Articles | Volume 20, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 14649–14667, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-14649-2020

Special issue: Hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean (ACP/AMT/GMD/HESS/NHESS/OS...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 14649–14667, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-14649-2020

Research article 01 Dec 2020

Research article | 01 Dec 2020

Hectometric-scale simulations of a Mediterranean heavy-precipitation event during the Hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean Experiment (HyMeX) first Special Observation Period (SOP1)

Olivier Nuissier et al.

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This present article demonstrates how numerical simulations with very high horizontal resolution (150 m) can contribute to better understanding the key physical processes (turbulence and microphysics) that lead to Mediterranean heavy precipitation.
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