Spatiotemporal Structure Of Convective Rainfall In Arid Climate
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Francesco is a research scientist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Fredy and Nadine Herrmann Institute of Earth Sciences.

                       

Spatiotemporal Structure Of Convective Rainfall In Arid Climate

Contrasting the common belief, flash floods in arid climates occur quite often when the convective storms typical of these areas hit the fast-responding dry soils. Convective storms are caused by strong vertical motions of moist air masses driven by buoyant instability and are highly effective in condensing moisture into rainfall. These systems usually generate high rain intensities over small areas. In these conditions, flood response is driven by the interactions between rainfall and the basin in space and time so...

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