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Jeyaratnam et al. 2020

Jeyaratnam, J., J.F. Booth, C.M. Naud, Z.J. Luo, and C.R. Homeyer, 2020: Upright convection in extratropical cyclones: A survey using ground-based radar data over the United States. Geophys.Res. Lett., 47, no. 4, e2019GL086620, doi:10.1029/2019GL086620.

Upright convection can impact extratropical cyclone (ETC) precipitation and dynamics differently than isentropic ascent, but how often it occurs and how much it contributes to total precipitation within an ETC have not been systematically documented in previous literature. Herein, convection in ETCs is analyzed using ground-based radar observations over the Eastern US. Convection occupies 1-5% of the precipitating region and constitutes 1-15% of total cyclone precipitation. Furthermore, the location of convective activity occurs preferentially in the warm sector early in a cyclone's life cycle and then as the storm evolves more convection occurs along and behind the cold front. The precipitation rates in regions with convection are more likely to be stronger than those in other precipitating regions of the cyclone. However, the cyclones with the largest area-average precipitation rates include only a small contribution from convection.

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@article{je03100n,
  author={Jeyaratnam, J. and Booth, J. F. and Naud, C. M. and Luo, Z. J. and Homeyer, C. R.},
  title={Upright convection in extratropical cyclones: A survey using ground-based radar data over the United States},
  year={2020},
  journal={Geophys.Res. Lett.},
  volume={47},
  number={4},
  pages={e2019GL086620},
  doi={10.1029/2019GL086620},
}

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AU  - Booth, J. F.
AU  - Naud, C. M.
AU  - Luo, Z. J.
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PY  - 2020
TI  - Upright convection in extratropical cyclones: A survey using ground-based radar data over the United States
JA  - Geophys.Res. Lett.
VL  - 47
IS  - 4
SP  - e2019GL086620
DO  - 10.1029/2019GL086620
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