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Author Paolo, Di Girolamo ♦ Evelyne, Richard ♦ Ignazio, Mancini ♦ Cyrille, Flamant ♦ Marco, Cacciani ♦ Donato, Summa ♦ Frédérique, Said ♦ Véronique, Ducrocq ♦ Dario, Stelitano ♦ Mathieu, Nuret
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Content type Text
Publisher EDP Sciences
File Format PDF
Date Created 2016-06-17
Copyright Year ©2016
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) QC1-999
Subject Keyword Science ♦ Physics
Abstract Water vapour measurements from a ground-based Raman lidar and an airborne differential absorption lidar, complemented by high resolution numerical simulations from two mesoscale models (Arome-WMED and MESO-NH), are considered to investigate transition events from Mistral/Tramontane to southerly marine flow taking place over the Gulf of Lion in Southern France in the time frame September-October 2012, during the Hydrological Cycle in the Mediterranean Experiment (HyMeX) Special Observation Period 1 (SOP1). Low-level wind reversals associated with these transitions are found to have a strong impact on water vapour transport, leading to a large variability of the water vapour vertical and horizontal distribution. The high spatial and temporal resolution of the lidar data allow to monitor the time evolution of the three-dimensional water vapour field during these transitions from predominantly northerly Mistral/Tramontane flow to a predominantly southerly flow, allowing to identify the quite sharp separation between these flows, which is also quite well captured by the mesoscale models.
ISSN 2100014X
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-01-01
e-ISSN 2100014X
Journal EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume Number 119
Starting Page 15002

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