Atmospheric Rivers as Drought Busters on the U.S. West Coast

@article{Dettinger2013AtmosphericRA,
  title={Atmospheric Rivers as Drought Busters on the U.S. West Coast},
  author={M. Dettinger},
  journal={Journal of Hydrometeorology},
  year={2013},
  volume={14},
  pages={1721-1732}
}
  • M. Dettinger
  • Published 2013
  • Geology
  • Journal of Hydrometeorology
  • AbstractAtmospheric rivers (ARs) have, in recent years, been recognized as the cause of the large majority of major floods in rivers all along the U.S. West Coast and as the source of 30%–50% of all precipitation in the same region. The present study surveys the frequency with which ARs have played a critical role as a common cause of the end of droughts on the West Coast. This question was based on the observation that, in most cases, droughts end abruptly as a result of the arrival of an… CONTINUE READING

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