Intense rains that triggered Italy floods may become more common

Rainfall intensity has increased over the past 120 years in northern Italy according to a research team at the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate in Bologna, Italy.

The team, which analyzed rainfall trends across Italy in a 2004 paper published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, think the increase in precipitation intensity means that northern Italy may be in for more frequent extreme weather events in the future.

In a recent post, professor Dave Petley in the Department of Geography at Durham University in the United Kingdom noted that rains in northern Italy reached an intensity of over 140 millimeters (6 inches) per hour on October 25, 2011.

http://earthsky.org/earth/intense-rains-that-triggered-floods-in-italy-may-become-more-common

Thanks to “poooolish” for this link


3 thoughts on “Intense rains that triggered Italy floods may become more common”

  1. r de haan got it:-)
    I do a count down to see if it takes a day or less for some bogan climatologist to claim whatever it was..anything from couldnt find a fish to shrinking frogs to no snow ever again in the uk…rained on someones parade;-)
    as a proof that carbons causing warming and its All our Fault, Pay Tax!

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