Adler Group releases analysis of 2017 precipitation

ESSIC research scientist Robert Adler was the lead author of a recently released analysis of 2017 global precipitation.  Adler’s group, who works with NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) to produce a monthly Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) precipitation product, found the following 2017 trends:

  • La Niña effects continue into 2017 for global totals and pattern
  • Positive global mean precipitation trend becoming evident with Global Precipitation Climatology Project
  • Global land precipitation at or near all-time high in 2017
  • 2017 contributes to ongoing trends in precipitation intensity in the Tropics

To review the report in its entirety, please see the following link.