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Emergence of seasonal delay of tropical rainfall during 1979–2019

TitleEmergence of seasonal delay of tropical rainfall during 1979–2019
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
JournalNature Climate Change
Volume11
Pages605-612
Abstract / Summary

Tropical rainfall exhibits a prominent annual cycle, with characteristic amplitude and phase representing the range between wet and dry seasons and their onset timing, respectively. Previous studies note enhanced amplitude over ocean and delayed phase over land in model projections of global warming, underpinned by first-order physical principles. However, it is unclear whether these changes have emerged in observations. Here we use gridded precipitation datasets to report a seasonal delay of 4.1 ± 1.1 and 4.2 ± 0.9 days (P

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41558-021-01066-x
DOI10.1038/s41558-021-01066-x
Journal: Nature Climate Change
Year of Publication: 2021
Volume: 11
Pages: 605-612
Publication Date: 06/2021

Tropical rainfall exhibits a prominent annual cycle, with characteristic amplitude and phase representing the range between wet and dry seasons and their onset timing, respectively. Previous studies note enhanced amplitude over ocean and delayed phase over land in model projections of global warming, underpinned by first-order physical principles. However, it is unclear whether these changes have emerged in observations. Here we use gridded precipitation datasets to report a seasonal delay of 4.1 ± 1.1 and 4.2 ± 0.9 days (P

DOI: 10.1038/s41558-021-01066-x
Citation:
Song, F, L Leung, J Lu, L Dong, W Zhou, B Harrop, and Y Qian.  2021.  "Emergence of seasonal delay of tropical rainfall during 1979–2019."  Nature Climate Change 11: 605-612.  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-021-01066-x.