Defining Uncertainties through Comparison of Atmospheric River Tracking Methods

Christine A. Shields Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado

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L. Ruby Leung Earth Systems Analysis and Modeling, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington

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CORRESPONDING AUTHOR: Christine A. Shields, shields@ucar.edu

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CORRESPONDING AUTHOR: Christine A. Shields, shields@ucar.edu
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