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Precipitation patterns change rapidly (within a few months) from the zonally-elongated intertropical convergence zone that is typical of Earth today to a configuration in which there is substantial precipitation near the subsolar point and little precipitation on the night-side of the planet. The regions of large precipitation are determined by the atmospheric circulation: the near-surface atmospheric flow converges near the subsolar point, leading to strong ascending motion and condensation (see Merlis and Schneider (2010) for a detailed discussion). The topography (e.g., the Andes) modulates the precipitation patterns so that they are less concentric about the subsolar point than in the aquaplanet simulations in Merlis and Schneider (2010).