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Wood, R. R., Lehner, F., Pendergrass, A. G., and Schlunegger, S. (2021). Changes in precipitation variability across time scales in multiple global climate model large ensembles, Environ. Res. Lett. 16 084022,

De Meyer, V. and R. Roca, 2021: Thermodynamic scaling of extreme daily precipitation over the tropical ocean from satellite observations. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 99,


Martinez-Villalobos, C., and J. D. Neelin, 2020: Climate models capture key features of extreme precipitation probabilities across regions. Environ. Res. Lett.,

Nguyen, P. L., Bador, M., Alexander, L. V., Lane, T. P., & Funk, C. C. (2020). On the Robustness of Annual Daily Precipitation Maxima Estimates Over Monsoon Asia. Front. Clim. 2: 578785. doi: 10.3389/fclim.

Bador, M., Boé, J., Terray, L., Alexander, L. V., Baker, A., Bellucci, A., … & Vanniere, B. (2020). Impact of higher spatial atmospheric resolution on precipitation extremes over land in global climate models. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125(13), e2019JD032184.

Roca, R., Fiolleau, T. Extreme precipitation in the tropics is closely associated with long-lived convective systems. Commun Earth Environ 1, 18 (2020).

Stephens GL, Slingo JM, Rignot E, Reager JT, Hakuba MZ, Durack PJ, Worden J and R Roca, Earth’s Water Reservoirs in a changing climate, 2020, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, doi: 10.1098/rspa.2019.0458

Alexander L, Bador M, Roca R, Contractor S, Donat M, Nguyen PL: 2020 Intercomparison of precipitation extremes over global land areas from in situ, space-based and reanalysis products Environ. Res. Lett. in press

Bador et al 2020: Diverse estimates of annual maxima daily precipitation in a variety of quasi-global land observations Environ. Res. Lett.


Masunaga, H., M. Schröder, F. A. Furuzawa, C. Kummerow, E. Rustemeier, and U. Schneider, 2019: Inter-product biases in global precipitation extremes
Environ. Res. Lett., 14, 125016, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ab5da9

Alexander et al 2019 On the use of indices to study extreme precipitation on sub-daily and daily timescales Environ. Res. Let

Chris Funk et al 2019 Exploring trends in wet-season precipitation and drought indices in wet, humid and dry regions, Environ. Res. Lett.14 115002

Roca R 2019 Estimation of extreme daily precipitation thermodynamic scaling using gridded satellite precipitation products over tropical land, Environ. Res. Lett, 14 095009,

Golian S et al 2019 On the use of satellite, gauge, and reanalysis precipitation products for drought studies Environ. Res. Lett.14 075005

Harrison L et al 2019 Identifying changing precipitation extremes in Sub-Saharan Africa with gauge and satellite products Environ. Res. Lett. 14 085007