Spatial patterns of precipitation and topography in the Himalaya

  title={Spatial patterns of precipitation and topography in the Himalaya},
  author={Alison M. Anders and Gerard H. Roe and Bernard Hallet and David R. Montgomery and Noah Finnegan},
Spatial variability in precipitation has received little attention in the study of connections between climate, erosion, and tectonics. However, long-term precipitation patterns show large variations over spatial scales of ~10 km and are strongly controlled by topography. We use precipitation rate estimates from Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite radar data to approximate annual precipitation over the Himalaya at a spatial resolution of 10 km. The resulting precipitation… CONTINUE READING
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