Estimating the water budget of three mid-latitude extratropical cyclones is attempted from the perspective of the precipitation efficiency (PE), using a method proposed for the study of convective columns. Using a lagrangian, system-relative volume centered on the surface low pressure, each cyclone was followed for most of its lifetime within a pre-defined volume (7 degrees latitude x 9 degrees longitude, or approximately 700 x 700 km). A comparison is then made of total atmospheric water vapor ingested to total moisture eliminated (as precipitation). We hypothesize that the PE increases with the intensity of the cyclone. This small sample confirms that idea, and thus encourages further study with this approach.
|Commitee:||Knapp, Benjamin, Lupo, Tony, Market, Patrick|
|School:||University of Missouri - Columbia|
|School Location:||United States -- Missouri|
|Source:||MAI 58/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Natural Resource Management, Environmental science|
|Keywords:||Atmospheric science, Precipation efficiency|
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