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ESD | Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
Earth Syst. Dynam., 10, 485–499, 2019
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Earth Syst. Dynam., 10, 485–499, 2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 30 Jul 2019

Research article | 30 Jul 2019

Downslope windstorms in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec during Tehuantepecer events: a numerical study with WRF high-resolution simulations

Miguel A. Prósper et al.

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We study the fine-scale structure of Tehuano winds in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, focusing on the flow beyond the well-known strong gap wind jet. We use high-resolution WRF model simulations to show that different downslope windstorm conditions and hydraulic jumps with rotor circulations develop in the mountains east of Chivela Pass depending on crest height and thermodynamic conditions of the air mass. The intense turbulent flows can have a large impact on the existent wind farms in the region.
We study the fine-scale structure of Tehuano winds in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, focusing on...
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