Air motions and precipitation growth in Alpine storms

@inproceedings{SOCORROMEDINA2003AirMA,
  title={Air motions and precipitation growth in Alpine storms},
  author={By SOCORROMEDINA and Robert A. Houze},
  year={2003}
}
This study documents two strong Mesoscale Alpine Programme (MAP) storms. Each occurred ahead of a strong baroclinic trough. Even though their 500 and 850 hPa  ow patterns were strikingly similar upstream of the Alps, their  ow at lower levels was different and resulted in different forms of orographic enhancement of the precipitation associated with baroclinic systems by the Alpine terrain. During Intensive Observing Period (IOP) 2b, the low-level  ow and thermodynamic conditions over the… CONTINUE READING
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