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Clouds in the Perturbed Climate SystemTheir Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation$
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Jost Heintzenberg and Robert J. Charlson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012874

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012874.001.0001

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Clouds and Precipitation

Clouds and Precipitation

Extreme Rainfall and Rain from Shallow Clouds

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Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System

Yukari N. Takayabu

Hirohiko Masunaga

The MIT Press

Precipitation from shallow or low-level clouds comes generally in the form of drizzle or warm rain. This chapter discusses extreme precipitation and moderate rainfall from low-level clouds. It first discusses the global climatology of drizzle and shallow rain, and then examines extreme rainfall and addresses the issue of extreme rainfall from climate model perspectives and observational aspects.

Keywords:   precipitation, shallow clouds, low-level clouds, drizzle, warm rain, rainfall

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