily story from Sep 17, 2012, titled When it rains, it pours: Intensification of extreme tropical rainfall with global warming modeled. In it, Science Daily reports that:

Global warming is expected to intensify extreme precipitation, but the rate at which it does so in the tropics has remained unclear.

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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#1 Sep 17, 2012
WOW to a rise in extreme rainfall by 6-14% per degree C of warming.

That means also hotter raindrops perhaps like the ones at 105 degree F.

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/20...
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#2 Sep 18, 2012
I think that it is more significant that the 'desert bands' north and south of the equator (Tropical Hadley cell down-flows)are moving poleward.

The Mediterranean will look a LOT different when the climate dries out.

Time for Earthling to find another refuge from reality..
PHD

Houston, TX

#3 Sep 18, 2012
Its time for dirtling to promote more useless babble. Soon to arrive at your next topic. The data remains to be unclear do to the dirtling casting another spin to justify its being.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#4 Sep 18, 2012
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
I think ..
The Mediterranean will look a LOT different when the climate dries out.
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Don't forget the sealevel rise. There will always be the Med in the coming centuries unless there's interference by geology.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#5 Sep 18, 2012
PHD wrote:
Its time for dirtling to promote more useless babble. Soon to arrive at your next topic. The data remains to be unclear do to the dirtling casting another spin to justify its being.
He's rendered speechless.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#6 Sep 18, 2012
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Don't forget the sealevel rise. There will always be the Med in the coming centuries unless there's interference by geology.
I am talking about the drying out of the LAND. The area will become dry due to the down-flow of air that has been dried in the upper atmosphere and then warmed as it compresses in the return flow of the tropical Hadley cell. This created the Sahara in the past and will change the hydrological cycle of the Med fairly drastically. The Mediterranean itself will probably have higher evaporation rates, leading to a stronger salinity gradient. Not sure what effect that will have on the level of the Med.

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