Atmospheric circulation over the Bolivian Altiplano during dry and wet periods and extreme phases of the southern oscillation

@article{Vuille1999AtmosphericCO,
  title={Atmospheric circulation over the Bolivian Altiplano during dry and wet periods and extreme phases of the southern oscillation},
  author={Mathias Vuille},
  journal={International Journal of Climatology},
  year={1999},
  volume={19},
  pages={1579-1600}
}
  • M. Vuille
  • Published 30 November 1999
  • Environmental Science
  • International Journal of Climatology
The atmospheric circulation over the Bolivian Altiplano during composite WET and DRY periods and during HIGH and LOW index phases of the Southern Oscillation was investigated using daily radiosonde data from Antofagasta (Chile), Salta (Argentina), Lima (Peru) and La Paz (Bolivia), daily precipitation data from the Bolivian/Chilean border between 18° and 19°S and monthly NCEP (National Centers for Environmental Prediction) reanalysis data between 1960 and 1998. In austral summer (DJF) the… 
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