Navigation Links
Heavy rainfall on the increase
Date:2/14/2008

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have found that winter precipitation such as rain and snow - became more intense in the UK during the last 100 years.

Similar increases in heavy rainfall have now also become evident in spring and, to a lesser extent, autumn.

A previously reported reduction in heavy summer rainfall appears to have ended during the 1990s, with observations for the last decade indicating a return to more typical amounts of intense rainfall in summer.

The results will inform other work currently being carried out on flood risk and the impact of extreme weather events. As surface run-off depends on rainfall intensity and frequency, changes in intense rainfall events will impact strongly on floods.

The UEA study was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) as part of the Flood Risk from Extreme Events (FREE) programme, which aims to improve predictions of floods minutes-to-weeks and seasons-to-decades ahead, by using environmental science to investigate the physical processes involved in generating extreme flooding events.

Using data from more than 600 rain gauges around the UK, from as far back as 1900 to as recently as 2006, Douglas Maraun, Tim Osborn and Nathan Gillett, of the universitys Climatic Research Unit, classified every days measured precipitation into one of 10 categories of rainfall intensity, from drizzle to a downpour. They then analysed how the amount of precipitation in each category has changed over time. In winter, for example, the amount of precipitation falling in the heaviest category has increased over the last 40 years in all regions of the UK.

The work, published this week in the International Journal of Climatology, updates and extends previous studies by Dr Osborn and colleagues, using five-times as many rain gauges and looking at measurements over a longer time period.

Their classification took into account the typical dif
'/>"/>

Contact: Cat Bartman
c.bartman@uea.ac.uk
44-016-035-93007
University of East Anglia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Washington University increases fleet of Roche Genome Sequencer FLX Systems
2. Environmental groups call for increased protection of coral reefs
3. First-ever study to link increased mortality specifically to carbon dioxide emissions
4. Varying prevalence among ethnic groups of gene mutation that increases risk of breast cancer
5. Study shows immigrant children are at increased risk of lead poisoning
6. Poultry workers at increased risk of carrying antibiotic-resistant E. coli
7. New study increases concerns about climate model reliability
8. Waterborne carbon increases threat of environmental mercury
9. Stanford researchers say climate change will significantly increase impending bird extinctions
10. Research forecasts increased chances for stormy weather
11. Baker Institute finds increased domestic production wont make US self-sufficient in natural gas
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/4/2015)... ) today reported financial and operating results for the second quarter ... quarter contract revenue of $ 85.2 million, a ... of 26 % , Second quarter adjusted ... royalties in the current quarter , Operating cash ... to present another strong financial quarter, with all our divisions achieving ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... -- Den 10. internationale konference om Genomik (ICG-10, ... 25. oktober i Shenzhen , Kina. ... år. Siden starten i 2006 er ICB blevet en ... er en af de mest dynamiske, entusiastiske og sjove ... gennembrud og fremskridt inden for ,omik,-forskning, som yderligere vil ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... SHENZHEN, China , 31 de julho de 2015 ... Genômica (ICG-10, www.icg-10.org ) será realizada pela BGI de ... China . A conferência está ... inauguração em 2006, a ICG se tornou uma das ... e um dos encontros científicos mais dinâmicos, entusiastas e ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 2AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 3AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 4AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 5AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 6AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 7AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 8AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 9AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 10AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 11AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 12AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 13AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 14AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 15AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 16AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 17AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 18AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 19AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 20AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 21AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 22AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 23AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 24Den 10. internationale konference om Genomics (ICG-10) åbner i oktober 2A 10a. Conferência Internacional sobre Genômica (ICG-10) será em outubro 2A 10a. Conferência Internacional sobre Genômica (ICG-10) será em outubro 3
... depends on the nutritional value and yield of staple food ... an increase in toxic compounds, a decrease in protein content ... 2 and drought conditions. The research, to ... at the Society for Experimental Biology Annual Meeting in Glasgow, ...
... of survival is now better understood. For the first ... Berkeley National Laboratory observed the chemical changes in individual ... kill them. The team tracked the chemical changes ... normally can only exist in an oxygen-free environment. They ...
... Paths" is a response to confusion and uncertainty on ... and electricity -- as a prominent factor in meeting ... joining forces to seek resolution of issues related to ... opportunities to integrate biomass production with food crops and ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists track chemical changes in cells as they endure extreme conditions 2Scientists track chemical changes in cells as they endure extreme conditions 3Sustainable bioenergy project has global launch 2
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... GenoCAD, a leading provider of ... of its flagship DNA design platform, which has been enhanced to boost user ... genetic parts, which in turn can be recombined using specific sets of rules ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... Milpitas, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2015 ... ... earlier this year to bring together supply chain risk management and resiliency practitioners ... collaborate, develop and share best practices, and be recognized for their innovations and ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... ... because of its properties such as low carbon footprints and compostability. These properties ... of petroleum based plastics. On the basis of applications, the market for biodegradable ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... , Aug. 31, 2015 Research and ... the "Argentina Biomedical Sensors Market - Growth, Trends ... The Argentina Biomedical Sensors market is estimated ... 1.17% over the period 2014-2020 The near ... the genetic formulation of each individual. These sensors can ...
Breaking Biology Technology:GenoCAD Releases Combinatorial Design Tool to Optimize Protein Expression and Streamline DNA Synthesis Orders 2Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council Announces Incorporation and Web Site Launch 2Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council Announces Incorporation and Web Site Launch 3Biodegradable Plastics Market Growing at 10.8% CAGR to 2020 2Biodegradable Plastics Market Growing at 10.8% CAGR to 2020 3Biodegradable Plastics Market Growing at 10.8% CAGR to 2020 4Biodegradable Plastics Market Growing at 10.8% CAGR to 2020 5Argentina Biomedical Sensors Market Report 2015 - Growth, Trends & Forecasts 2014-2020 2
... . - GE Healthcare and the Vancouver ... million agreement under which the authority would purchase 48 new ... advanced ultrasound technologies and establish new clinical workflow and administrative ... board, said the agreement will result in more precise diagnosis ...
... a series of articles on developing start-up companies in the ... business taxes. , , Madison, Wis. ... begin hiring workers. As discussed in the previous article, you ... Security and Medicare taxes, and unemployment taxes ...
... has added so much complexity to information technology systems ... ,That according to John Swainson, president and CEO of ... address at the 2007 Fusion CEO-CIO Symposium . ... relationship between business and information technology. , ,That relationship ...
Cached Biology Technology:Early Stage 7, Part I: Just what is an employee? 2Early Stage 7, Part I: Just what is an employee? 3Early Stage 7, Part I: Just what is an employee? 4Early Stage 7, Part I: Just what is an employee? 5Fusion 2007: CA chief says IT complexity raises risk 2Fusion 2007: CA chief says IT complexity raises risk 3
... developed specifically for pulsed field separations of DNA larger than 2, ... megabase pairs. This agarose has the highest gel ... ... Chromosomal Grade, ...
... this enzyme exists predominantly as XDH which ... a critical plasma antioxidant. During ischemia, ... radical producing XO by oxidation of essential ... cleavage of the amino-terminus. AO has ...
Rabbit Anti-Human Janus Kinase 2 (JAK2 Polyclonal Antibody Family: Protein Kinase Sub-Family: TYK2/JAK Applications: ELISA, Western Blot...
... 2 (VMAT2). An antibody made to the ... at ~55 kDa in postnuclear supernatants of ... wild type cells (2). Some additional bands, ... also detected and remain unaffected by the ...
Biology Products: