Hydroclimate variability in Nature

nature april 2016Scientists have pieced together a 1200-year-long record of water availability, rainfall and drought across Europe, North Asia and North America.

The research, published today in the journal Nature, is the first time scientists have been able to accurately see how rainfall patterns have changed during the twentieth century compared with the last twelve centuries.

This contribution to the PAGES 2k Network, led by Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist, shows that climate models overestimate the increase in wet and dry extremes as temperatures increased during the twentieth century, and may have limited ability to realistically predict future hydroclimate changes under global warming.

Access the Nature paper here.

To read more about this PAGES 2k Network contribution, including the PAGES' press release, click here.