American Geophysical Union Publishes Collection of Atmospheric River Publications in Geophysical Research Letters

July 27, 2017

The American Geophysical Union recently published a special hand selected collection of papers on atmospheric rivers that have been published in Geophysical Research Letters.​​

Atmospheric rivers are a relatively new phenomena in atmospheric science that have become a popular subject of meteorological, hydrological, and climatological research due to their influence on global moisture transport, extreme precipitation, flooding, drought mitigation, and water supply. The collection in GRL highlights the research that has been published over the past three decades beginning with Newell et al’s seminal paper, which introduced the term “tropospheric river.”

CW3E research is highlighted in the report with 5 of the papers in the collection being lead by CW3E researchers and an additional 8 papers with CW3E researchers as co-authors which discuss topics ranging from extreme precipitation to the influence of climate change on atmospheric river characteristics. The collection of papers can be found here