Agrarian urbanization acutely influencing Floridian rainy seasons among the major metropolitan areas of the state as compared to the rural areas, reports the recent scientific review that may play an important role in the government’s plans for more urbanization of societies.
According to the researchers at the Florida State University, the land transformation taking place since last 40 – 60 years has been recorded to be reducing the wet seasons every year by 3.5 hours over the states’ developed cities. For the same, the research team examined an association between land development and length of the rainy season, with help of a system which computed the urban land cover by scaling as one to four.
Study’s leading researcher, Vasu Misra from the Florida Climate Institute at Florida State University said in a statement that, “The urban areas experience the same amount of rainfall as the rural areas but in a shorter amount of time. Therefore, the hourly rain rate is stronger in urban regions. What we found is a trend of decreasing wet-season length in Florida’s urban areas compared to its rural areas.”
The analysis conducted by the National Centers for Environmental Information, National Weather Service Cooperative Observer program and river forecast centers provided the system with all the necessary data. Nature Partner Journal Climate and Atmospheric Science recently published the findings of the study.
Misra continued saying that, “In other words, the urban areas experience the same amount of rainfall as the rural areas but in a shorter amount of time. Therefore, the hourly rain rate is stronger in urban regions. This suggests that urban areas are receiving the rainfall in shorter, more intense bursts – particularly during the summer months.”