Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 161–175, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-161-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 161–175, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-161-2016

Research article 18 Jan 2016

Research article | 18 Jan 2016

The diurnal cycle of rainfall over New Guinea in convection-permitting WRF simulations

M. E. E. Hassim et al.

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Gravity waves from deep convection along with terrain and coastal effects control the development and movement of squall lines that affect the diurnal cycle of rainfall over New Guinea and its northern coast. Days with offshore propagating systems are governed by background conditions (more mid-tropospheric moisture, CAPE, and low-level convergence) as opposed to days without offshore propagation. Our results shed some light on the physics and dynamics of Maritime Continent organised convection
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