Articles | Volume 8, issue 3
Research article
03 Jul 2017
Research article |  | 03 Jul 2017

Sensitivity experiments on the response of Vb cyclones to sea surface temperature and soil moisture changes

Martina Messmer, Juan José Gómez-Navarro, and Christoph C. Raible


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (08 Feb 2017) by Rui A. P. Perdigão
AR by Martina Messmer on behalf of the Authors (14 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Mar 2017) by Rui A. P. Perdigão
RR by Fanni Dora Kelemen (31 Mar 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (10 Apr 2017) by Rui A. P. Perdigão
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (08 May 2017)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (16 May 2017) by Rui A. P. Perdigão
Short summary
Low-pressure systems of type Vb may trigger heavy rainfall events over central Europe. This study aims at analysing the relative role of their moisture sources. For this, a set of sensitivity experiments encompassing changes in soil moisture and Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea SSTs are carried out with WRF. The latter moisture source stands out as the most relevant one. Furthermore, the regions most affected by Vb events in the future might be shifted from the Alps to the Balkan Peninsula.
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