Oct 19, 2012

The detection of atmospheric rivers in atmospheric reanalyses and their links to British winter floods and the large-scale climatic circulation

Lavers, David A., Villarini, Gabriele, Allan, Richard P., Wood, Eric F., Wade, Andrew J.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
  • Develops an algorithm which uses the spatial and temporal extent of the vertically integrated horizontal water vapor transport for the detection of persistent atmospheric rivers (ARs)
  • Finds a strong relationship between persistent AR occurrences and UK winter floods
  • Concludes that persistent AR occurrences often trigger winter floods