Climatology of precipitation and clouds over IRAQ
IRAQ


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

  • Over IRAQ , mean annual precipitation are estimated with 219.9 (mm/year) from precipitation radar, and 149.2 (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 52 %, MCSs (Mesoscale convective systems with raining area > 2000 km^2) contribute 77 % of all precipitation.

  • Precipitation seasonal and diurnal variation

  • Seasonal and diurnal variations of rainfall over IRAQ 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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