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Rainfall characteristics in León in 2016 and 2017
Title: Rainfall characteristics in León in 2016 and 2017
Authors: Blanco Alegre, Carlos delOduber, FernandaCalvo, Ana IsabelCastro, AmayaSainz-Villegas, SamuelMartínez-Fernández, AdriánFraile Laiz, Roberto
Keywords: Air pollution; Human health; Aerosol particle; Rainfall
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Asociación Meteorológica Española; Agencia Estatal de Meteorología
Citation: XXXV Jornadas Científicas de la Asociación Meteorológica Española (2018)
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Abstract: Nowadays, air pollution is one of the principal risk to human health and rain is the main sink of aerosol particles in the atmosphere, since it is the main process to mitigate pollution. Furthermore, the study of rainfall characteristics is crucial because it can provide information about present and future risks in an area, related to rain amount or intensity. In order to know the characteristics of the precipitation in the city of León, rain was sampled during 2016 and 2017 using a Laser Precipitation Monitor (LPM) of Thies Clima which registered drops between 0.125 and 8 mm in 22 channels. Furthermore, a Circulation Weather Types (CWTs) classification was carried out based on Lamb (1972), to identify the weather type related to a peculiar synoptic situation in days with rain. Focusing on rain characteristics in the city of León, 3.23·109 drops m-2 have fallen in 2016 with a mean size of 0.36±0.20 mm and 1.06·109 drops m-2 in 2017 with a mean size of 0.35±0.19 mm. The rain characteristic according to Lamb Weather Types during rain events will be analyzed.
Description: Ponencia presentada en: XXXV Jornadas Científicas de la AME y el XIX Encuentro Hispano Luso de Meteorología celebrado en León, del 5 al 7 de marzo de 2018.
Sponsorship : This work was partially supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Grant TEC2014-57821-R), the University of Leon (Programa Propio 2015/00054/001) and the AERORAIN project (Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Grant CGL2014-52556-R, ERDF co-financed).
ISSN: 2605-2202
Appears in Collections:35ª Jornadas Científicas de la AME (2018)

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