publication . Article . 2018

Extreme Precipitation Events over North-Western Europe: getting water from the tropics.

Silvio Gualdi; Enrico Scoccimarro; S. O. Krichak;
Open Access
  • Published: 22 Aug 2018
Abstract
Our capability to adapt to extreme precipitation events is linked to our skill in predicting their magnitude and timing. Synoptic features (such as Atmospheric Rivers) developing over the North Atlantic Ocean are known as the source of the majority of water vapour transport into European mid-latitudes, and are associated with episodes of heavy and prolonged rainfall over UK and north western Europe. Thus, a better understanding of the North Atlantic atmospheric conditions prior the occurrence of extreme precipitation events over Europe could help in improving our capability to predict them. We build on atmospheric re-analyses at high spatial resolution (such as ...
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free text keywords: Tropics, Water vapor, Environmental science, Water content, Surface pressure, Climatology, Precipitation, Precipitable water, Storm, Latitude
Funded by
EC| COACCH
Project
COACCH
CO-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange costs
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 776479
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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