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Research article
06 Feb 2019
Research article |  | 06 Feb 2019

The response of precipitation characteristics to global warming from climate projections

Filippo Giorgi, Francesca Raffaele, and Erika Coppola

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The paper revisits the critical issue of precipitation characteristics in response to global warming through a new analysis of global and regional climate projections and a summary of previous work. Robust responses are identified and the underlying processes investigated. Examples of applications are given, such as the evaluation of risks associated with extremes. The paper, solicited by the EGU executive office, is based on the 2018 EGU Alexander von Humboldt medal lecture by Filippo Giorgi.
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