Journal article

Assessment of rainfall variability and future change in Brazil across multiple timescales

Lincoln M Alves, Robin Chadwick, Aurel Moise, Josephine Brown, Jose A Marengo

International Journal of Climatology | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

Rainfall variability change under global warming is a crucial issue that may have a substantial impact on society and the environment, as it can directly impact biodiversity, agriculture, and water resources. Observed precipitation trends and climate change projections over Brazil indicate that many sectors of society are potentially highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The purpose of this study is to assess model projections of the change in rainfall variability at various temporal scales over sub‐regions of Brazil. For this, daily data from 30 CMIP5 models for historical (1900–2005) and future (2050–2100) experiments under a high‐emission scenario are used. We assess the cha..

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