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O&ntilde;ate-Valdivieso, F.; Fries, A.; Mendoza, K.; Gonzalez-Jaramillo, V.; Pucha-Cofrep, F.; Rollenbeck, R. &amp; Bendix, J. (2017): <b>Temporal and spatial analysis of precipitation patterns in an Andean region of southern Ecuador using LAWR weather radar</b>. <i>Meteorol. Atmos. Phys.</i> <b>2017</b>, 1-12.

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Title: Temporal and spatial analysis of precipitation patterns in an Andean region of southern Ecuador using LAWR weather radar
FOR816dw ID: 294
Publication Date: 2017-07-01
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Individual: Fernando Oñate-Valdivieso
Individual: Andreas Fries
Individual: Katherine Mendoza
Individual: Victor Gonzalez-Jaramillo
Individual: Franz Pucha-Cofrep
Individual: Rütger Rollenbeck
Individual: Jörg Bendix
This paper focuses on the analysis of precipita-<br/> tion patterns, using a Local Area Weather Radar to collect<br/> information about the precipitation distribution in an<br/> Andean region of southern Ecuador (cities of Loja, Zamora<br/> and Catamayo). 54 representative events were selected to<br/> develop daily precipitation maps and to obtain their rele-<br/> vant characteristics, which were related to the topography<br/> and the season. The results showed that a strong correlation<br/> between the areas covered by precipitation (RA coef?cient)<br/> and the season exists. In general, humid air masses come<br/> from the east (Amazon Basin), but during the main rainy<br/> season (December to April), humidity also frequently<br/> enters the study region from the west (Paci?c Ocean). The<br/> rainy season is characterized by convective precipitation,<br/> associated with higher evaporation rates during austral<br/> summer. The relatively dry season is formed between May<br/> and November, but considerable precipitation amounts are<br/> registered, too, due to advective moisture transport from<br/> the Amazon Basin, a result of the predominant tropical<br/> easterlies carrying the humidity up the eastern escarpment<br/> of the Andes, generally following the natural course of the<br/> drainage systems.
| South Ecuador | rain | Radar Meteorology |
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Journal: Meteorol. Atmos. Phys.
Volume: 2017
Page Range: 1-12
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Individual: Jörg Bendix
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