Adler, Ferraro, Gu and Wang to publish in Atmospheres

ESSIC scientists Robert Adler, Guojun Gu, Jian-Jian Wang and visiting associate research scientist Ralph Ferraro are co-authors of a new article in press at the journal Atmospheres.  It describes the upgraded monthly precipitation analysis provided by the Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) and highlights some of the changes seen in 2017 global precipitation based on the new version.  Comparing seasonal precipitation from 2016 to 2017, the GPCP data shows that there was a strong El Niño at the start of 2016 followed by a typical La Niña pattern.  In 2017, the La Niña pattern continued across the Pacific.