Global warming: Atmosphere will adapt to hotter, wetter climate
International Business Times - 01/30/2015
The study, undertaken by researchers at the IIT, Northeastern University, University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Washington, shows that over the same period, more than half of the studied areas witnessed a significant increase in the number of individual extreme hot days, whilst almost two-thirds saw notable increases in the number of individual extreme hot nights.
The results appear in IOP Publishing’s journal Environmental Research Letters.
Using data on rain, air temperature and wind speed from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), the study looked at areas with a population greater than 250,000 (around 650 areas) and then refined the list based on the area’s proximity to a data station and the availability of complete weather records.