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The key role of dry days in changing regional climate and precipitation regimes

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, March 2014
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8 news outlets
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1 blog
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11 tweeters
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Title
The key role of dry days in changing regional climate and precipitation regimes
Published in
Scientific Reports, March 2014
DOI 10.1038/srep04364
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Authors

Suraj D. Polade, David W. Pierce, Daniel R. Cayan, Alexander Gershunov, Michael D. Dettinger

Abstract

Future changes in the number of dry days per year can either reinforce or counteract projected increases in daily precipitation intensity as the climate warms. We analyze climate model projected changes in the number of dry days using 28 coupled global climate models from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, version 5 (CMIP5). We find that the Mediterranean Sea region, parts of Central and South America, and western Indonesia could experience up to 30 more dry days per year by the end of this century. We illustrate how changes in the number of dry days and the precipitation intensity on precipitating days combine to produce changes in annual precipitation, and show that over much of the subtropics the change in number of dry days dominates the annual changes in precipitation and accounts for a large part of the change in interannual precipitation variability.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 3%
United Kingdom 2 1%
Spain 2 1%
France 2 1%
Peru 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 158 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 42 24%
Researcher 42 24%
Student > Master 23 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 9 5%
Other 9 5%
Other 31 18%
Unknown 17 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 56 32%
Environmental Science 49 28%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 10%
Engineering 18 10%
Social Sciences 3 2%
Other 8 5%
Unknown 21 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 81. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 November 2015.
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#177,161
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Outputs from Scientific Reports
#2,222
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#3,208
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Outputs of similar age from Scientific Reports
#2
of 133 outputs
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