Chaos and Complex Systems Seminar
Will global precipitation trends be observable in our lifetime?
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
4274 Chamberlin Hall
Tristan L'Ecuyer, UW Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, will outline a robust statistical method for assessing how long it will take for predicted rain and snowfall trends to emerge from natural year-to-year variations and, therefore, become testable with satellite data records. Utilizing this new strategy, a surprisingly robust climate change metric is revealed that may be observable by the middle of the next decade.