Nadir Jeevanjee – March 24, 2017

How will rainfall change with global warming?

Nadir Jeevanjee (Princeton AOS/NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory)
March 24, 2017
PSB 160/161, 4:00-5:00pm

Abstract: Computer simulations show that global average rainfall increases with surface warming at a rate of roughly 1-3% per Kelvin, but we lack the understanding to estimate this number without resorting to complicated numerical models. This talk will review the basic physics governing mean precipitation, as well as present a new theoretical framework for intuitively understanding as well as quickly estimating this quantity.