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Volume 7, issue 3
Earth Syst. Dynam., 7, 767–782, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-7-767-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Earth Syst. Dynam., 7, 767–782, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-7-767-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 20 Sep 2016

Research article | 20 Sep 2016

Seasonality and spatial variability of dynamic precipitation controls on the Tibetan Plateau

Julia Curio and Dieter Scherer
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Precipitation Seasonality and Variability over the Tibetan Plateau as Resolved by the High Asia Reanalysis* F. Maussion, D. Scherer, T. Mölg, E. Collier, J. Curio, and R. Finkelnburg https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00282.1

The ERA-Interim reanalysis: configuration and performance of the data assimilation system D. P. Dee, S. M. Uppala, A. J. Simmons, P. Berrisford, P. Poli, S. Kobayashi, U. Andrae, M. A. Balmaseda, G. Balsamo, P. Bauer, P. Bechtold, A. C. M. Beljaars, L. van de Berg, J. Bidlot, N. Bormann, C. Delsol, R. Dragani, M. Fuentes, A. J. Geer, L. Haimberger, S. B. Healy, H. Hersbach, E. V. Hólm, L. Isaksen, P. Kållberg, M. Köhler, M. Matricardi, A. P. McNally,B. M. Monge-Sanz, J.-J. Morcrette, B.-K. Park, C. Peubey, P. de Rosnay, C. Tavolato, J.-N. Thépaut, and F. Vitart https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.828

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Using correlation analysis, we examine the influence of selected atmospheric variables, e.g. wind speed and moisture transport, on the precipitation variability over the Tibetan Plateau (TP). We find that different factors have different effects in different regions and seasons and that the midlatitude westerlies have an impact on the precipitation distribution on the TP and its surroundings year-round and not only in winter.
Using correlation analysis, we examine the influence of selected atmospheric variables, e.g....
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