Greenhouse warming and precipitation
With the possible event of greenhouse warming, what effect does it have on
precipitation, if any?
If there is what are the current predictions for the
eastern Michigan area?
No one can predict how global warming will change the precipitation in an area
as small as eastern Michigan. In my own research, my models showed that arid
regions (e.g. deserts) will become drier, and temperate or tropical regions
will become wetter. This "prediction" is based on the observation that places
that have a higher average annual temperature are also wetter, on average,
unless the region is arid, in which case higher average annual temperatures
are associated with lower average annual precipitation.
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Update: June 2012