Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Research article
08 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 08 Jun 2018

Tagging moisture sources with Lagrangian and inertial tracers: application to intense atmospheric river events

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


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (06 May 2018) by Ben Kravitz
AR by Vicente Perez-Munuzuri on behalf of the Authors (06 May 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 May 2018) by Ben Kravitz
RR by Ana María Durán-Quesada (22 May 2018)
ED: Publish as is (24 May 2018) by Ben Kravitz
Short summary
Two Lagrangian tracer tools are evaluated for studies on atmospheric moisture sources and pathways. Usual Lagrangian methods consider the initial moisture volume to remain constant and the particle to follow flow path lines exactly. In a different approach, the initial volume can be considered to depend on time as it is advected by the flow due to thermodynamic processes. Drag and buoyancy forces must then be considered.
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