inscription
PORTAIL D'INFORMATION GÉOGRAPHIQUE

Spatial, synoptic, and seasonal patterns of heavy rainfall in the southeastern United States

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

KEIM, B.D.
Dept. of Geography, University of New Hampshire, Durham, Etats-Unis


Description :
This paper examines the synoptic climatology and seasonality of heavy rainfall across the southeastern United States, in adopting a threshold approach. Frontal systems (particularly cold fronts) were found to be the dominant mechanism that induces heavy rainfall across the study area, but tropical disturbances and air-mass storms also contribute, especially at the more coastal locations. Annual regimes were found to vary dramatically from one site to another, and 7 of the 8 sites investigated exhibited statistically significant seasonality.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Physical geography, issn : 0272-3646, 1996, vol. 17, n°. 4, p. 313-328, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 54 ref.

Date :
1996

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Abingdon, Taylor and Francis

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
Tous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI)