Articles | Volume 26, issue 16
Research article
29 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 29 Aug 2022

Breakdown in precipitation–temperature scaling over India predominantly explained by cloud-driven cooling

Sarosh Alam Ghausi, Subimal Ghosh, and Axel Kleidon


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2022-154', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 Jun 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2022-154', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Jun 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on hess-2022-154', Anonymous Referee #3, 09 Jun 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (30 Jun 2022) by Xing Yuan
AR by Sarosh Ghausi on behalf of the Authors (13 Jul 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Jul 2022) by Xing Yuan
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (17 Jul 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (28 Jul 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (05 Aug 2022)
ED: Publish as is (15 Aug 2022) by Xing Yuan
Short summary
The observed response of extreme precipitation to global warming remains unclear with significant regional variations. We show that a large part of this uncertainty can be removed when the imprint of clouds in surface temperatures is removed. We used a thermodynamic systems approach to remove the cloud radiative effect from temperatures. We then found that precipitation extremes intensified with global warming at positive rates which is consistent with physical arguments and model simulations.