Scientists investigate atmospheric conditions that correlate to heavy rainfall in the midlatitudes.
A new model reveals how cumulus convection, humidity, and tropical circulations interact as global temperatures rise.
A new framework provides scientists with a more precise understanding of potential evaporation from drying land surfaces.
Scientists use high-resolution models to study how the jagged terrain of the Earth's mountains influences precipitation.
Modeling experiments demonstrate that strong El Niños greatly increase odds for wet winters over California's principal watersheds compared to impacts of weak and moderate El Niños.
Computer simulations show that although adding aerosol particles to clouds can make them more reflective, the cooling effect from clouds is largely counterbalanced by a reduction in overall cloud cover.
Researchers test the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh model with real-life observational data to evaluate forecast accuracy.
A new study analyzes temperature and moisture variations in different layers of the atmosphere to improve forecasting of Indian summer monsoon precipitation patterns.
Orbiting scatterometers can reveal patterns of cool air in mesoscale convective systems.
In trading trees for pastures, patchwork differences in vegetation heights increase cloudiness in downwind regions.