Climatology of precipitation and clouds over W_PACIFIC_ITCZ
W PACIFIC ITCZ


General info
Precipitation
System properties
Cloud
Seasonal variation
Diurnal variation
Vertical Structure
Extreme events
  • Precipitation geographical distribution

  • Over W_PACIFIC_ITCZ , mean annual precipitation are estimated with 1787.4 (mm/year) from precipitation radar, and 2117.7 (mm/year) from microwave radiometer observations. (see high resolution precipitation product , NOTE: it may take long time to generate for large area) In total, thunderstorms (systems with detected lightning flashes) contribute 9 %, MCSs (Mesoscale convective systems with raining area > 2000 km^2) contribute 74 % of all precipitation.

  • Precipitation seasonal and diurnal variation

  • Seasonal and diurnal variations of rainfall over W_PACIFIC_ITCZ are shown in following figure. You may check the details of rainfall contributions from precipitation systems with different sizes and intensities in various seasons and at different local times.


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