Articles | Volume 8, issue 3
Research article
26 Sep 2017
Research article |  | 26 Sep 2017

Climatology of Lyapunov exponents: the link between atmospheric rivers and large-scale mixing variability

Daniel Garaboa-Paz, Jorge Eiras-Barca, and Vicente Pérez-Muñuzuri


Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (28 Apr 2017) by Valerio Lucarini
AR by Vicente Perez-Munuzuri on behalf of the Authors (07 Jun 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Jun 2017) by Valerio Lucarini
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Jun 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (11 Jul 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (17 Jul 2017) by Valerio Lucarini
AR by Vicente Perez-Munuzuri on behalf of the Authors (31 Jul 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (11 Aug 2017) by Valerio Lucarini
Short summary
For the first time, a climatology of Lyapunov exponents (FTLE) for the period 1979–2014 has been established. This climatology is able to reproduce the main large-scale structures observed in the troposphere. The mean FTLE has been shown to correlate with the baroclinic Eady growth rate within timescales of a few days. As a case study, the contribution of atmospheric rivers to this climatology and their contribution to rainfalls over the Sahara and UK regions have been studied.
Final-revised paper