Counterbalancing influences of aerosols and greenhouse gases on atmospheric rivers

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 04 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01166-8

Atmospheric rivers, concentrated plumes of moisture important to extratropical precipitation, have not changed with historical warming. Model simulations suggest that this is due to the competing weakening effect of aerosols and strengthening effect of greenhouse gases, which dominates with future warming.