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Changes in nonextreme precipitation may have not-so-subtle consequences


September 18, 2017

Major floods and droughts receive a lot of attention in the context of climate change, but University of Illinois researchers analyzed over five decades of precipitation data from North America to find that changes in nonextreme precipitation are more significant than previously realized and larger than those in extreme precipitation. These changes can have a strong effect on ecosystems, agriculture, infrastructure design and resource management. Full Story

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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