Climate Change 2001:
Working Group I: The Scientific Basis
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Figure 2.35: Linear trends (%/decade) of heavy precipitation (above the 90th percentile) and total precipitation during the rainy season over various regions of the globe. Seasons for each region usually span at least 50 years. Note that the magnitudes of the changes in heavy precipitation frequencies are always higher than changes in mean precipitation totals (Easterling et al., 2000).

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