News tagged with rainfall

Getting a handle on extremes

By tapping into the power of extreme value theory, an international team of researchers including Raphaël Huser from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology's Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and ...

dateJun 24, 2016 in Environment
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Paperbark tree to unlock climate change

Synonymous with the Australian landscape, the paperbark tree is most recognised for its distinctive bark, but it is the leaves that have found themselves at the centre of research which could provide crucial insights into ...

dateApr 22, 2016 in Environment
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NASA maps El Nino's shift on US precipitation

This winter, areas across the globe experienced a shift in rain patterns due to the natural weather phenomenon known as El Niño. A new NASA visualization of rainfall data shows the various changes in the United States with ...

dateFeb 25, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Climate change speeds up gully erosion

The erosion of large natural channels by flowing water—gully erosion—can wreak havoc on fields, roads, and buildings. In some cases, the sudden expansion of gullies even claims human lives. Geographers from KU Leuven, ...

dateFeb 25, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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