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Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 477-493, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-8-477-2017
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03 Jul 2017
Sensitivity experiments on the response of Vb cyclones to sea surface temperature and soil moisture changes
Martina Messmer et al.

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Low-pressure systems of type Vb may trigger heavy rainfall events over central Europe. This study aims at analysing the relative role of their moisture sources. For this, a set of sensitivity experiments encompassing changes in soil moisture and Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea SSTs are carried out with WRF. The latter moisture source stands out as the most relevant one. Furthermore, the regions most affected by Vb events in the future might be shifted from the Alps to the Balkan Peninsula.
Low-pressure systems of type Vb may trigger heavy rainfall events over central Europe. This...
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