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Analysis of synoptic patterns in relationship with severe rainfall events in the Ebre Observatory (Catalonia)

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The study has obtained a classification of the synoptic patterns associated with a selection of extreme rain episodes registered in the Ebre Observatory between 1905 and 2003, showing a return period of not less than 10 years for any duration from 5 min to 24 h. These episodes had been previously classified in four rainfall intensity groups attending to their meteorological time scale. The synoptic patterns related to every group have been obtained applying a multivariable analysis to three atmospheric levels: sea-level pressure, temperature, and geopotential at 500 hPa. Usually, the synoptic patterns associated with intense rain in southern Catalonia are featured by low-pressure systems advecting warm and wet air from the Mediterranean Sea at the low levels of the troposphere. The configuration in the middle levels of the troposphere is dominated by negative anomalies of geopotential, indicating the presence of a low or a cold front, and temperature anomalies, promoting the destabilization of the atmosphere. These configurations promote the occurrence of severe convective events due to the difference of temperature between the low and medium levels of troposphere and the contribution of humidity in the lowest levels of the atmosphere.
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Strony
405--414
Opis fizyczny
Bibliogr. 35 poz.
Twórcy
  • Centre for Climate Change (C3), Department of Geography University Rovira i Virgili, Vila-seca Spain, nuria.perez@urv.cat
  • Departament de FísicaESEIAAT, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Barcelona Tech (UPC) Terrassa Spain
autor
  • Servei Meteorològic de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
autor
  • Servei Meteorològic de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  • Departament de FísicaETSEIB, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) Barcelona Spain
autor
  • Departament de Física Aplicada, Facultat de Física Universitat de Barcelona (UB) Barcelona Spain
autor
  • Observatori de l’Ebre Roquetes Spain
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