The onset of the rainy season can affect food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa as much as the amount of rain farmers receive overall, a new study shows.
Jan. 26, 2021 • ~7 min
Larger differences between the Earth's surface temperature at night and day increase the risk of severe thunderstorms and flood-causing cloud bursts.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~6 min
Heavy rain events, which happen just a few days each year, have an outsize role in sending nitrogen runoff into waterways, computer modeling indicates.
Sept. 22, 2020 • ~5 min
To stop their cells from exploding after a downpour, plants trigger them to self-destruct. Now researchers know more about how.
June 18, 2020 • ~6 min
May 21, 2020 • ~7 min
New research clarifies the role of water vapor in rainfall, a complex relationship that remains mysterious.
May 11, 2020 • ~7 min
New research offers insight into how flood risks may change in a warming world that has less snow.
Jan. 29, 2020 • ~5 min
Scientists knew human-induced climate change would cause Hurricane Florence to be bigger and wetter, even before the storm hit. Here's how.
Jan. 2, 2020 • ~3 min
Hurricane rains that come once winds subside may actually have more intensity than when the storm is at its strongest.
Dec. 3, 2019 • ~4 min
The next time a river overflows its banks, don't just blame the rain. New research identifies another culprit: Leafy plants.
Oct. 25, 2019 • ~5 min