Setting the stage for a global science of atmospheric rivers

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Abstract

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 type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Setting the stage for a global science of atmospheric rivers
Series title Eos, Earth and Space Science News
DOI 10.1029/2015EO038675
Volume 96
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher EOS
Contributing office(s) National Research Program - Eastern Branch
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