Climate models overestimate 20th Century wet and dry climate extremes

A new study assembles the longest record of rainfall patterns in the Northern Hemisphere, finding that recent climate change may not have caused a sharp spike in rains and droughts.

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Image : C. Ritz

Ljungqvist, F.C., et al. 2016. “Northern Hemisphere hydroclimate variability over the past twelve centuries.” Nature 532:94–98. doi:10.1038/nature17418


  • Cycle de l'eau
  • Événements extrêmes