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The Climatology of Air-Mass and Frontal Extreme Precipitation

Study of meteorological data in Europe


Part of the Springer Atmospheric Sciences book series (SPRINGERATMO)

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About this book


Based on a data series of more than 50 years, this book discusses spatial and seasonal variability in air-mass and frontal extreme precipitation frequency and as well as the relationship between their occurrence and atmospheric circulation. The climatology of air-mass and frontal extreme precipitation is presented for the first time on a European scale. Since there is no robust, automatic method of locating atmospheric fronts, this challenging task has to be performed manually. Moreover, there is limited availability of the complex sub-daily data that is necessary to recognize the dynamic of meteorological fronts. The results show a clear regional and seasonal variety in the relationship between extreme precipitation occurrence and atmospheric circulation depending on precipitation origin. The probability of air-mass and frontal precipitation occurrence provides crucial information for studies in predictability and modeling. This book is intended for students, specialists in the field of climatology and climate change, climate process modelers, and other experts for whom extreme precipitation is important.x


Air-mass Atmospheric Circulation Types European Meteorological Stations Frontal Extreme Precipitation Precipitation Extremes

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Earth SciencesUniversity of SilesiaSosnowiecPoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Climatology of Air-Mass and Frontal Extreme Precipitation
  • Book Subtitle Study of meteorological data in Europe
  • Authors Ewa Łupikasza
  • Series Title Springer Atmospheric Sciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Atmospheric Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-31476-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-81047-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-31478-5
  • Series ISSN 2194-5217
  • Series E-ISSN 2194-5225
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 313
  • Number of Illustrations 24 b/w illustrations, 109 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Atmospheric Sciences
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