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On the relationship of coastal tropical rainfall and the large-scale atmosphere

  title={On the relationship of coastal tropical rainfall and the large-scale atmosphere},
  author={Martin Bergemann and Christian Jakob and Todd P. Lane},
  journal={arXiv: Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics},
Rainfall in coastal areas of the tropics is often shaped by the presence of circulations directly associated with the topography, such as land-sea and/or mountain-valley breezes. In many regions the coastally-affected rainfall consitutes more than half of the overall rainfall received. Weather and climate models with parametrized convection produce large errors in rainfall in tropical coastal regions, most commonly underestimating rainfall over land and overestimating it over the ocean… 



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