ESSIC research scientist Robert Adler was the lead author of a recently released analysis of 2017 global precipitation. Adler’s group, who works with NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) to produce a monthly Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) precipitation product, found the following 2017 trends:
- La Niña effects continue into 2017 for global totals and pattern
- Positive global mean precipitation trend becoming evident with Global Precipitation Climatology Project
- Global land precipitation at or near all-time high in 2017
- 2017 contributes to ongoing trends in precipitation intensity in the Tropics
To review the report in its entirety, please see the following link.