1. Future storms will drop higher volumes of rain -- image of mesoscale convective system

    North American storm clusters could produce 80 percent more rain

    Storm clusters known as mesoscale convective systems will pose a much greater flooding risk later this century in a warming climate.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  2. Predicted La Niña for 2018

    New research could predict La Niña drought years in advance

    Two new studies have significantly improved scientists’ ability to predict the strength and duration of droughts caused by La Niña.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  3. climate forecast map, by watershed

    New climate forecasts for watersheds - and the water sector

    Water managers and streamflow forecasters can now access bi-weekly, monthly, and seasonal precipitation and temperature forecasts, broken down by individual watershed.

    • Climate,
    • Water

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  4. Simulated cooling from geoengineering

    New approach to geoengineering simulations is significant step forward

    Using a sophisticated computer model, scientists have demonstrated for the first time that a new research approach to geoengineering could potentially be used to limit Earth’s warming to a specific target while reducing some of the risks and concerns identified in past studies, including uneven cooling of the globe.

    • Climate

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  5. Mount Tambora's caldera

    Future volcanic eruptions could cause more climate disruption

    Major volcanic eruptions in the future have the potential to affect global temperatures and precipitation more dramatically than in the past because of climate change.

    • Climate

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