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The West Coast Thermal Trough: Climatology, Evolution and Sensitivity to Terrain and Surface Fluxes
Although the West Coast thermal trough (WCTT) is the most important mesoscale feature over the U.S. West Coast during the warm season, its initiation, evolution, and structure are not well understood. Originating in the southwest U.S., this inverted trough can extend northward into Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, ...
Warm-season diurnal circulations and heat extremes over the northwest U.S.
Summer synoptic circulations over the northwest U.S., and their interactions with regional terrain, land/water contrasts, and surface heating, give rise to a variety of fascinating meteorological phenomena, many of which have yet to be explored. Furthermore, it is largely unknown how projected future warming associated with ...