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A cyclone over Saudi Arabia on 5 January 2002: A case study

Chakraborty, A and Mujumdar, M and Behera, SK and Ohba, R and Yamagata, T (2006) A cyclone over Saudi Arabia on 5 January 2002: A case study. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 93 (1-2). pp. 115-122.

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A shallow and short-lived subsynoptic cyclone is discussed as one of typical events causing natural disasters over Saudi Arabia on 5 January 2002 using the Japan Meteorological Agency global analysis dataset. The main cause for its formation was vorticity stretching. On the same day widespread rainfall over Saudi Arabia with enhanced precipitation over the mountainous Jeddah region was also observed using the Global Precipitation Climatology Project dataset. Owing to eastward-moving wintertime synoptic-scale Mediterranean disturbances, this rainfall was associated with frontal activity, modified by the local orography.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: cyclone; rainfall; synoptic meteorology; vorticity, Asia; Eurasia; Jeddah; Makkah Saudi Arabia; Middle East; Saudi Arabia
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2015 10:38
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2015 10:38

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