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Modelling extreme convective precipitation using resolved convection

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Extreme precipitation events have a large impact on society, as they can cause localized flooding, disruption of infrastructure, or agricultural crop damage. Changes in the frequency or intensity of extreme precipitation in a warming climate are therefore of general interest.

The maximum precipitation rate is limited by the available energy ...


Coastal precipitation in the Netherlands

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The precipitation over the Ducth coastal regions can depend strongly on the North Sea. In August 2006, for example, high North Sea temperatures lead to strong shower activity and lots of precipitation. The influence of the North Sea is also visible in the climatological mean. In spring with relatively cold ...


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