Turbulence as a Mechanism for Orographic Precipitation Enhancement

  title={Turbulence as a Mechanism for Orographic Precipitation Enhancement},
  author={Robert A. Houze and Socorro Medina}
This study examines the dynamical and microphysical mechanisms that enhance precipitation during the passage of winter midlatitude systems over mountain ranges. The study uses data obtained over the Oregon Cascade Mountains during the Improvement of Microphysical Parameterization through Observational Verification Experiment 2 (IMPROVE-2; November–December 2001) and over the Alps in the Mesoscale Alpine Program (MAP; September–November 1999). Polarimetric scanning and vertically pointing S-band… CONTINUE READING
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