News tagged with extreme precipitation

Examining the causes of a devastating debris flow

Storm-triggered landslides cause loss of life, property damage, and landscape alterations. For instance, the remnants of Hurricane Camille in 1969 caused 109 deaths in central Virginia, after 600 mm of rain fell in mountainous ...

dateJul 21, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Progressively wetter in Norway

Climate change will make life wetter for most Norwegians in the years to come. A rainier climate is expected nationwide, with the possible exception of southern Norway in the summers.

dateFeb 27, 2013 in Environment
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Taming uncertainty in climate prediction

(PhysOrg.com) -- Uncertainty just became more certain. Atmospheric and computational researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory used a new scientific approach called "uncertainty quantification," ...

dateMar 23, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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