Tag Archives: Rain

To rain or not to rain: Precipitation in a changing climate

Precipitation is notoriously hard to forecast accurately. The formation of precipitation is a fine balance between many factors, and small changes in any of these can influence whether it rains, where it rains, and how much rain falls. Predicting how … Continue reading

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Confusing the Definition (part 2): Unraveling the Confusion

In my first snack in this series, I wrote that we need clearly defined concepts in science if we are going to carry out transparent and comparable research. The monsoon research community still disagrees about how to define the monsoon. … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Rivers

The advent of satellite imagery opened our eyes to many unseen aspects of the airflow in the atmosphere which had been invisible to most scientific instruments. It gave us the possibility to trace the transportation of moisture from tropical regions … Continue reading

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Confusing the Definition (part 1): Misunderstood Monsoons

Before we can investigate the presence or absence of some attribute…. or before we can rank objects or measure them in terms of some variable, we must form the concept of the variable (Lazarfeld and Barton, 1951) Scientific research is … Continue reading

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