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David R. Fitzjarrald
Atmospheric Sciences Research Center
University at Albany, SUNY

July 28, 2010
Foothills Laboratory 2, Room 1001
Lecture 3:30pm

River Proximity and Topographic Effects on Precipitation in the Eastern Amazon Basin

I review precipitation measurements organized by our team during the LBA-ECO field project in the eastern Amazon Basin. The relative importance of mesoscale river breezes and large-scale squall lines on regional precipitation patterns will be discussed. Remote sensing rainfall estimates and selected mesoscale model results will be used to assess hypotheses resulting from the data analysis. Perils that accompany the making of gridded rainfall data products will be mentioned in a final rant.