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Hunting Atmospheric Rivers

December 7, 2017

Hunting Atmospheric Rivers UC San Diego scientists preparing to capture data from critical source of California’s water supply An Air Force C-130 “Hurricane Hunter” aircraft at San Diego’s Brown Field. Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications As the traditional peak of a new water year approaches, researchers at Scripps…

More Evidence that California Weather Is Trending Toward Extremes

August 11, 2022

…weather events such as atmospheric rivers capable of bringing torrential rains and Santa Ana winds that can spread devastating wildfires. “This study suggests that weather patterns are changing in a way that enhances hot, dry Santa Ana winds, while reducing precipitation frequency in the Southwest,” said Guirguis. “These changes in…

Comet Supercomputer Pilots Extreme Ensemble for Predicting Atmospheric River Events

October 12, 2022

Atmospheric rivers are narrow bands of moisture-laden air, often more than a thousand miles long and a few hundred miles wide, that affect precipitation around the world. Forecasting their impact is especially important in the western United States where they can account for up to 50% of rainfall.

California’s Climate Future Suggests More Volatility and a Key Role for Atmospheric Rivers

September 12, 2017

Two recently published studies investigating past and future precipitation in California demonstrate that the state is experiencing an increasingly volatile precipitation regime, as rain-heavy winter storms known as “atmospheric rivers” become increasingly intense, and dry periods between storms grow longer.

Climate Change Projected to Increase Atmospheric River Flood Damages in the United States

August 25, 2022

…Change Projected to Increase Atmospheric River Flood Damages in the United States Damage costs in western states could triple by end of century Tropical Storm Imelda causes closure of Interstate 10 in Houston, Texas due to high water. Photo credit: iStock / Sean Hannon. A research team at Scripps Institution…

Reconnaissance Flights Into Atmospheric Rivers Aim To Improve West Coast Storm Predictions

March 3, 2016

…San Diego have developed a new method for improving atmospheric river forecasts based on collecting special observations using two aircraft in atmospheric rivers over the northeast Pacific Ocean. The method was used for the first time in February in National Weather Service-directed flights over the Pacific Ocean.

New Study Identifies Atmospheric Rivers as Contributor to Increased Snow Mass in West Antarctica

March 2, 2021

A new study published today in the journal Geophysical Research Letters used NASA’s ice-measuring laser satellite to identify atmospheric river storms as a key driver of increased snowfall in West Antarctica during the 2019 austral winter.

What Kind of La Niña Year Is This?

February 9, 2017

…Niña Year Is This? Atmospheric rivers steal thunder from phenomenon that usually brings dry weather to the Southwest Scientists had been anticipating since last summer that La Niña, the phenomenon often associated with dry and somewhat cool weather on the West Coast, would develop this winter and extend a five-year…

Atmospheric Rivers, Cloud-Creating Aerosol Particles, and California Reservoirs

January 16, 2015

…gets its precipitation. They will do so by studying atmospheric rivers, meteorological events that include the famous rainmaker known as the Pineapple Express.

Governor Signs Legislation to Improve Understanding of Atmospheric Rivers

October 12, 2015

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Oct. 9 legislation that will improve the state’s ability to respond to major precipitation episodes and better manage water supply by expanding climate research on the causes of drought and flood led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego.

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