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More El Niños May Mean More Rainfall Extremes

Researchers at NASA and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), studying changes in tropical precipitation patterns, have noted a higher frequency of El Niños and La Niñas over the last 21 years. In addition, when either of those events occur, the world can expect more months with unusually high or low precipitation with droughts more common than floods over land areas.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-06-25 19:35:55
Description Researchers at NASA and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), studying changes in tropical precipitation patterns, have noted a higher frequency of El Niños and La Niñas over the last 21 years. In addition, when either of those events occur, the world can expect more months with unusually high or low precipitation with droughts more common than floods over land areas.
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Source University of North Texas
Keyword Climate variability and change, Global water cycle, Meteorology, Climatology
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Date Of Record Creation 2010-06-25 19:27:14
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Date Last Modified 2010-06-25 19:35:56
Creator NASA Earth Observatory
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-06-25 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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