Articles | Volume 17, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10467–10476, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10467-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10467–10476, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10467-2017

Research article 07 Sep 2017

Research article | 07 Sep 2017

Dominance of climate warming effects on recent drying trends over wet monsoon regions

Chang-Eui Park et al.

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In dry monsoon regions, a decrease in precipitation induces drying trends. In contrast, the increase in potential evapotranspiration due to increased atmospheric water-holding capacity, a secondary impact of warming, works to increase aridity over the humid monsoon regions despite the increase in precipitation. Our results explain the recent drying in the humid monsoon regions. This also supports the drying trends over the warm and water-sufficient regions in future climate.
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