Atmospheric rivers pose a $1 billion-a-year flood risk in the West, according to a study released Dec. 4.
研究ers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the 美国澳门葡京投注网站 圣地亚哥 and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers analyzed the economic impact of the winter storms that deliver an increasingly large share of rain and snow to California and the West. 研究 出现在杂志科学的进步。
“A small number of extreme ARs cause most of the flood damages in the West,” said Corringham, “and even modest increases in intensity could significantly increase their impacts.”
研究, funded by NOAA through the California Nevada Climate Applications Program, the federal Bureau of Reclamation, and the 美国澳门葡京投注网站 总统办公室, is the latest of several led by researchers affiliated with Scripps’ 中心西部的天气和极端水