reference : A proposed algorithm for moisture fluxes from atmospheric rivers

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Abstract A new algorithm is applied to study water vapor fluxes in the troposphere using wind and moisture data from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts. The fluxes are divided into filamentary structures known as tropospheric rivers and what are termed here broad fields. The results show that the tropospheric rivers may carry essentially the total meridional transport observed in the extratropical atmosphere but may occupy only about 10% of the total longitudinal length at a given latitude. The transient fluxes in traditional studies do not catch the filamentary structures completely and may therefore underestimate the fraction of transport assigned to moving systems, as well as omitting the geographical concentration. The mean flow and eddy fluxes evaluated by the new algorithm are considered to be more physically realistic.
Author Yong Zhu; Reginald E. Newell
DOI 10.1175/1520-0493(1998)126<0725:APAFMF>2.0.CO;2
Issue 3
Journal Monthly Weather Review
Pages 725-735
Title A proposed algorithm for moisture fluxes from atmospheric rivers
Volume 126
Year 1998
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