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The Iberian Peninsula Thermal Low

Hoinka, K.P. and Castro, M. de (2003) The Iberian Peninsula Thermal Low. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 129, pp. 1491-1511. DOI: 10.1256/qj.01.189


Official URL: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/113517151/issue


Statistics of the thermal low above the Iberian Peninsula are presented for the period between 1979 and 1993, based on gridded data from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts reanalysis project. The sample of days with a thermal low above the Iberian Peninsula was selected objectively using criteria applied to mean-sea-level pressure and 925 hPa geopotential fields. The synoptic- and regional-scale horizontal structure is characterized by the climatology of the 500 hPa geopotential and mean-sea-level pressure distributions. The diurnal evolution of the mean-sea-level pressure is portrayed by mean fields at 00, 06, 12 and 18 U TC. The climatological vertical structure of the thermal low is shown by relation to meridional and zonal cross-sections passing through the thermal low's centre. The diurnal evolution of the divergence, relative vorticity, potential temperature and vertical velocity is investigated. Statistics are presented also for the monthly frequency, geographical location, vertical extent and intensity of the Iberian thermal low

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/9832/
Document Type:Article
Title:The Iberian Peninsula Thermal Low
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Castro, M. deUniv. Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo, EUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1256/qj.01.189
Page Range:pp. 1491-1511
Keywords:Hitzetief, Iberische Halbinsel, ERA Daten, ERA data, Heated low
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Deposited By: Löb, Ute
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:14

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