Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 4 of 4 items for :

  • Decadal variability x
  • Understanding Diurnal Variability of Precipitation through Observations and Models (UDVPOM) x
  • Journal of Climate x
  • Refine by Access: Content accessible to me x
Clear All
Song Yang and Eric A. Smith

The variability of precipitation is an immensely important subject because of its direct control on and response to the atmospheric and surface water and energy cycles that strongly govern weather and climate. Precipitation variability takes place across the complete range of scales up to the very high local–diurnal scales down to the very low global–decadal and longer scales. The topic of this special issue is the diurnal variability of precipitation, cast in the framework of Understanding

Full access
Song Yang and Eric A. Smith

global precipitation characteristics through analysis of the seasonal variability of convective and stratiform rainfall based on the use of long-term records of TRMM rainfall (8 yr over the 1998–2005 period) obtained from PR and TMI measurements—over the tropical global province. Overall, the principal scientific objectives of this study are 1) to understand the climatological variability of convective and stratiform precipitation on a seasonal basis, classified by continental and oceanic

Full access
R. Cifelli, S. W. Nesbitt, S. A. Rutledge, W. A. Petersen, and S. Yuter

1. Introduction It is well known that tropical convection has a significant impact on global climate. In particular, studies have shown that precipitation and latent heating in tropical convection affect the large-scale circulation through heat and moisture transports ( Riehl and Malkus 1958 ; Hartmann et al. 1984 ; DeMaria 1985 ). Although tropical convection and precipitation processes vary over a broad range of time scales, the fundamental mode of variability is driven by the daily change

Full access
Donald Wylie

. Jin , Y. , W. B. Rossow , and D. P. Wylie , 1996 : Comparison of the climatologies of high-level clouds from HIRS and ISCCP. J. Climate , 9 , 2850 – 2879 . Kondragunta , C. R. , 1996 : Seasonal and annual variability of the diurnal cycle of clouds. J. Geophys. Res. , 101 , D16 . 21377 – 21390 . Kondragunta , C. R. , and A. Gruber , 1994 : Diurnal variation of the ISCCP cloudiness. Geophys. Res. Lett. , 21 , 18 . 2015 – 2018 . Pavolonis , M. J. , A. K. Heidinger

Full access