East Asian Atmospheric River (AR) database (KMX17)

Published: 9 July 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/hnr86n5r36.1
Youichi Kamae


This Atmospheric River (AR) database includes AR occurrence data (0 or 1) for 1958-2013 at each grid over East Asia. AR detection was based on the Vertically Integrated Water Vapor Transport (IVT) obtained from JRA-55 (Kobayashi et al. 2015 JMSJ, doi: 10.2151/jmsj.2015-001) at 1.25x1.25 horizontal resolution and at 6-hourly temporal resolution. More details of the detection method, climatology and interannual variability of the obtained AR data are detailed in Kamae et al. (2017 JC). Reference: Kamae, Y., W. Mei, S.-P. Xie, M. Naoi, and H. Ueda, 2017: Atmospheric rivers over the Northwestern Pacific: Climatology and interannual variability. J. Climate, 30, 5605-5619. [doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0875.1] Contact information: Youichi Kamae, University of Tsukuba, kamae.yoichi.fw@u.tsukuba.ac.jp Wei Mei, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, wmei@email.unc.edu



Climate Dynamics, Hydrologic Cycle, Water Vapor, Atmospheric Circulation