Is There Memory in Precipitation?. Bunde, A.; Büntgen, U.; Ludescher, J.; Luterbacher, J.; and von Storch, H. 3(3):174–175.
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[Excerpt] Variability in the total amounts of precipitation is known to affect ecological systems, agricultural yields and human societies among various spatial and temporal scales1. Characterizing and understanding the persistence of wet and dry conditions in the distant past gives new perspectives on contemporary climate change and its causes. Such insights should also help in devising hydro-climatological adaptation and mitigation strategies for the future. The time span of systematic meteorological measurements at the global scale is, however, mainly restricted to the 20th century2, and only a few stations have continuous records dating further back in time. Pre-instrumental information on precipitation variability therefore mainly derives from proxy-based reconstructions and output from climate model simulations, with both lines of independent evidence ideally covering the past millennium. Here we address whether these sources reflect a consistent picture of historical variability in precipitation – in fact, they do not.
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  title = {Is There Memory in Precipitation?},
  author = {Bunde, Armin and Büntgen, Ulf and Ludescher, Josef and Luterbacher, Jürg and von Storch, Hans},
  date = {2013-03},
  journaltitle = {Nature Clim. Change},
  volume = {3},
  pages = {174--175},
  issn = {1758-678X},
  doi = {10.1038/nclimate1830},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate1830},
  abstract = {[Excerpt] Variability in the total amounts of precipitation is known to affect ecological systems, agricultural yields and human societies among various spatial and temporal scales1. Characterizing and understanding the persistence of wet and dry conditions in the distant past gives new perspectives on contemporary climate change and its causes. Such insights should also help in devising hydro-climatological adaptation and mitigation strategies for the future. The time span of systematic meteorological measurements at the global scale is, however, mainly restricted to the 20th century2, and only a few stations have continuous records dating further back in time. Pre-instrumental information on precipitation variability therefore mainly derives from proxy-based reconstructions and output from climate model simulations, with both lines of independent evidence ideally covering the past millennium. Here we address whether these sources reflect a consistent picture of historical variability in precipitation -- in fact, they do not.},
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