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Why forests matter
Soil protection The leaves of the trees and shrubs stop the worst impact of heavy rainfall on the soil and the roots act as a kind of underground net, holding the ... rain is caught by the leaves and then evaporates to form clouds which produce more rainfall, perhaps further inland. One of the causes of global warming is increasing levels of carbon ...
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The Regional Impacts of Climate Change
Projected increases in the frequency of heavy rainfall events and severe flooding also could be accompanied by an increase in the length of dry periods between rainfall events and in the frequency and ...
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The Regional Impacts of Climate Change
Laterized red earths are younger and less leached and occur in regions of heavy rainfall, so they are quite agriculturally productive. Nonlaterized red earths, which are found in ... soil organic matter, decline in nutrient levels, acidification, and loss of soil structure. Low rainfall, long dry seasons, recurrent droughts, mobile surface deposits, skeletal soils, and sparse vegetation ...
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Global Warming - National Wildlife Federation - Global Warming News
Shale: Bad for Wildlife, Water, Climate Change, and the Western Way of Life (621 Kb) Heavy Rainfall and Increased Flooding Risk: Global Warming's Wake-Up Call for the Central United States ...
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Recent press releases UEA strikes silver at Chelsea Heavy rainfall on the increase Global temperatures 2008: another top ten year Another warm year Scientists ... globally Climate of change for tourism 2001: Second warmest year globally since records began Heavy Rainfall on the Increase England basks in All Hallows' Summer Tracking El Nino - 50,000 ...
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CRU Information Sheet no. 15: UK Rainfall
River flooding, however, typically occurs after a number of days of heavy rainfall. To assess whether multi-day precipitation has changed, we ... rainfall, due to a combination of fewer wet days and less rain on wet days. When averaged across the UK, the time series of the contribution of heavy rainfall to the total summer rainfall ...
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Why forests matter
Soil protection The leaves of the trees and shrubs stop the worst impact of heavy rainfall on the soil and the roots act as a kind of underground net, holding the ...
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NMPIF Shrublands 1
These habitats are dry between rains. Chihuahuan Desert Shrub is characterized primarily by ... nests on the ground; may occasionally use shrubs numbers often highly dependent upon winter rainfall Distribution: Occurs in the Chihuahuan Desert from the Guadalupe Mountains west, in riparian ...
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NMPIF Shrublands 2
Between rains these habitats are dry. Water is intermittently present following rainfall events. Arroyo riparian associations are usually dominated ... (2-5ha); patch size must be at least 2ac (5ha) productivity tied to rainfall: little, if any, production during drought conditions Distribution: Breeds across the Eastern Plains ...
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Climate models 'underestimating' tropical rainfall - SciDev.Net
"The average rainfall can't keep up with the heavy rainfall so, to compensate, the regions away from the heavy rainfall will have to dry out slightly," Allan says. He says the larger rainfall increases ...
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