Figure : precipitation-trends

Annually-Averaged Precipitation Trends

Figure 1.7

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Centers for Environmental Information NCEI, ERT, Inc
Russell S. Vose, Xungang Yin

This figure appears in chapter 1 of the Climate Science Special Report: The Fourth National Climate Assessment: Volume I report.

Surface annually averaged precipitation change (in inches) for the period 1986–2015 relative to 1901–1960. The data is from long-term stations, so precipitation changes over the ocean and Antarctica cannot be evaluated. The trends are not considered to be statistically significant because of a lack of data coverage early in the record. The relatively coarse resolution (0.5° × 0.5°) of these maps does not capture the finer details associated with mountains, coastlines, and other small-scale effects. (Figure source: NOAA NCEI and CICS-NC).

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