Articles | Volume 16, issue 22
Research article
16 Nov 2016
Research article |  | 16 Nov 2016

Large-scale vertical velocity, diabatic heating and drying profiles associated with seasonal and diurnal variations of convective systems observed in the GoAmazon2014/5 experiment

Shuaiqi Tang, Shaocheng Xie, Yunyan Zhang, Minghua Zhang, Courtney Schumacher, Hannah Upton, Michael P. Jensen, Karen L. Johnson, Meng Wang, Maike Ahlgrimm, Zhe Feng, Patrick Minnis, and Mandana Thieman

Data sets

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility S. Tang, S. Xie, and Y. Zhang

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility C. Long, K. Gaustad, and L. Riihimaki

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility R. McCoy, Y. Zhang, and S. Xie

ERA-Interim Project. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

Video supplement

Manaus S-Band Monthly A. Funk

Short summary
Data observed during the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5) experiment are used to derive the large-scale fields in this study. The morning propagating convective systems are active during the wet season but rare during the dry season. The afternoon convections are active in both seasons, with heating and moistening in the lower level corresponding to the vertical convergence of eddy fluxes. Case study shows distinguish large-scale environments for three types of convective systems in Amazonia.
Final-revised paper