Item: A simple orographic precipitation model for the pacific northwest
Title: A simple orographic precipitation model for the pacific northwest
Proceedings: 1986 International Snow Science Workshop, Lake Tahoe, California, USA
Authors: P. S. HAYES
Abstract: A two dimensional model of wind flow is used to compute vertical velocities using an accurate model of topography in the Pacific Northwest. A simple parameterization of precipitation is derived and used in conjunction with the model vertical velocities to produce estimated precipitation amounts. Two case studies are presented comparing the precipitation amounts estimated from the model with those actually observed.
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Keywords: wind flow, velocities, precipitation
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