How will mean rainfall
change with global warming?
Princeton AOS/NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
March 24, 2017
PSB 160/161, 4:00-5:00pm
Abstract:Global climate models show that 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 comprehensive simulations. 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.