27th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology


Observations during EPIC2001—Diurnal cycle in the East Pacific

Carlos López Carrillo, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM; and D. J. Raymond

In this work, we document the diurnal cycle of convection over the warm pool in east Pacific. The observations took place during the field campaign EPIC-2001(East Pacific Investigation of Climate 2001). The peak in convective activity is determined to occur around 10 UTC. It appears to be coincident with the maximum in mid-level moisture, but preceded by the minimum in convective inhibition for about 4 hours. Satellite infrared temperature, which is commonly used as a surrogate for convection, has its minimum about two hours later than the maximum in convective activity.

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Session 16D, Special Session: Diurnal Variability of Precipitation - Global and Regional Studies
Friday, 28 April 2006, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM, Regency Grand BR 1-3

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