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Research article
28 Feb 2017
Research article |  | 28 Feb 2017

Role of moisture transport for Central American precipitation

Ana María Durán-Quesada, Luis Gimeno, and Jorge Amador

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This work aims to leverage the understanding of precipitation distribution with a long-term analysis of moisture transport from oceanic and continental sources and its relevance for regional precipitation features, variability and trends. Combining reanalysis, model output, in situ observations and satellite products we provide a robust survey that is useful for, for example, modelling, water resource management, flood and drought monitoring, rain-linked disease spread and ecosystem studies.
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