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CLaSP Ph.D candidate is first author on a new AMS journal paper

Posted: July 30, 2018

CLaSP Ph.D candidate is first author on a new AMS journal paper
Climate and Space Ph.D. candidate Annareli Morales is first author on a new paper published in an online journal of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). The paper, titled, "Orographic Precipitation Response to Microphysical Parameter Perturbations for Idealized Moist Nearly Neutral Flow"‚Äčappeared in the AMS Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences and was co-authored by former CLaSP faculty member, Derek J. Posselt of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 

Ms. Morales summarized the paper: 
 
"The study explored the impact of changes to model parameter settings associated with precipitation processes to precipitation amount and location over a simulated mountain. The type of atmospheric flow explored is similar to an Atmospheric River, which transport very moist, warm air from the tropics to the mid-latitudes, providing regional water resources for mountain communities. The study found the precipitation response to changes in model parameters can be different depending on the environmental conditions. Overall, changes to parameters associated with precipitation processes affect the location of peak precipitation, while the total amount of precipitation produced is more sensitive to environmental changes. "