New framework unifies existing models for better analysis of the flowing water produced by heavy rain events.
Earth Fissures May No Longer Get Mapped in Arizona
A program that monitors giant cracks in the ground that suddenly appear after heavy rain could become a casualty of budget cuts to the Arizona Geological Survey.
Closing the Pacific Rainfall Data Void
A new climatology tool uses satellite data to map precipitation in a data-sparse region of the Pacific Ocean.
What Causes Heavy Rainfall?
Scientists investigate atmospheric conditions that correlate to heavy rainfall in the midlatitudes.
Defining the Onset and End of the Indian Summer Monsoon
A new, objective definition of the onset of the summer monsoon could improve predictions of rainfall in India.
Tropical Rainfall Intensifies While the Doldrums Narrow
Scientists show long-term changes in the Intertropical Convergence Zone's location, extent, and rainfall intensity.
Hitting the Slopes
Researchers investigate whether rain droplets alone can cause enough erosion to impact the shapes of hills.
The Unique Radar Signature of Rain Falling on Water
If rain falls on an ocean and nobody's there to see it, how can we determine its effect on the Earth's climate? A new study shows us how space-based radar could help.
Distant Rains Contributed to La Niña Ocean Warming Event
Unusually low salinity intensified a warm-water current off the coast of Western Australia in 2010–2011.
Mercury in Rain Increasing in Western and Central United States
Despite tightening emissions rules, mercury concentrations are rising in rainfall wetting western and central regions of the United States. The pollutant may waft in from Asia, scientists speculate.