Articles | Volume 16, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12359–12382, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12359–12382, 2016

Research article 29 Sep 2016

Research article | 29 Sep 2016

A numerical study of back-building process in a quasistationary rainband with extreme rainfall over northern Taiwan during 11–12 June 2012

Chung-Chieh Wang et al.

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In this study, the back-building process of a quasistationary convective line with extreme rainfall is investigated using a cloud model. At the initiation stage of new cells, thermodynamic processes of near-surface latent heating coupled with adiabatic cooling above along the convergence line, rather than dynamic pressure perturbations, are found to be important. The stronger uplift and cooling aloft provided by old cells made their upstream areas more favorable for new cell development.
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