31 May '16, 6pm

#DYK since 1948, Canada has warmed at > 2x the global rate? #ClimateChangeResearch

This figure contains four images (two maps and two graphs). The upper left panel shows the annual total precipitation trends map of Canada for the period 1948–2012. The Arctic Archipelago shows the greatest increase in total precipitation over the period. Only one small area in northern Ontario shows a slight decrease in total precipitation. Most of the change in precipitation from Saskatchewan to British Columbia was not statistically significant. The upper right panel shows the graph of annual total precipitation anomalies for Canada over the period 1948–2012. The start of the record is consistently drier than average. By the early 1970s, the anomalies are consistently wetter than average. The lower left panel shows the annual total precipitation trends map for the period 1900–2012, for southern Canada. The map indicates that the long-term trends for most of southern Can...

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