Articles | Volume 8, issue 4
Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 1247–1261, 2017

Special issue: The 8th EGU Leonardo Conference: From evaporation to precipitation:...

Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 1247–1261, 2017

Research article 22 Dec 2017

Research article | 22 Dec 2017

Evaluation of the moisture sources in two extreme landfalling atmospheric river events using an Eulerian WRF tracers tool

Jorge Eiras-Barca et al.

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This paper analyzes the origin of the moisture in two extremely important atmospheric river (and extreme precipitation) events. The distribution of the moisture with regard to the low-level jet is analyzed as well, and the classic association of the atmospheric river to the former is discussed.
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