Atmospheric rivers are important mechanisms for transporting water vapor through the atmosphere outside the tropics. These long, narrow, transient corridors occur at low altitudes just ahead of the cold front in midlatitude cyclone systems. These rivers in the sky stitch together the components of the extratropical water cycle by providing large-scale horizontal water vapor transport.
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|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Setting the stage for a global science of atmospheric rivers|
|Series title||Eos, Earth and Space Science News|
|Contributing office(s)||National Research Program - Eastern Branch|