"As the climate warms, the amount of rainfall likely will change.
Although we have a good idea of how rainfall will change along the Gulf Coast, the models for South Texas are less clear. Who can say if there will be fewer or more intense storms? Or what such changes will mean to coastal plant life along the Gulf 20 to 40 years from now.
To get a compressed look at what could happen in the future, Dr. Christopher Gabler, professor of Environmental Sciences at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, has built a series of structures that will alter the environment in small areas to test physical and biological reactions to changes in rainfall....continue reading.