Precipitation

Acid Rain   

Gauging in the rain

Short rains and long rains

Does rain follow the plow?

Plastic rain is the new acid rain

A new proxy for past precipitation

A light rain can spread soil bacteria far and wide

Global rainfall satellites require massive overhaul

NASA's global precipitation measurement website

What is 'precipitable water', and why does it matter?

Human-induced changes in the distribution of rainfall

Rain spawns more rain when it falls on ploughed land

Precipitation data key to food security and public health

Large variations in precipitation over the past millenium

GPM mission's how-to guide for making global rain maps

Measuring raindrop sizes from space to understand storms

Researchers unravel process for the formation of rainstorms

Changes in concurrent monthly precipitation and temperature extremes

NASA's remotely-sensed precipitation - a reservoir for application users

Cold war nuclear bomb tests impacted rainfall patterns across the world

The global precipitation response to volcanic eruptions in the CMIP5 models

Rainfall estimation using moving cars as rain gauges - laboratory experiments

El Nino induced by volcanic eruptions plays a key role in the decrease of global precipitation

Rainfall and climate change: 

Climate forecasts may be flawed, says study

Climate models overestimate rainfall increases

Scientists find precipitation, global warming link

Limits to to the quantification of local climate change

Global warming increases rain in world's driest areas

Varied increases in extreme rainfall with global warming

Only wet regions may become wetter as climate changes

Droughts and flooding rains: what is due to climate change?

What climate models get wrong about future water availability

Improving convective precipitation modeling for climate prediction

Are climate model simulations useful for forecasting precipitation trends?

How is global warming affecting precipitation? New satellite to help explain

The physical drivers of historical and 21st century global precipitation changes

Observed and simulated precipitation responses in wet and dry regions 1850-2100

Extreme precipitation response to climate perturbations in an atmospheric mesoscale model

Significant increases in extreme precipitation - associations to global warming over land monsoon regions 

Precipitation datasets:

Real-time precipitable water

Painting the world with water

How to access TRMM and GPM precipitation data

Rain bombs & microbursts:

Rare wet microburst caught on camera

Hail:

Hail loading on roofs - Australia

Hail can't hide from deep learning, researcher finds 

Fine-tuning severe hail forecasting with machine learning

Hail causes the most storm damage costs across North America 

Snowfall:

Improving satellite estimates of global snowfall

Global warming brings more snow to Antarctica

How can we find out how much snow is in the world?

The amount of snow in the Northern Hemisphere can now be reliably estimated

Bioprecipitation:

Bacteria floating 30,000 feet overhead could be influencing the weather

Regional:

Volcanism disrupts northern precipitation

Increased rainfall in tropics caused by more frequent big storms

Effects of declining aerosols on projections of zonally averaged tropical precipitation

Asia:

Rising mountains dried up Central Asia

Recent decades likely wettest in four millenia in Tibet 

Reduced rainfall in the northern tropics linked to industrial emissions

Changes in snow cover over China in the 21st century as simulated by a high-res RCC

The seawater temperature distribution in tropics causes the low amount of rainfall in East Asia

Learning from the 2018 western Japan heavy rains to detect floods during the 2019 Hagibis Typhoon

An abrupt rainfall decrease over Asian inland plateau region  around 1999 and possible underlying cause

Contribution of pollution to the decadal change of rainfall over eastern China in summer monsoon season

Interdecadal changes to interannual variability of precipitation & atmospheric circulation in northern Eurasia

Australia:

Weather station's return provides archival database for Adelaide observations

Using GNSS for real-time moisture analysis and forcasting over the Australian region 

Oceania:

Closing the Pacific rainfall data void    

Rainfall in South Pacific was more variable before 20th Century

Afrrica:

Past and future rainfall in the Horn of Africa

Greenhouse gases linked to past African rainfall

Identification of deficiencies in seasonal rainfall simulated by CMIP5 cliamte models

The DACCIWA Project (Dynamics-Aerosol-Chemistry-Cloud Interactions in West Africa)

Temperature changes and precipitation extremes over the Greater Horn of Africa region from 1961-2010

Europe:

We desperately need to predict what climate change is doing to UK rainfall

Future changs in atmospheric rivers and their implications for winter flooding in Britain

Evaluation of modeled changes in extreme precipitation in Europe and the Rhine basin

Scientists unpack the history of Western France, written in 300 million year old rainwater

Changes in the annual cycle of heavy precipitation across the British Isles in the 21st Century

The Americas:

Scanning a snow storm

Boston's record snow year 2015

UCI introduces iRain smartphone app

Scanning the first 2014 Atlantic hurricane

Projected US precipitation changes by 2100

America could soon face more days of 'extreme rainfall' 

Rainfall accumulation across the US (1/1/2015-7/16/2015)

Snowfall rates from satellite data help weather forecasters

NASA opens new era in measuring Western US snowpack

Soil moisture, snowpack data could help predict 'flash droughts'

Heavy rainfall events becoming more frequent on Hawai'i Island

Extreme downpours could increase fivefold across parts of the US

Warming seas double snowfall around North America's tallest peaks

Global warming to cut snow water storage 56% in Oregon watershed

California's snowpack is at near record levels, and here's how NASA knows

Causes oof large projected increases in hurricane precipitation rates with global warming

Continental-scale convection-permitting modeling of the current and future climate of North America

High-resolution dynamically downscaled projections of precipitation in the mid-late 21C over North America