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by Duffourg, F. and Ducrocq, V.
Abstract:
A major ingredient for Mediterranean Heavy Precipitating Events (HPEs) is the low-level moisture transport towards the coast. This paper proposes a methodology allowing a spatially and temporally continuous study of the water supply to Mediterranean HPEs. It is based on water budgets computed from mesoscale numerical simulation outputs. The method is applied on four typical HPEs over Southeastern France. It allows to identify and assess quantitatively the contributions of local Mediterranean and remote African and Atlantic moisture sources.
Reference:
Duffourg, F. and Ducrocq, V., 2013: Assessment of the water supply to Mediterranean heavy precipitation: a method based on finely designed water budgetsAtmospheric Science Letters, 14, 133-138.
Bibtex Entry:
@Article{Duffourg2013,
  Title                    = {Assessment of the water supply to Mediterranean heavy precipitation: a method based on finely designed water budgets},
  Author                   = {Duffourg, F. and Ducrocq, V.},
  Journal                  = {Atmospheric Science Letters},
  Year                     = {2013},

  Month                    = {July/September},
  Number                   = {3},
  Pages                    = {133-138},
  Volume                   = {14},

  Abstract                 = {A major ingredient for Mediterranean Heavy Precipitating Events (HPEs) is the low-level moisture transport towards the coast. This paper proposes a methodology allowing a spatially and temporally continuous study of the water supply to Mediterranean HPEs. It is based on water budgets computed from mesoscale numerical simulation outputs. The method is applied on four typical HPEs over Southeastern France. It allows to identify and assess quantitatively the contributions of local Mediterranean and remote African and Atlantic moisture sources.},
  Copublication            = {2: 2 Fr},
  Doi                      = {10.1002/asl2.429},
  Keywords                 = {Mediterranean heavy precipitation, water supply, water budgets},
  Owner                    = {hymexw},
  Timestamp                = {2014.03.24},
  Url                      = {http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asl2.429/pdf}
}