Synoptic Circulation and Land Surface Influences on Convection in the Midwest U.S. "Corn Belt" during the Summers of 1999 and 2000. Part I: Composite Synoptic Environments

@inproceedings{Carleton2008SynopticCA,
  title={Synoptic Circulation and Land Surface Influences on Convection in the Midwest U.S. "Corn Belt" during the Summers of 1999 and 2000. Part I: Composite Synoptic Environments},
  author={Andrew M. Carleton and David L. G. Arnold and David James Travis and Steve J. Curran and Jimmy O. Adegoke},
  year={2008}
}
Abstract In the Midwest U.S. Corn Belt, the 1999 and 2000 summer seasons (15 June–15 September) expressed contrasting spatial patterns and magnitudes of precipitation (1999: dry; 2000: normal to moist). Distinct from the numerical modeling approach often used in studies of land surface–climate interactions, a “synoptic climatological” (i.e., stratified composite) approach is applied to observation data (e.g., precipitation, radar, and atmospheric reanalyses) to determine the relative influences… CONTINUE READING

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