Oct 30, 2014

EEE 2013: Seasonal- and annual-mean precipitation extremes occurring during 2013: A U.S. focused analysis

Thomas R. Knutson, Fanrong Zeng, and Andrew T. Wittenberg
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Main findings:

The Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 5 model analyses suggest that seasonal and annual mean precipitation extremes occurring during 2013 in north-central and eastern U.S. regions, while primarily attributable to intrinsic variability, were also partly attributable to anthropogenic and natural forcings combined.

Full report:

EEE 2013 = Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 from a Climate Perspective