Climatology of precipitation and clouds over WEST_ATLANTIC_ITCZ

General info
System properties
Seasonal variation
Diurnal variation
Vertical Structure
Extreme events
  • sizes and depths of precipitation systems

  • Over WEST_ATLANTIC_ITCZ , mean size of precipitation system about 668.8 (km^2) and mean maximum radar echo top height of these precipitation systems is about 5.3 km. Following figure shows the cumulative distribution of the sizes and depths of the precipitation systems in different seasons:

  • rainfall contribution from precipitation systems with different sizes and depths

  • Though usually there are more small systems, the larger systems would bring more total precipitation.

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