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#1444899 - 14/12/2017 22:35 Re: Atmospheric Rivers [Re: Flowin]
Flowin Offline
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Yeah imminent probably is wrong word, inevitable some time away or maybe sooner is more what I was thinking. For ARs or AR like features i am looking for precipitable water movement tropics south to mid latitudes. Recent times have appeared to me be weak possibilities.

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#1444933 - 15/12/2017 23:58 Re: Atmospheric Rivers [Re: Flowin]
Seira Offline
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Originally Posted By: Flowin
For ARs or AR like features i am looking for precipitable water movement tropics south to mid latitudes.

My understanding is it is more complicated that just looking for precipitable water. I think what might be sought is large areas of higher water-vapour concentration. It is also worth noting NWCBs, are cloud bands. Atmospheric Rivers (Integrated Water-Vapour Transport) are not necessarily cloud bands. This why I conveyed I thought the Australian NWCB is a version of an AR.

Also, if one wishes to get their ideas together, a reasonable suggestion would be to write them down smile .


Edited by Seira (16/12/2017 00:03)

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#1445152 - 19/12/2017 09:09 Re: Atmospheric Rivers [Re: Seira]
Flowin Offline
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[/quote=Siera]
My understanding is it is more complicated that just looking for precipitable water. I think what might be sought is large areas of higher water-vapour concentration. It is also worth noting NWCBs, are cloud bands. Atmospheric Rivers (Integrated Water-Vapour Transport) are not necessarily cloud bands. This why I conveyed I thought the Australian NWCB is a version of an AR.

[/quote]

I agree with all of that. I would also add that generally ARs seem to be described as a tropics/sub-tropics source towards the mid-latitudes (25 deg to 45/50 deg).


Edited by Flowin (19/12/2017 09:10)
Edit Reason: tried to fix quote:(

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#1445511 - 21/12/2017 22:20 Re: Atmospheric Rivers [Re: Flowin]
Flowin Offline
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Current total precipitable water experimental product at link below (aka quasi integrated water vapour) suggests an AR like system at play between northern NSW and NZ across the Tasman.

http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/mt...4hrs&anim=html5

Moisture feed and longitude seems to be a similar mechanism as north west cloud band but a bit further east. Also concentrated water advection perhaps a bit further south?

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#1445619 - 23/12/2017 23:27 Re: Atmospheric Rivers [Re: Flowin]
Seira Offline
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And another AR-like feature - of sorts - across WA-SE Australia now smile .

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#1446090 - 27/12/2017 21:05 Re: Atmospheric Rivers [Re: Flowin]
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Anything remotely AR like appears absent at this moment.
But the satellite images of low in NW WA for visible clouds and water vapour do appear impressive. And next week ahead on synoptic charts looks like an interesting dynamic.

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#1446284 - 29/12/2017 18:58 Re: Atmospheric Rivers [Re: Flowin]
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Defin looks like an AR on the backend of the ex-TC to me.

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#1447007 - 03/01/2018 00:13 Re: Atmospheric Rivers [Re: Flowin]
Seira Offline
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Thanks for the original MIMIC-TPW2 link Flowin smile .

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#1447346 - 05/01/2018 07:12 Re: Atmospheric Rivers [Re: Flowin]
Flowin Offline
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Cheers Seira - good to share links to resources.
Looks like Coral sea gave NZ a dose of AR moisture feed in weather they experienced on north island in the last day or so.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11969352

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#1449201 - 18/01/2018 13:50 Re: Atmospheric Rivers [Re: Flowin]
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And another AR like event for NZ at the moment.
Shows up well on MIMIC-TPW
http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/mt...4hrs&anim=html5

And media reporting it as "a river of sub-tropical air"
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11976862

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