Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
Earth Syst. Dynam., 6, 525–540, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-6-525-2015
Earth Syst. Dynam., 6, 525–540, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-6-525-2015

Research article 31 Aug 2015

Research article | 31 Aug 2015

Metrics for linking emissions of gases and aerosols to global precipitation changes

K. P. Shine et al.

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Emissions due to human activity impact on rainfall. This impact depends on the properties of the gases or particles that are emitted. This paper uses improved understanding of relevant processes to produce a new measure, called the Global Precipitation-change Potential, which allows a direct comparison of the effect of different emissions on global-mean rainfall. Carbon dioxide, in the years following its emission, is shown to be less effective than methane emissions at causing rainfall change.
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