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Intense precipitation events in the Central Range of the Iberian Peninsula
Title: Intense precipitation events in the Central Range of the Iberian Peninsula
Authors: Mora García, Manuel AntonioAutor AEMETRiesco Martín, Jesús ORCID Autor AEMETSánchez LLorente, José MiguelRivas Soriano, LuisPablo Dávila, Fernando de
Keywords: Intense precipitation; Moisture flux; Orographic shadow; Forecasting of precipitation
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: European Geosciences Union
Citation: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 2017, 17(12), p. 2289-2300
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Abstract: Intense orographic precipitation associated with the Central Range was analysed using data of maximum accumulated precipitation in 24 h, occurring between 1958 and 2010. The 18 selected episodes were associated with a southwesterly tropospheric flow, a low-level jet, and high moisture flux at low levels. The observed moisture flux was higher than 100 (m g(s kg)−1) and the dry and wet Froude numbers were greater than 1. The selected area to study this synoptic situation was Gredos, broad and high range, which is located in the eastern part of the Central Range and generates a leeward “orographic shadow”. The effect of the Central Range on the spatial distribution of precipitation on the Iberian Peninsula plateau results in a sharp increase in precipitation in the south of the Central Range, followed by a decrease to the north of this range.
ISSN: 1561-8633
Appears in Collections:Artículos científicos 2015-2018

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