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Earth Syst. Dynam., 10, 107–119, 2019

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Earth Syst. Dynam., 10, 107–119, 2019

Research article 18 Feb 2019

Research article | 18 Feb 2019

On the assessment of the moisture transport by the Great Plains low-level jet

Iago Algarra et al.

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We analyse moisture transport triggered by the Great Plains low-level jet (GPLLJ), a maximum in wind speed fields located within the first kilometre of the US Great Plain's troposphere, through the innovative Eulerian Weather Research and Forecasting Model tracer tool. Much moisture associated with this low-level jet has been found in northern regions located in a vast extension of the continent, highlighting the key role played by the GPLLJ in North America's advective transport of moisture.
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