Data Gaps within Atmospheric Rivers over the Northeastern Pacific

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  • 1 Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, La Jolla, California, U.S
  • 2 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Centers for Environmental Prediction/Environmental Modeling Center/I. M. Systems Group, College Park, Maryland, U.S
  • 3 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Centers for Environmental Prediction/Environmental Modeling Center, College Park, Maryland, U.S
  • 4 Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, U.S
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Capsule summary

A significant data void exists in the lower atmosphere during Atmospheric River (AR) events over the northeastern Pacific. When available, AR Reconnaissance data provide the majority of direct observations within the critical layer of an oceanic AR.

Corresponding author: Minghua Zheng, University California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La 19 Jolla, CA92037, U.S. Email: mzheng@ucsd.edu

Capsule summary

A significant data void exists in the lower atmosphere during Atmospheric River (AR) events over the northeastern Pacific. When available, AR Reconnaissance data provide the majority of direct observations within the critical layer of an oceanic AR.

Corresponding author: Minghua Zheng, University California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La 19 Jolla, CA92037, U.S. Email: mzheng@ucsd.edu
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