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Effects of global warming and climate change 2022 – Water won´t soak into parched ground



This video shows just how long it takes water to soak into parched ground, illustrating why heavy rainfall after a drought can be dangerous and might lead to flash floods.

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What happens when it rains after a drought? Reading Uni experiment raises fears of flash flooding?
A University of Reading expert is warning (Effects of global warming and climate change) the UK could be at risk of flash flooding, as he revealed in an experiment exactly what happens when it rains after a drought.
Posting a video of the experiment on Twitter, Dr Rob Thompson from the university’s Meteorology Department used three glasses of water on different conditions to demonstrate how long it takes water to soak into the ground due to Effects of global warming and climate change.
In the first experiment the water is placed onto wet grass and can be seen rapidly soaking into the ground. But in the second experiment, the water is placed onto extremely dry ground, following a heatwave and struggles to absorb. A Meteorologist from the University of Effects of global warming and climate change, illustrating why heavy rainfall after a drought can be dangerous and might lead to flash floods. In this quick experiment Dr Rob Thompson from our Department of Meteorology shows that it takes longer for water to soak into really dry ground which means flash floods after a drought could be dangerous. #UniversityOfReading #ReadingUni #ClimateScience #Meteorology
Dr Thompson said it illustrates why heavy rainfall after a drought can be dangerous and might lead to flashfloods. A lot of us recognise that dry ground is harder to get watered, Dr Thompson said.
“So I knew it was going to be a problem, but I was surprised at just how big the Effects of global warming and climate change difference was.
“The wettest grass took just nine seconds to empty the glass, 52 seconds for the second one. But I gave up with the driest one after four and a half minutes as you could see the water just wasn’t able to go anywhere.”Imagine if we get heavy rain – it’s going to land on top of the hard soil Effects of global warming and climate change. It might evaporate if it becomes hot and sunny again, or it could run down and cause flash flooding, so a real danger.”What we need is hours of light rain that will slowly soak in.”

00:00 Flash flooding risk during heatwave illustrated in simple video experiment showing effects of global warming
00:03 Two glasses filled with water are put upside down about dry and wet grass
00:10 water over wet grass can be seen rapidly soaking into the ground
00:45 water over parched ground isn´t soaked into the ground as a effect of global warming

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