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Chaos and Complex Systems Seminar

Will global precipitation trends be observable in our lifetime?

Event Details

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
12:05-1 p.m.
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.