EGU21-7540
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-7540
EGU General Assembly 2021
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Lagrangian review of the origin of the humidity for the case of two extreme precipitation events in the Mediterranean region 

Sara Cloux, Damián Insua-Costa, Gonzalo Miguez-Macho, and Vicente Perez-Muñuzuri
Sara Cloux et al.
  • University of Santiago de Compostela, Faculty of Physics, Nonlinear Physics Group, Santiago of Compostela, Spain (s.cloux@usc.es)

Extreme precipitation events are atmospheric phenomena causing floods that generate great economic and social losses. The Mediterranean region is characterized by a strong variability in time and space that favors the appearance of this type of phenomena. Therefore, determining the origin of humidity must be done.     

The UTrack-atmospheric-moisture model [1] is a Lagrangian tool to track atmospheric moisture flows forward in time using ERA-5 reanalysis weather data. The labeled moisture is released into the atmosphere in the form of evaporation. After determine the allocated moisture precipitated at each time, this model allows us to know the percentage of relative humidity that has precipitated for each of the labeled sources.  Here we present a comparison of these results with previous results obtained by other Lagrangian methods. 

[1] Tuinenburg, Obbe A., and Arie Staal. Tracking the global flows of atmospheric moisture and associated uncertainties." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 24.5 (2020): 2419-2435. 

How to cite: Cloux, S., Insua-Costa, D., Miguez-Macho, G., and Perez-Muñuzuri, V.: Lagrangian review of the origin of the humidity for the case of two extreme precipitation events in the Mediterranean region , EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-7540, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-7540, 2021.

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